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Pepperdine Celebrates Waves Athletics at Blue and Orange Madness
Students from all Pepperdine schools, visiting parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends will gather at Pepperdine on Friday, Oct. 12, for Blue and Orange Madness, the most well-attended student event of the year. Madness kicks off the 2007-2008 NCAA basketball season as the Waves basketball teams hit the court in Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus.
This annual event begins at 7 p.m. with carnival-like activities at Madness Village in the Firestone Fieldhouse parking lot. A broad range of complimentary food, BMX bike stunt show, games, live performance by surf band The Relix, and raffle for prizes donated by Malibu businesses will run until 8:15 p.m. when doors open for the main program.
With more than 2,000 cheering fans sitting courtside, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will take the court at 8:45 p.m. for the season’s first scrimmage and skills show. On-court contests and performances by Pepperdine dance groups will round out the family-friendly program, which concludes at 10 p.m.
The event and all related features are free of charge and each attendee will receive a complimentary tee shirt. Blue and Orange Madness has been planned by the Seaver College Student Programming Board in coordination with the Athletics Department.
Pepperdine offers special thanks to these Malibu retailers for their support of this year’s event: Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Coogies Beach Café, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Becker Surfboards, Malibu Yogurt & Ice Cream, Malibu Kitchen, and Giovanni Ristorante Italiano. For information on sponsorship of this year’s event, please contact Jarrett Fisher at (310) 506-6729.
Please visit the Pepperdine Student Activities Web site for more specific event details.