BYU coach Dave Rose will unveil his team Wednesday at Papa John's Cougar Tipoff. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
First Look at Cougar Basketball Wednesday in the Marriott Center
PROVO -- Cougar fans can get their first look at this season's BYU men's basketball team Wednesday at the Papa John’s Cougar Tipoff. The event is free to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center with doors opening at 6 p.m.
"This is a great opportunity for fans to have some fun, see the men's team play and hear from Coach Rose," BYU Marketing Director David Almodova said. "The doors open at 6 p.m., and the event is general admission so everyone has an equal chance at getting the best seats in the house. We're looking forward to having a great atmosphere in the Marriott Center."
Cougar Tipoff features a full-length men's team scrimmage, introduction of the BYU women’s basketball team, a two-ball shooting contest and meet-the-team autograph signings with both the men’s and women’s teams with free team posters. Gifts and prizes will be awarded during the night.
"Our guys are working hard to prepare for the season," BYU men's basketball coach Dave Rose said. "I believe our fans will enjoy watching this team play. We will be aggressive and play with a lot of passion."
See the schedule of events below:
Papa John’s Flyaway
At halftime of the scrimmage, fans will have the opportunity to make the paper airplane that could potentially win the Papa John’s Pizza Flyaway and a free pizza. One lucky fan will win a round trip for two to Phoenix, Ariz., to see the Cougars play Arizona State on Dec. 20th.
Mad Dog Cycle Two-Ball Shoot
A few lucky fans will have the opportunity to shoot hoops with members of the men’s basketball team for the chance to win a bicycle from Mad Dog Cycle.
Immediately following the game, the team will line up on the floor to sign autographs. Team posters will be available.
Student All-Sport Pass Card
Students that have purchased the Student All-Sport pass but have not picked up the card will be able to do so at the Tipoff by visiting the Marriott Center Ticket office. The All-Sport Card allows students admission to all BYU men’s basketball games.
6:00 – Doors Open
7:00 – Lights Out Introductions
7:05 – First Half – Blue vs. White
7:25 – Halftime/Introduction of women’s team/Two-ball shooting contest
7:35 – Second Half – Blue vs. White
7:55 – Game Ends
8:00 – Autographs on Court