While Midnight Madness celebrations tip-off around the nation tonight, the Rutgers festivity with a "K" in its name takes its act across the Raritan River to College Ave in New Brunswick.
Historically, Rutgers has held MidKnight Madness at its home court, the Louis Brown Athletic Center (the RAC) on the Livingston Campus. Tonight, however, the men's basketball team for '08-'09 will be introduced to the students and the public at the Barn (the College Ave Gym).
The Barn holds a soft spot in many Scarlet Knights' fans hearts as RU played there until 1977 and had its home games in the building during an undefeated 1976 regular season (Rutgers went to the Final Four that year at 31-0).
The old-school building is now used for recreational purposes and Rutgers expects a sizeable crowd in the facility that can hold approximately 3,000 spectators. Doors open at 9:30pm with the show starting up at 10:00pm.
More to come later...