B.o.B To Perform at Basketball Tip Off
Published: Friday, October 18, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 01:10
On Wednesday, Georgetown announced that performing artist B.o.B will be headlining Basketball Tip Off, the event formerly known as Midnight Madness.
Basketball Tip Off, which rings in the start of each basketball season, traditionally features exhibitions by student groups, free giveaways and plenty of basketball. A performance by a musical guest has also become part of the draw, and the draw this year will be bigger than ever as Georgetown welcomes such a high profile artist.
“We got the contracts signed on Tuesday,” senior director of marketing Pete Kirschner said. “Obviously we’ve been talking to him for a little while, but we didn’t want to announce it until we had everything sealed.”
Kirschner said that B.o.B will be performing at the end of the night after student performances, featuring GU Step Team; GU Dance Team; GU Jawani; Groove Theory; student Sang Woo Kim (MSB ’15), who recently won Superstar K, South Korea’s version of “America’s Got Talent;” and the introduction of the basketball teams. B.o.B will perform for at least 20 minutes according to Kirschner.
Last year’s Midnight Madness featured Doug E. Fresh, and in 2011, Georgetown substituted a musical performance with the return of famous Georgetown basketball alumni, like NBA stars Roy Hibbert, Jeff Green and Patrick Ewing. In 2010, D.C. native Wale performed at Midnight Madness, before he reached his current level of stardom.
Fox Sports 1 will also be on site to televise the event. Basketball Tip Off is open to students only, and admission is free with GoCard. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.