Oct. 8, 2007
As excitement grows for the men's and women's 2007-08 basketball teams at Lamar University, Big Red Mania has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 from 5-8 p.m. to officially tip off the season.
Big Red Mania will be a "Midnight Madness" type of event, marking the beginning of the men's and women's basketball season as well as provide an opportunity for the general student population to meet and interact with Lamar athletes from all sports.
At 7 p.m., Big Red Mania will officially get underway inside the Montage Center for the introduction of Lamar's championship teams and the men's and women's basketball teams. The women's team will put on a three-point shooting display and the Cardinal men will cap off the team performances with a slam dunk contest.
In addition to the basketball festivities, the Lamar Student Athlete Advisory Committee will make a presentation food to the Southeast Texas Foodbank. The food will be gathered by all of the LU athletes on a scavenger hunt on October 15.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with the Cardinal Carnival in the Montagne Center parking lot. The dining hall will be closed for dinner, and Chartwells will be serving only at the Cardinal Carnival. Food and beverage tickets will be available for $1 each, with entrees costing two tickets and drinks one ticket. Students on a meal plan can use their card to purchase tickets.
Events in the Cardinal Carnival will include a street ball court, a blow up obstacle course, blow up soccer game and live D.J.'s from 94.1 FM and 102.5 FM.