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UConn First Night Set for October 14th

First Night is set for Firday, October 14 at Gampel Pavilion.

Sept. 27, 2011

STORRS, Conn. -The University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball programs will tip-off the 2011-12 season with "First Night" sponsored by People's United Bank on Friday, October 14th. Admission is free and open to the public.

Start the night off by visiting FanFest located outside the North entrance of Gampel Pavilion and on Fairfield Way for inflatable games, food, music and fun. Gampel Pavilion doors will open at 6 p.m. featuring an autograph session with both teams, followed by performances from the band, cheer and dance squads, introductions of the players and coaches, a dunk and three-point contest and ultimate prize giveaways.

The show will end at approximately at 8 p.m. with a performance by the famous Simon Sez. There will also be surprise guest appearances by former UConn basketball greats.

5 p.m. - FanFest on Fairfield Way 6 p.m. - Doors Open and Autograph Session 7 p.m. - Show Begins

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Season tickets for both men's and women's basketball are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling 1-877-At-UCONN.