ATHLETICS | Dancing, noise and basketball skills were in the spotlight as students from across campus got their first look at LMU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams on Oct. 26.
In the annual MADNESS, each player and coach was introduced to the crowd and jumped on stage to perform a unique dance to their personally chosen song. As the night rolled on, traditional basketball competitions like the skills challenge, three-point contest, and dunk challenge merged with fun, new events like a student knockout game and a half-court shot attempt for $10,000. LMU’s women then followed up MADNESS with a Saturday scrimmage, while the men’s team will be in Gersten Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 3 for their exhibition game against Vanguard. The next look at women’s basketball will be Nov. 7 for their exhibition opener against Occidental.
The Lions had a record-breaking weekend off the hardwood as well. Women’s soccer won both conference games this weekend without allowing a goal, and scoring a program-record seven first half goals in Friday’s win over Saint Mary’s. On the racecourse, LMU’s women’s team took third place Oct. 27 in the West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships.
LMU will host two WCC women’s volleyball matches at Gersten Pavilion on Nov. 2 and 4. Wells Fargo will be presenting their Get College Ready Program prior to Saturday’s noon LMU volleyball match against Portland. Aimed toward high school and middle school students – and their families – the program underscores the message that it’s never too early to start thinking about college. Families can arrive early to take a campus tour, and then check out a short presentation from Wells Fargo about the different ways to pay for school, tools for managing money, and how to build credit for the future.