The spotlight was on APU men and women’s basketball during the annual Midnight Madness event Thursday evening. The event welcomed the new season for the two teams and entailed a three-pointer shooting contest, dunk contest and introductory dance for the freshmen and transfer students on the teams. Not only did this kickstart the new season, but it also served as a reminder that APU’s biggest rivalry against Biola was here to stay. Freddy Cougar took on a Biola foe at the beginning of the night with lightsabers and epic moves.
Men’s basketball has their first official home game against Colorado Christian on Nov. 14, while the women’s first official home game is on Nov. 10 against Cal Poly Pomona.
Freddy Cougar and Biola foe battle it out Star-Wars style. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton. Acrobatics and Tumbling look on as they get ready to perform. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton. APU Men’s Basketball warms up for 3-point contest. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton. Freshmen and transfers from both men’s and women’s basketball take on the initiation dance. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton. Cheerleaders were amped for the night with glow-up balls. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton. Senior Corey Langerveld goes up for a dunk. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton. Fans joined in on a game of Hungry Hungry Hippo. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton. Some students got a head start on the Halloween festivities. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton.Sophomore Ryan O’Connell leaps up for the basket. Photo Courtesy of Kara Hinton.