Saint Louis University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be showcased during Billiken Madness, which will take place Friday, Sept. 28, at Chaifetz Arena during SLU’s Homecoming and Family Weekend.
The event is open to the public and free to attend. Complimentary parking will be available in the Olive/Compton parking garage. Doors to Chaifetz Arena open at 8:30 p.m., and the event begins at 9 p.m.
Both SLU squads will be in their first week of practice. The teams will participate in shooting and skills contests, a dunk contest judged by celebrity judges including Dr. Richard Chaifetz, and other on-the-court activities. Also planned is a live Blue vs. White scrimmage by both teams.
Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the event as well. There will be several promotions where fans can take home up to $10,000 cash and other prizes, including the Commerce Bank Dash-for-Cash and the Commerce Bank Half-Court Shot.
The first 2,000 Saint Louis University students who arrive at Chaifetz Arena will receive a free Billiken Madness T-shirt. SLU chartered student organizations and Greek organizations will have the chance to earn money for their organizations and/or philanthropies. Additionally, residence hall floors will compete to win access to a Chaifetz Arena party suite for the Billikens’ opening game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 6, against SEMO.
At the conclusion of the event, fans will have the opportunity to meet the men’s and women’s teams on the Chaifetz Arena court.
Also taking place during Homecoming and Family Weekend are SLU volleyball matches on Friday, Sept. 28 (6 p.m. vs. VCU) and Sunday, Sept. 30 (noon vs. Davidson) at Chaifetz Pavilion. The SLU field hockey team hosts La Salle on Friday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. at Sportport International in Maryland Heights, Mo.
Stay tuned to the various Billiken social media accounts for more information.