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Ohio Valley University Basketball Midnight Madness Celebration

2015 OVU Basketball Season Kicks Off With Midnight Madness

VIENNA, W.Va. (October 7, 2015)—The Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots basketball program will host its annual Midnight Madness Celebration on October 14 in the Snyder Activity Center. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. and the local community is invited to attend. Admission to the event is one canned food item, which will be donated to the Old Man River mission in Parkersburg.

This year’s festivities will begin with a tailgate cookout including hot dogs and hamburgers, music, a cornhole tournament, Kan Jam and other games. Following the tailgate cookout there will be a campus-wide devotional including OVU’s a cappella singing group, Express. Local area churches are encouraged to attend.

After the devotional, event goers will enjoy watching a special basketball game featuring the Madison Elementary school team, as well as intra-squad exhibition matches between the OVU men’s and women’s teams. A three-point shootout is also planned during the evening.

“We are excited to begin our 2015-16 basketball season with this annual celebration,” said OVU Athletic Director Chad Porter. “We encourage the community to come out and meet the players and coaching staffs during this special evening. Student-athletes at OVU compete as NCAA Division II players. They are competitive and exciting to watch. We are grateful for the support of our fans in the local community and hope everyone will come out and see the Fighting Scots in action during regular season play this year,” Porter added.

Midnight Madness marks the official beginning of the 2015-16 basketball season due to NCAA rules, which do not allow college basketball teams to practice before Oct. 15 each year.

For more information about the event, or to become a member of the OVU Fighting Scots Athletic Club, contact Porter at 304-865-6091 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ.Students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. OVU student athletes compete on seven men’s and seven women’s teams as proud members of the NCAA Division II, The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) and the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC). To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.

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