Oct. 16, 2006

PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Department of Athletics kicked off the 2006-07 men and women's basketball season in fine fashion on Oct. 13 with the annual Midnight Madness celebration.

Magic 98.9 was on hand, broadcasting live with Bill Baker "The Rumpshaker" hosting the live remote. D.J. Blade from Force One Productions was also on hand to keep the party atmosphere going. The event also featured performances from the UMES Cheerleaders, The Diamonds Dance Team, and several other UMES Student organizations.

The night had the semi-finals and finals of the three-point shootout and slam-dunk contests that began two week ago. The Department of Athletics also planned a special treat in the form of a faculty/staff/alumni basketball game.

At approximately 9:00 pm, the women's basketball team was introduced and played an inter-squad scrimmage game for their first official practice. One hour later the men took the floor for their first practice, also playing an inter-squad game.

Click here for the 2006 Midnight Madness Photo Gallery

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