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UConn First Night Set for Friday, October 12

Geno Auriemma at 2011 First Night festivities.

Sept. 24, 2012

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball programs will tip-off the 2012-13 season with First Night sponsored by Webster Bank on Friday, October 12.  Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Gampel Pavilion doors will open at 4 p.m. as the UConn volleyball team takes on Cincinnati in a BIG EAST showdown.  Meet the 2012-13 men’s and women’s basketball teams as they sign autographs for Husky fans from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.    

First Night will feature performances from the band, cheer and dance squads, introductions of the players and coaches, a dunk contest featuring the 2011 winner Ryan Boatright and ultimate prize giveaways (more details to come). The show will end at approximately 8 p.m. 

3:00 p.m. – FanFest on Fairfield Way
4:00 p.m. – Doors Open and UConn Volleyball vs. Cincinnati
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Autographs
7:00 p.m. – Show Begins

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RSVP to First Night HERE for you chance to win great prizes. 

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.