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Big ten midnight madness

Illinois

What: Spike the Record at Illini Madness

For: women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball

Festivities: No. 10 Illinois vs. No. 6 Minnesota volleyball; basketball scrimmage, slam-dunk contest, 3-point contest

Indiana

What: 2009 Hoosier Hysteria

For: women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball

Festivities: Indiana vs. Iowa volleyball, basketball scrimmage

Penn State

What: Midnight Madness

For: men’s basketball

Festivities: scrimmage, free refreshments, contests, giveaways, stand-up comedy and live music

Iowa

What: open scrimmage at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

When: Saturday, Oct. 31, following Iowa vs. Indiana football game

Festivities: scrimmage, autograph session, ticket giveaways

Northwestern

What: kickoff dinner

When: Thursday, Oct. 22

Festivities: cocktail hour, dinner, guest speakers, address from head coach Bill Carmody, auction

Michigan

What: Michigan Madness

For: men’s and women’s basketball

Festivities: Borseth’s BBQ, John Beilein Greek Shootout, skills competition, 3-point contest, slam-dunk contest, scrimmage

Michigan State

What: Celebrate the Moment

For: men’s and women’s basketball

Festivities: 2009 Final Four banner raising, scrimmage, autographs, performances by the Spartan Marching Band, Michigan State cheerleaders, MSU dance team and Sparty

Ohio State

What: third-annual Agonis Club/Ohio State Men’s Basketball Tip-Off event

When: Monday, Oct. 19

Festivities: hear from head coach Thad Matta, watch the current team practice, mingle with former players, autographs

Wisconsin

What: Red and White Scrimmage

For: men’s basketball

When: Sunday, Oct. 25

Festivities: scrimmage, postgame team autograph session

Minnesota

What: Tubby’s Tip-Off

For: men’s basketball

Festivities: scrimmage, 3-point contest, slam-dunk contest, autographs

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