The men's and women's basketball teams are coming together to promote the two programs on October 18th with the Hoops on the Quad event. It will take place at noon prior to the Texas A&M football game. An outdoor court will be set up for the event, which will be an hour long. According to RollTide.com: "The 1 hour event will be held on a special outdoor court and showcase both the men's and women's teams as they participate in a variety of activities that is sure to be entertaining for fans. Among the list of activities are a special team introductions, skills competition, a three-point shootout, a brief scrimmage and other surprise entertainment. Both teams will remain on site following the show to sign autographs for fans"
This is a good idea. There have been many at this blog and elsewhere that have called for the basketball teams to promote themselves more diligently. This is certainly a step in the right direction of doing that. And holding the event on the Quad before what should be a huge football game should draw a lot of fans to the event. It doesn't guarantee higher attendance for games this season (it will take more wins for that to happen), but it certainly should elevate interest in Bama basketball four weeks before the season begins.
I'm hoping one of the crack staff will be attending the A&M game, and will be able to provide a recap of the event. If any readers attend the event, please respond in the comments section with your version of events.