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Pitt Midnight Madness schedule: Event to be held outdoors

Pitt basketball to tip off season with Midnight Madness on Friday.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball program will hold its annual Midnight Madness event Friday at 10 p.m. ET. The event, a yearly tradition that encourages fans to get excited for the upcoming hoops season, will be a part of the university's Homecoming Weekend and will be held outdoors on a court on Bigelow Boulevard. (If there's bad weather, the event will be moved to the Petersen Events Center.)

The showcase will be televised on ESPN3 and will be a part of ESPNU's Midnight Madness special which will provide live interviews and updates. Pitt's first exhibition game is schedule for Friday, Oct. 26, against Indiana (Pa.). Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

Pitt's Midnight Madness will be the first of three major events being held on campus during the weekend, as on Sunday the Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair will begin at noon while the Blue-Gold Scrimmage start at 2 p.m. All three events are free and open to the public.

A complete schedule of Homecoming events can be seen here.

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