NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - More than 3,000 Merrimack College basketball fans swarmed Hammel Court late Friday evening, welcoming the men's and women's basketball squads as part of Merrimack's annual Midnight Madness event.
This Ultimate Warrior special event was sponsored by SAAC, Merrimack Athletics, MPB, SGA, OSI and Campus Life. There were special performances by the cheerleaders, dance team, and the women's basketball team.
Merrimack students and basketball players alike competed in relay races, a half court shot contest, and an athlete versus faculty memeber 3-point contest. The men's basketball squad rounded out the festivities with the annual dunk contest.
The men's basketball team will open up the 2013-14 season on Friday, Nov. 8, against Wilmington at the Bentley Tip-Off Classic. The women's basketball team, who finished last season 17-12 overall en route to a thrilling postseason run to the NE-10 Semifinals, will also open up the season on Nov. 9against Mansfield.