There is a bit of chill in the air in some parts of the country as the calendar flips to October and that can only mean one thing – the countdown to the Madness is on. But before the madness of March grabs you by the collar you must first experience the Madness at midnight.

Midnight Madness started 45 years ago when Lefty Driesell made his Maryland Terrapins go for a run a few ticks after midnight. It’s evolved into coaches being shot out of cannons, riding a Harley onto center court, dressing like gladiator and joining a KISS cover band – and that’s just Tom Izzo! 

Midnight Madness
Date Team Event Time
Oct. 9 Pittsburgh #ZooAfterHours 10 p.m. ET
Oct. 9 Kansas Late Night at the Phog 8 p.m. ET
Oct. 10 Gonzaga Kraziness in the Kennel 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 16 Syracuse #OrangeMadness 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 16 Iowa State Hilton Madness 9 p.m. ET
Oct. 16 Kentucky BIg Blue Madness 10 p.m. ET
Oct. 16 UConn First Night 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 17 Duke Countdown to Craziness 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 23 Michigan State MSU Midnight Madness 8 p.m. ET
Oct. 23 North Carolina Late Night with Roy Williams 7 p.m. ET