The University of Michigan-Dearborn men's basketball team in 2012. (Dan Jenkins / MJ)
The University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s basketball team in 2012. (Dan Jenkins / MJ)

By Dan Jenkins, Staff Reporter

The University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s basketball team will be hosting two new events this season to help fans and friends get acquainted with this year’s team. The festivities include a return of the annual Alumni Game and the all new Midnight Madness and Maize and Blue Scrimmage.

The Alumni Game will take place on Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse and is free to all students and staff with an M Card ID. The game will feature former players from the last two decades and the return of former UM-Dearborn men’s basketball Coach Charles Turner to head the Alumni team.

The team will be unveiling brand new uniforms during the game, provided by Adidas. There will be a post-game reception for the current and former players following the game.

The Midnight Madness and Maize and Blue scrimmage will follow the women’s basketball home opener on Saturday October 26th. Anyone in attendance for the women’s game is encouraged to attend, as it is a free event for all.

This year’s revamped team will be formally introduced to the fans following the game, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Player introductions will be followed by a dunk contest scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. with a scrimmage slated to begin at about 10:30 p.m. The event will include food, prizes, and a DJ.