Orange Madness set for Oct. 12

SU's Orange Madness will treat Syracuse fans and students to a preview of the men's and women's basketball teams before the season.

On Oct. 12, former SU basketball star Scoop Jardine and Jazmine Jordan, daughter of Michael Jordan, will host Orange Madness in the Carrier Dome, the SU athletics department announced Wednesday.

This year's special guest performer is rapper Wale, who has produced two studio albums with a third due to be released in early 2013. Tickets are free open to the public, and the event is set to begin at 8 p.m.

Both of the men's and women's team are coming off 20-win seasons. The men come off of a 34-3 record in which they fell to Ohio State in the Elite Eight. It is the first time to see the new look team as the Orange now feature Brandon Triche and C.J. Fair after losing Dion Waiters, Fab Melo, Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine.

Fans will be treated to practice drills, scrimmages and a dunk contest among others. It will also be carried by ESPNU and

Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets can be picked up at multiple locations including the Carrier Dome Box Office and Schine Student Center.

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