Midnite Madness In Full Swing for Seahawks

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A mid-week ice cream social for students, appearances by popular mascot Sammy C. Hawk and a special student event at campus hot spot Dub's Café announce the arrival of Midnite Madness on Friday, Oct. 23, at Trask Coliseum.
The annual event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 9 p.m. A full slate of games and activities start at 9:30 p.m., with the night capped off by a Fan Jam sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) on the lawn of Hoggard Hall.
An ice cream social for students, along with "Cash Cab," kick off the week on Wednesday, Oct. 21, as the men's soccer team battles former Colonial Athletic Association rival Old Dominion at 7 p.m. On Thursday, a special event begins at 11 a.m. in the Courtyard at Dub's Café Students will have an opportunity to play cornhole and other games in the courtyard area for Midnite Madness T-shirts.
Friday's festivities begin with the annual Trask Trek at 8 p.m. when students and members of both basketball teams meet at the Seahawk Village Clubhouse and complete the traditional walk together to Trask Coliseum.
A number of events take place at the actual "Midnite Madness" affair on the floor of Trask Coliseum until 11 p.m., including performances by the UNCW Dance Team, dance group Physical Graffiti, UNCW Pep Band, and UNCW Cheerleaders. Several student contests will also be held before the men's and women's basketball teams are introduced, followed by a three-point shooting contest and slam dunk contest by the teams.
After Midnite Madness and ACE will stage a "Fan Jam" on the lawn of Hoggard Hall, featuring inflatables, a giant Jenga and other carnival-type games. To commemorate the occasion, the Randall Library Office of Special Collections is showcasing Midnite Madness with a special exhibit, "Seahawks After Dark: The Evolution of Midnight Madness."  The exhibit can be viewed at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library during library operating hours.

Midnite Madness was first held in 1990 and has become a popular annual event. The Randall Library exhibit features photographs and other objects from Midnite Madness history portraying Seahawk spirit.

"Seahawks After Dark: The Evolution of Midnight Madness" is on display from October 12, 2015, until February 5, 2016, and can be found adjacent to University Archives, Randall Library Room 2008. It is in an exhibit case in between Honors College and University Archives.