The Madness Hits GCSU Oct. 14

by Chelsea Wilson, sports information student assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia College & State University Midnight Madness begins at 10 p.m. Oct. 14 featuring the much anticipated all-you-can-eat pancakes and many entertaining basketball activities.

Midnight Madness is an event kicking off the first night of basketball practice and traditionally features both men's and women's scrimmage games, free-throw and three-point competitions, a slam dunk competition, and performances by the dance and cheerleading teams.

This year Midnight Madness will also include a few different activities. Other activities include a midnight poetry slam by Art as an Agent for Change, a half-court shot for semester books, and Alcohol Awareness Week activities.

At 11:30 p.m., Alcohol Awareness week will hold a drunk game between five students and five former NCAA basketball players. The five former athletes will wear "beer goggles" that simulate intoxication as a visual aid to how alcohol impairs normal activity.

The athletic department would like to thank the Macon Fire Department, Art as an Agent for Change, Alcohol Awareness Week, and the Mass Communication Program's Public Relations Administration class for helping with this event.

The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.