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Late Night Madness Kicks Off Season

Providence, R.I.--The Coach Cooley Era will begin on Friday, October 14, as Late Night Madness in Alumni Hall will open the 2011-12 college basketball season. Admission is free and doors will open at 9:30 p.m. The athletic department also will be offering a live video stream of the event at www.friars.com.

Late Night Madness festivities will kick off at 9:30 p.m. Local hip-hop artist Ace Diamond, the Providence College Pep Band, and various emcees will provide music and entertainment until 10:00 p.m.

The men’s basketball team will ​be introduced along with first-year head coach Ed Cooley. Members of the team will then take part in a dunk competition with celebrity judges. Soon thereafter, head women’s basketball oach Phil Seymore and the Friar women’s basketball team will be introduced.

There will be performances by the Providence College cheerleading and dance teams. The Providence College Dance Club, Board of Multicultural Student Affairs, and Board of Programmers also will take part in their annual dance competition. Throughout the evening, disc jockey DJ Finesse will entertain the crowd.

The general public is welcome to attend free of charge and all Friar fans are encouraged to attend. The seating for the event is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans are encouraged to wear black attire to show support for the teams.

For more information on Late Night Madness, call 401.865.2733.​

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