GREELEY -- Northern Colorado's men's and women's basketball programs want to end their upcoming seasons as a part of March Madness.
Both teams will start that trek at 6 p.m. Friday inside Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion by hosting "Bear Madness," a fun-packed evening marking the official beginning of the 2011-12 college basketball season.
Admission to this inaugural event is free, and concessions will be available.
Among the events planned for the night are team scrimmages, a Battle of the Sexes Three-Point Challenge, and a dunk contest to be judged by Denver Broncos tackle Mitch Unrein, Northern Colorado Hall of Famer Mike Higgins and Northern Colorado basketball alums Jabril Banks, Devon Beitzel, Danielle Hagen, Neal Kingman and Courtney Stoermer.
A special banner-unveiling ceremony is also on the docket to celebrate both the Northern Colorado men and women's Big Sky Conference championships last season.
Come and experience the Madness of Northern Colorado Basketball!