October 8, 2009

Madness Update: Dunk Contestants, Guest Coaches for Women’s Scrimmage Announced

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Midnight Madness comes to Georgia College & State University's Centennial Center Oct. 14-15 with doors opening at 10 p.m., and Bobcat fans will be treated to a full slate of events.

Each year, women's basketball head coach John Carrick finds two special guest coaches to take the helm of his teams in the intersquad scrimmage. This season Carrick has lined up new Athletic Director Wendell Staton to square off against Steve Derrick, the General Manager for Dining Services at Georgia College.

Head men's basketball coach Terry Sellers also revealed the slam dunk competitors for his team today, as four Bobcats will vie for the above-the-rim title. Junior Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) will defend his title against sophomore Marvin Harris, Jr. (Tennille, Ga.), as well as freshmen Darrie Stephens (Cairo, Ga.) and JoeyBell (Hinesville, Ga.) in high-flying action.

It all starts at 10 p.m. with the crowd-grabbing free pancakes, thanks to the Macon Fire Department.

Both teams are chomping at the bit to get the 2009-10 season started, and it should make for an exciting night. Bobcat fans should look for further updates as the date approaches.

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