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Thundering Herd Madness set Oct. 12

Sep. 30, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Thundering Herd Madness marking the official beginning of college basketball practice is set for Friday, Oct. 12, in Cam Henderson Center.

Herd Madness is a Tip-Off Club fundraiser and all tickets are $5. Marshall students can get in free by presenting a vaiid student ID. The student entrance is on the upper concourse level on the south side.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-THE-HERD or by going online to HerdZone.com.

Anyone with a ticket to Thundering Herd Madness gets free admission to Marshall playing Rice in volleyball at 5:30 p.m.

Arena gates will open at 7 p.m. Marshall third-season head coach Tom Herrion will introduce the team to begin the event at 8 p.m. The rest of the night will consist of a two-ball competition, slam dunk contest and a 20-minute scrimmage.

A Select-A Seat promotion for season ticket sales will begin at 4:30 p.m.

First-season Marshall women's coach Matt Daniel will introduce his squad.

The event will also feature some spectator competitions where fans can win season tickets, $500 worth of gasoline, a Marshall basketball gift package and cash.

Upon the completion of the approximately 75-minute event, fans can get autographs from players and coaches. A special Marshall basketball promotional item will be distributed at the event for all fans.

-- The Herald-Dispatch



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