staff, October 13, 2012

The Big Ten Digital Network aired three "Midnight Madness" events live on Friday night, and we have three more coming up. Watch highlights from Minnesota's "Gopher All-Star Friday Night," Purdue's "The Tip-Off Before the Kickoff" and Michigan State's "Midnight Madness" in this post and find the schedule for upcoming events at Iowa, Indiana and Penn State.

Michigan State's women's coach Suzy Merchant makes a "wonderful" entrance:

Purdue held a dunk contest:

Minnesota held a dunk contest, too;

And the Gophers had a three-point contest:

Watch the Minnesota team scrimmage:

Next week, the Big Ten Digital Network will stream three more events live:

Iowa's "Black & Gold Blowout" is Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m.. Fans who arrive early can register to win men's basketball season tickets, women's basketball season tickets, tour of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, a Fran McCaffery autographed basketball, a Lisa Bluder autographed basketball, a chance to sit on team bench during a men's or women's basketball scrimmage, and a chance to attend to a closed-weekend practice for men's or women's basketball. Read more about it at

Indiana's "Hoosier Hysteria" is Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.. First-year women's coach Curt Miller will get his first opportunity to address Hoosier Nation in Assembly Hall and fifth-year men's coach Tom Crean brings in a squad which is ranked No. 1 by several organizations and is coming off a Sweet Sixteen appearance last year. Read more about it

Here's a look at the full Hoosiers scrimmage from Indiana's 2011 event:

Penn State's "Hoops Madness" is Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.. Event include music and highlight videos as fans can participate in contests and enjoy the Pride of Lions Pep Band, Lionettes dance team, Penn State Cheerleaders and the Nittany Lion all leading up to introductions and dance performances by both teams and a special performance from Big Sean.  Read more about it at

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