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A Fabolous Time Awaits at Hoops Madness

Rec Hall will be rockin’ tonight and full of attitude, there’s no question about it. And you can be a part of it by attending Hoops Madness. The preseason basketball pep rally starts at 8 p.m., and will be hosted by both the men and women’s basketball teams.

The event is free and includes a special performance by Grammy Award-nominated rapper Fabolous. Not only will there be a concert, but new men’s coach Patrick Chambers and women’s coach Coquese Washington will donate $1 and 50¢ respectively to THON for each person in attendance. Coach Washington will also donate another 50¢ per attendee to Penn State’s Pink Zone, which raises funds for breast cancer awareness. The doors at Rec Hall will open at 7:15, well before the festivities begin.

One fan will be chosen randomly for a chance to make a half-court shot to win $10,000 among other contests and door prizes that will take place. There will also be a number of other opportunities for fans to take home prizes on the night, including free books for the spring semester and free laundry for a year.

Hoops Madness will feature the Pride of Lions Pep Band, Lionettes dance team, Penn State Cheerleaders and the Nittany Lion mascot. These appearances all precede introductions and performances by both the men’s and women’s teams before the performance from Fabolous.

The Brooklyn rapper, whose last release, mixtape The S.O.U.L Tape, was released in April, last performed at PSU as a part of the 2009 Last Stop Festival. He has sold more than 3 million albums in his career. His last album, Loso’s Way, debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts upon its release in 2009. His upcoming album, Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power, is expected to be released later this year.

To recap: you’ll be introduced to both teams, you can win $10,000, you’ll contribute to THON and the Pink Zone, and you’ll see a free concert. And even though it won’t be much, there will be basketball back at Rec Hall.

Do you need any more reasons to attend Hoops Madness? Didn’t think so. Get yourself over to Rec Hall tonight!

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Sam Cooper

Sam is a senior originally from Newtown, PA who majors in print journalism and is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. His athletic peak was age 11 so he decided to grow a beard and write about sports instead.

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