The University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball team and head coach Mick Cronin announced today that they would start their 2013-2014 season on Fountain Square in the heart of Cincinnati an event known as “Midday Madness.” Both the men and women’s basketball teams will be participating in the exhibition on the square. This will mark the first time the Bearcats have started their season on fountain square as well as the first time they have had a fan event to start a season in a number of years.
The event is slated for Thursday October 17th at noon. It is scheduled to be an hour long event. Featuring coach and player introductions as well as friendly basketball competitions on the court. The school has said that fans will have the opportunity to meet players of both teams after the event. An outdoor basketball court will be assembled on the square in preparation for the event.
This is a great event for both the university and the fans. Fountain Square during the week at noon is a crowded place. Those that work around the square eat there and go to the restaurants around as well. There should be a huge crowd next Thursday. Why would you not want to watch a top 25 team on your lunch break at an event that will be happening for the first time.
Cincinnati is looking for a deep run into the tournament this season, this event is the beginning of the journey. Get out and support your city.