Musketeer Madness tips off basketball season on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Cintas Center

Fan Fest includes autograph signing by men's and women's team players | October 13, 2010

Fans of Xavier basketball can meet the men’s and women’s team players and watch them scrimmage during Musketeer Madness on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Cintas Center. Musketeer Madness, presented by Skyline Chili, is the tip-off event for the 2010-2011 Xavier basketball seasons for both teams.

This year’s event is free to the public and features a Fan Fest on the plaza in front of the Cintas Center starting at 4:00 p.m. Fans will have the chance to get autographs from both teams’ players from 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Other activities include inflatable games for kids, a balloon artist, corn hole and more. Skyline Chili and Trauth Dairy will be serving chili and ice cream. FOX Sports Ohio will also be at the event with promotional giveaways and activities.

The madness continues as both teams are introduced at 6:20 p.m. and then participate in intra-squad scrimmages. The Xavier band, cheerleaders and dance team are also performing in support of Musketeer Madness.

Finally, the 2010-2011 X-shirt is being unveiled and can be purchased for $18 at the event. Students can receive a $4 discount with a valid student ID. Be one of the first to get this limited edition shirt.

In addition, members from each basketball team are hosting an exclusive Junior Musketeers Club clinic from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Kohlhepp Family Auxiliary Gym. Sign up for the club today to take part in this free members-only event. Fans also may purchase their season tickets and mini-packs for both men’s and women’s basketball.