The NCAA basketball season is just about under way, which means Midnight Magic is coming soon to UCI.
Midnight Magic is a nationwide college campus event that officially kicks off the NCAA basketball season and allows teams to begin practices.
It will be held at the Bren Events Center on Oct. 17 from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
This is the fifth time Midnight Magic has been held at UC Irvine. The theme of this year’s event will be ‘Road to the NCAA Tournament.’
It is a time for players, fans and the basketball program in general to get hyped up for the upcoming season and the path to the NCAA tournament. All of the new and returning players from the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced.
Finally, the event will be filled with plenty of other festivities including a performance by the UCI cheer squad, a M-CIA dance presentation, random prize giveaways, games, free food for the first 1,000 fans, three-point contests, scrimmages by both the men’s and women’s basketball squads and of course, a slam dunk contest.
Completely Insane Anteaters (CIA) sign-ups will also officially begin during the night.
Events Planned for Midnight Magic:
* Slam dunk contest
* Three-point contest
* Scrimmages by the men’s and women’s teams
* M-CIA dance performance
* UCI cheer squad performance
* Prize giveaways