UPDATE 10/11: Hoya Madness will be live streamed starting at 6:15. Focusing on the athletes and student groups rather than a musical act apparently triggered the earlier start.
Just hours away from #HoyaMadness! Can't make it to McDonough? Tune in at 6:15 p.m. ET to catch excitement!https://t.co/KAzXXWuBeghttps://t.co/eUAX67Pi0q— Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) October 11, 2019
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UPDATE 10/8: Fabolous has been cancelled per GUHoyas’ announcement:
After engaging with students, we have cancelled the musical act for 2019 Hoya Madness. We take domestic violence very seriously and were unaware of the charges against the entertainer when he was booked through a third party entity. We are committed to enhanced vetting of future performers and doing all that we can to support a safe and respectful community.
The Georgetown Hoyas will have their annual Hoya Madness on Friday, October 11, 2019 at McDonough Gym. Once again, the free event will be hosted by former BET and radio host Big Tigger and will feature many student groups performing prior to the first introduction to the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Fabolous will perform at Hoya Madness. Many fans may remember his hip hop and rap songs from the early 2000s, such as “Young’n (Holla Back)” and “You Can’t Deny It.” The New York rapper was in attendance when Georgetown beat St. John’s last year at Madison Square Garden and did not appear to be pulling for the Hoyas. Perhaps Patrick Ewing converted him?
The rapper Fabolous is in the house, and he's repping a St. John's hat. Sorry, Georgetown.— Big East Coast Bias (@becb_sbn) January 27, 2019
Hoya Madness has become a rather important recruiting tool in recent years with several, if not a dozen, prospective players visiting campus and attending the festivities.
As the week progresses, more information about potential recruits coming will be shared, as well as any links to a live stream.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the injuries reported in the comments section on Open Practice until we get more details from Bobby in Kente Korner.
Hoya Madness to Hit Campus on Friday Evening
WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men’s and women’s basketball programs will hold their annual Hoya Madness celebration, the official on-campus kickoff party of the 2019-20 basketball season, on Friday, October 11 at 10 p.m. in McDonough Arena. This is a free event open to all Georgetown students and athletics donors.
Doors are scheduled to open at 9:15 p.m., with the show kicking off at 10 p.m. The show will feature performances by some of Georgetown’s best student dance groups, and the Georgetown Cheerleaders and Pep Band. The teams will be introduced to the fans and both head coaches will address the crowd. Radio personality Big Tigger will host Hoya Madness and rapper Fabolous will perform.
Fans unable to attend the event can follow on the Georgetown Athletics Facebook page or on GUHoyas.com with a pre-event show beginning at 9 p.m. Hosts Rich Chvotkin, Monica McNutt and Jeremy Huber will have interviews, clips and preview the upcoming seasons.
Season tickets and partial season plans starting at just $75 per seat are available now at WeAreGeorgetown.com/tickets.
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Stream should be here: