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MAACness...The Bronc Awakens - October 14

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: October 12, 2016
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Rider's  "MAACness - The Bronc Awakens"
Slated for Friday, October 14

  • Midnight MAACness is open to Rider undergraduate students ONLY and is not open to the general public.  A valid Rider undergraduate ID and MAACness ticket are required for entrance to Alumni Gym.  Tickets will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 in the lobby of Alumni Gym.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Alumni Gymnasium will once again be the site of  MAACness as the Rider community celebrates the opening of the 2016-17 men's and women's basketball seasons. With a Star Wars theme as part of this year's program, "MAACness - The Bronc Awakens" is certain to provide great entertainment as it has become one of the University's biggest traditions over the years.

Scheduled for Friday, October 14, doors to Alumni Gym open at 9:45 p.m. and "MAACness - The Bronc Awakens" is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. The program will include performances by the cheerleaders and dance team, a 2015-16 basketball highlight video, introduction of the men's and women's basketball teams, a slam dunk contest by the men's team, contests for students in attendance and the long-awaited reveal of the name of the Rider Bronc.

Sponsored by Athletics, the Office of Campus Life, and SGA, and partially funded by SAF, MAACness is open to Rider undergraduate students ONLY and is not open to the general public.  A valid Rider undergraduate ID and MAACness ticket are required for entrance to Alumni Gym.  Tickets will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 in the lobby of Alumni Gym.

"MAACness has grown over the years and has turned into a spectacular way for the student body to show their Rider school spirit and pride while supporting the men's and women's basketball teams," said Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Women's Administrator Karin Torchia. "We used to invite the general public, but MAACness has gotten so popular that we had to implement a ticket policy a few years ago and now we have to limit the event strictly to undergraduate Rider students on both of our campuses."

The entire MAACness program will be streamed live and free of charge via the Rider Athletics web site (gobroncs.com) and BroncVision starting at 10:15 p.m.  The entire stream will also be available on demand for viewing at a later time.  Live tweets from the event will also be posted on @RiderAthletics, the official Twitter account of the Broncs. Photos will also be posted on our Instagram account via @RiderAthletics and SnapChat and a photo gallery will be posted after the event.

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