Top selling rapper Big Sean will perform as the Penn State women’s and men’s basketball teams celebrate the beginning of their seasons at the 2012-2013 Hoops Madness on Oct 25.
The second annual event will host 2012 BET Best New Artist of the Year at the event. It will be held at Rec Hall and doors will open at 6:30 p.m with Hoops Madness starting at 7:30. Along with Big Sean, Penn State’s own Mike Wallz will perform with a special guest.
Fans will be able to participate in contests, win prizes and enjoy the music artists as well as the Pride of Lions Pep Band, Lionettes dance team, Penn State Cheerleaders and the Nittany Lion.
The free event will finish with introductions and dance performances from players of both teams and a performance from Big Sean. One fan will also be chosen at random to attempt a half court shot to win $10,000. Other prizes include free books for the spring semester.
The event will give a chance for both teams, including the coaching staffs, to be introduced to Nittany Nation, the student cheering section of the basketball audience. Last year’s Hoops Madness event featured a performance from rapper Fabolous and a slam-dunk contest.
Both Penn State`s men and women basketball teams will play exhibitions on Nov. 3 at home. The men’s team will play Philadelphia University, while the women take on California (PA). The men will open the official season Nov. 9 against St. Francis, while the Lady Lions will open with Howard on Nov. 11.