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Mav Madness Kicks Off UTA Basketball Season

The unofficial start to the UT Arlington men's and women's basketball seasons is just around the corner as Mav Madness is set for Thursday, Oct. 20 at the UTA College Park Center.
UTA's version of 'Midnight Madness' returns for the first time in several years, and will begin at approximately 8 p.m. immediately following the volleyball team's match against Abilene Christian which starts at 6 p.m.
The primetime, fast-paced event is free and will be the first opportunity for fans to see and meet the 2022-23 UTA men's and women's basketball teams. Festivities that fans can expect as part of Mav Madness include:

  • Skills Competitions
  • Team Introductions With Pyro
  • Performance By The World Famous Simon Sez
  • Free Tacos, Sliders & Pizza
  • Free Soft Drinks Courtesy Of Pepsi
  • 500 Complimentary Mav Madness T-Shirts
  • Chances To Win:
    • 50-Inch TVs
    • Beats by Dre Headphones
    • RTIC Coolers
    • Road Travel With The Teams
    • And Much More!

About the Midnight Madness Tradition

Midnight Madness started in 1971 by then-Maryland coach Lefty Driesell, who began the tradition with a team workout at 12:03 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, which at that time was the first official day teams could commence practice for the season. Since then, the midnight start has morphed into a season kick-off and pep rally earlier in the evening rather than an actual practice.

Season and Individual Game Tickets Are On Sale Now!

The UTA Mavericks need your help this season in creating the absolute best home-court advantage in the WAC! 

"Last season is one I will remember for the rest of my career," said Shereka Wright, UTA Women’s Basketball Head Coach. "Reaching the NCAA Tournament for just the 3rd time in program history, I'm grateful for all of the support we received from our donors and season-ticket holders. Let’s bring that same energy again this year."

“We have put together an outstanding group of young men who will contribute early throughout their career here at UTA," said Greg Young, UTA Men’s Basketball Head Coach. "We need your help creating an advantage for our team again this year. Purchase your season tickets today!"

CLICK HERE or contact the UTA Box Office at 817-272-9595.