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Herd Madness set for Oct. 19

October 12, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University celebrates the start of basketball season Friday, Oct. 19, with Herd Madness in Cam Henderson Center.

The free event begins at 7 p.m. on the first day of Homecoming weekend. Arena doors open at 6 p.m.

Herd Madness is a preseason showcase for the Thundering Herd men’s and women’s teams with player introductions, a 3-point shooting competition, a two-ball competition, a slam dunk contest and an autograph session.

The first 1,000 fans will receive a Herd Madness T-shirt. There will be a food giveaway for Marshall students courtesy of D.P. Dough and one student will be selected to attempt a half-court shot for a car from Todd Judy Ford of Huntington. Schedule posters will be given away.

Season ticket-holders can pick up their tickets at the event. A choose-your-seat promotion will be held for season ticket purchases.

The Marshall men’s team has home exhibition games Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 against Glenville State College and West Virginia Wesleyan College respectively before going on the road Nov. 7 to open the season at Eastern Kentucky University.

Marshall’s women open their season Nov. 7 at home against Indiana State University.

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