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Midnight Madness

On October 25, 2011

Midnight Madness is an annual event that is held at almost every university nationwide, celebrating the beginning of practices for the college basketball season. This Midnight Madness was the first of its kind to be held at the University of Bridgeport on Friday, Oct. 14, hosted and put together by W.E.A.C.T, but was the idea of Nick Daggett.             

"W.E.A.C.T is a community service group/ club; it stands for Working and Educating to Achieve Community Togetherness founded by Zaquoya Jones, the current president," Daggett said. "I hope everyone comes out and supports it for all the UB sports team not just for basketball fans, but this event is for the whole UB community."   

Many people came out to support. There were three events. First was the skills challenge/ Hot Shot competition in which fans from the stands came down and showed off some of their skills with UB athletes such as Hakeem Rodriguez, Sandy Tanner and Mac Lewis.

The Dunk contest was the second event of the night. There were competitors, but everyone was talking about Omari Howard and William Harrison. With Howard dunking backwards and Harrisburg flipping multiple times and dunking, it was an entertaining show, but there could only be one winner, Howard.

 The final competition was The Pros vs. The Joes, with some of the Pros being players such as Lee Frazier, Corn Brown, Kelly Keil and Andrew Pieters versus some of the Joes including: Adam Glantz, Daemion Evans and Kraig Lewis. The Joes won with a score of 19 to 18. It was all fun and entertainment.

"I loved the event. I felt it brought UB together as a whole and that there should be more events like this that bring together the UB community and Nick Daggett and W.E.A.C.T did a great job," said Alexys Thornton.

The event was a success and there will be more events with W.E.A.C.T coming soon including a step show in November.



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