TAG: Midnight Madness

College / Oct 15, 2012 / 11:30 am

Video: Tom Izzo Appears at Michigan State Midnight Madness Dressed as Iron Man

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When you are arguably the best basketball coach on the planet, you can do pretty much anything and it will be cool. Example: Tom Izzo “arrived” at Michigan State’s Midnight Madness from the rafters dressed as Iron Man (with his family members dressed as other members of the Avengers) to “save Sparty from the Big 10 Legion of Doom.”

The best part is that this was reportedly the actual suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the first two movies. Watch it here: Read More »

College, Video / Oct 13, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Video: Missouri’s Keion Bell Dunks over Six People at Once

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Do you remember the dunk phenom that is Keion Bell? Not too long ago, we posted the video of Bell, then at Pepperdine, dunking over seven people.

Since that post, Bell transferred to Missouri, and he was back at it again at their Midnight Madness yesterday. Read More »

Overseas, Video / Sep 4, 2012 / 9:00 am

Video: London’s Midnight Madness Puts On A Dunk Contest Show

Saturday night’s Midnight Madness event in London brought Europe’s best unknown players together for a 13th straight year, but Haneef Munir, aka Young Hollywood, and Dmitry “Smoove” Krivenko sent them home buzzing because of their dueling dunk contest show. Putting your head at the rim when you’re 5-10 has a way of doing that. While you were out enjoying the last rays of summer, check out the show they were putting on in Easton London. Read More »

College / Oct 18, 2010 / 10:45 am

Behind The Scenes At UNC’s Midnight Madness

Behind The Scenes At UNC's Midnight Madness

UNC's Midnight Madness (Photo. Jacqui Drexler)

Since it began 39 years ago, Midnight Madness has become one of the most creative events in sports because it brings the past, present and future together. Schools honor their old stars and introduce their current rosters, all while high-prized recruits sit courtside in awe. But beyond the basketball element, it’s a chance for fans, players and coaches who are generally very serious to have fun and celebrate the college basketball new year. Celebrities sometimes make unexpected cameos, future NBA Lottery picks often don ridiculous costumes, and Hall-of-Fame coaches in their 60s throw on baggy clothes and dance to hip-hop.

Friday night, Late Night With Roy – North Carolina’s Midnight Madness tradition hosted by ESPN’s Stuart Scott – epitomized what the once-a-year event should be about. Read More »

College, Video / Oct 18, 2010 / 10:30 am

Duke Is The Funniest College Basketball Team In The Country

We already showed you the dunk contest from Duke’s “Countdown to Craziness,” but just like last year, the guys at Duke got a little help from the school’s improv department to take it to a whole new level. Check out both videos below.


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College, Video / Oct 16, 2010 / 8:30 pm

Illinois Midnight Madness Slam Dunk Contest

And don’t think that Duke was the only one holding a dunk contest last night. Check out what the Fighting Illini had in store as redshirt freshman Joseph Bertrand defeated freshman Meyers Leonard during “Illini Madness.”


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College, Video / Oct 16, 2010 / 8:00 pm

Duke Midnight Madness Slam Dunk Contest

After bypassing his final year of high school eligibility to join Duke for the 2009-10 season, Andre Dawkins played in 38 games last year, scoring a team-best 169 points off the bench. And after winning the dunk contest during Duke’s “Countdown to Craziness” last night, you can see why the Blue Devils are excited to see what he can do this year.


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Playground, Video / Aug 24, 2010 / 4:00 pm

World’s Best Dunker Loses At Midnight Madness Dunk Contest

After years of consistently bringing out the best dunkers in the world, Midnight Madness is fast getting a reputation as one of the best dunk contests out there. Last year, Guy Dupuy broke out a crazy dunk that went viral. This weekend past weekend, he was back trying to defend his back-to-back-to-back titles, but it was Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington who stole the show. Throwing down some absolute craziness, including a cartwheel to through-the-legs dunk and a through-the-legs dunk over a guy who was 6-10, “Jus Fly” showed you how he got his name.


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College, Video / Oct 19, 2009 / 10:53 am

Great Moments In Cinematic History With Duke Basketball

As if this wasn’t good enough, watch the guys from Duke reenact famous scenes from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Godfather (with Steve Wojciechowski), Titanic and Gladiator. Amazing!

College, Video / Oct 19, 2009 / 10:26 am

Season Cancelled: Duke Basketball

While normally the highlights from Midnight Madness are simply dunk contests and cameos from former players, the guys at Duke (with help from the school’s improv department) took it to a whole new level. Check out the video starring Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler, Nolan Smith and the rest of the guys as they find other jobs on campus after the season was canceled because it was “unfair to the other teams.” Hilarious!