STILLWATER -- Friday night will be one of the biggest blowouts in the history of Gallagher-Iba Arena as Oklahoma State hosts Homecoming & Hoops starting at 9 pm.
The festivities will include an appearance by Cowboy football coach Mike Gundy and the team captains as they prepare for Saturday's 11 am contest vs TCU. It will also include formal introductions of the Cowboy and Cowgirl Basketball teams, as well as intrasquad scrimmages for both. Also scheduled are the announcement of many Homecoming awards, and performances by the OSU Spirit Squads.
The Cowboy Basketball team will be one of nine programs featured in ESPNU Midnight Madness, beginning at 8 pm CT. Analysts Fran Fraschilla and Sean Farnham will be on hand for the event, which will be broadcast in its entirety on ESPN3.
This year's ESPNU special will feature on-site coverage from nine basketball programs, eight of which are in ESPN.com basketball writer Jason King's Top 25: top-ranked Kentucky, No. 6 Duke, ninth-ranked Syracuse, No. 11 Oklahoma State, 13th-ranked Wichita State, No. 15 Memphis, 17th-ranked New Mexico, No. 21 Connecticut, and Florida Gulf Coast.
Other venues which ESPN3 will broadcast from include: Connecticut (with Kara Lawson at 6 pm CT), Kentucky (with Jimmy Dykes and Darrin Horn at 6:30 pm CT), Duke (with Dino Gaudio at 7 pm CT) and Syracuse (Rich Hollenberg and Tim Welsh at 8 pm CT). Other analysts and sites to be shown on ESPNU include: LaPhonso Ellis at Florida Gulf Coast, Bruce Pearl at Memphis, Miles Simon at New Mexico and Len Elmore at Wichita State.
ESPN analysts will provide commentary from each site, with additional previews and interviews live from the ESPNU studio in Charlotte, N.C., including host Matt Schick and analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Andy Katz.