WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Prime Time Madness invades Eastern Connecticut State University Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium during an hour-long pep rally in support of the Eastern men's and women's basketball teams, which open the 2012/13 seasons this weekend at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
Players and coaches from both teams will be introduced and there will be performances by the Eastern dance team, dance troupe, competitive cheer team, and New Element. Students in attendance will also have an opportunity to win T-shirts throughout the course of the evening.
Games involving fans include a Hot Shot contest, which involves two co-ed teams of two competing to see which team can score the most points in 60 seconds; a Crazy Race, which involves contestants racing from end line to free throw line wearing large layers of clothing, making five loops around a bat, and sinking a free throw before their teammate does the same thing.
Also on hand to liven the crowd will be Sheldon and the Blue Guy.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Total Grind Entertainment Group.
The men's basketball team faces Western New England University Friday at 5:30 p.m. in its tip-off and season opener, while the women face Simmons Saturday at 5:30 in its tip-off and season debut.