Madness at Midnight

HEY! Guess what today is?! Yeah, that’s right. Tonight, at midnight, there will be madness. Madness, I say! For all of you newcomers to the Hilltop, when the clock strikes twelve, our beloved 2012-2013 Hoyas basketball team is officially permitted by the NCAA to begin regular practices. Can you say, celebration?

You know what else today is? Exactly one month (minus one day) from our first home game of the season at the Verizon Center, mark your calendars. Be there. It’s also one day from the Georgetown/Lehigh football game on Harbin Field – Patriot League match-up that cannot be missed and a fierce Big East battle between Georgetown and Marquette in Men’s Soccer (#paranoia). It’s also 44 days until Thanksgiving.

So, you get a wristband from waiting outside the gym tonight – now what? What actually happens? I am a freshman and I am confused – what happens?! (I am a sophomore and I am wise, so I will tell you).

1. Hoya Blue, lead by the fearless Andrew Rennie, will reveal the WAG slogan, chosen by students (yeah, like you!). Exciting. This slogan will be on your Georgetown t-shirt for the next 9 months, don’t you want to know what it will say across your back? (“Kick Me”? Lol, jk)

2. All of the basketball players come out to a different song that they pick and they dance, and it’s cute, and I love it. I caught sophomore center, Tyler Adams, outside Healy Hall yesterday and asked him if he’d reveal his song… no go on that one. I guess we’ll all have to wait and see.

3. So many student groups will perform. They cannot be missed. If you miss them, you will not see this.

Speaking of singing and dancing, I heard the best news (via the Twitter, of course, and our friends at Casual Hoya). Yes, it is true. Doug E. Fresh is going to be in attendence at Midnight Madness which means aggressive beat-boxing, dancing, singing and just getting weird in McDonough. So if you like those things, and generally just like fun, get over to McDonough tonight to celebrate the Hoyas. And if you don’t like fun, you need to get your priorities straight. Maybe hang out with me, and we can have fun together because I am a big fan of it.

So, advice. Don’t stand outside Brown House tonight in pink shorts or a tight black skirt (in the cold, it’s cold, people) to see if they’ll let you in. Stand outside McDonough instead, where they WILL let you in, and love you, and welcome you.

Photo by: The Washington Post, The Examiner, The Daily, Silky Kadakia

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