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BasketBASH kicks off basketball season with student and public celebration

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Athletic Association and the University Union Student Programming Board will celebrate the beginning of UGA’s basketball season with “BasketBASH…It’s Midnight Somewhere,” a pep rally-style open practice Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.

From 7-8 p.m., the Georgia men’s and women’s basketball teams will sign autographs on the Stegeman Coliseum concourse. Inflatable games, face painting and balloon artists will be stationed on the concourse.

From 8-9:30 p.m., the basketball teams will conduct workouts, and the popular halftime act Simon Sez will entertain the crowd. Dan Ahdoot, a finalist on the NBC-TV show “Last Comic Standing” will wrap-up the evening with a comedy set from 9:30-10 p.m.

BasketBASH will be followed by Dawgs After Dark from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The coliseum will be filled with interactive games and activities. Free food will be served.

All activities are free and open to the university and local communities.

For more information, call 706/542-6396 or see or