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Matt Knight Madness: When It All Begins
Release Date: 10/05/2011
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EUGENE, Ore. – For one Knight only, Oregon fans will be able to catch an early preview of the 2011-12 men’s and women’s basketball teams as the Ducks tip-off the year with Matt Knight Madness on Friday, Oct. 14.

The doors to Matt Arena open at 7:30 p.m., with the event scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Admission to Matt Knight Madness is free to the public, but fans are encouraged to donate three non-perishable food items to Food for Lane County.

Jerry Allen and Mal Williams will host a jam-packed evening of basketball and fun.

Raffle tickets will be distributed at the entrances for fans as giveaways will take place throughout the evening. In addition, fans and students will participate in basketball and dance contests as well as the Pepsi Around the World Challenge and Deal or No Deal.

The Pit Crew will also be on hand to disperse coupons to the first 1,000 students who walk through the doors, and those coupons will be used to exchange for Pit Crew T-Shirts on the practice courts following the show.

But the Pit Crew’s main attraction will be the introduction of the Limited Edition Pit Crew Air Jordan 3. Ten pairs will be given away as raffle prizes to fans in attendance.

In addition to giveaways and contests, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced to the crowd and each squad will hold a short scrimmage, while head coaches Dana Altman and Paul Westhead will both make appearances.

A disc jockey will be on hand and the Oregon Cheer and Dance team will also perform.

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