Georgia Basketball will host “StegMania” on Friday, October 5 to celebrate the upcoming season. Gates at Stegeman Coliseum will open at 6:30 p.m., with festivities set to begin at 7:30.
“I’m extremely excited about our first-ever StegMania,” head coach Tom Crean said. “The atmosphere and the energy at the Steg will be vital to us taking Georgia Basketball to a new level, and StegMania will help us set that tone. I know it will be a fantastic evening and a great way for our team to interact with the Dawg Nation.”
“Having an event like this will be a great way to tip off basketball season for both our men’s and women’s programs,” head coach Joni Taylor said. “I want to thank all those who are working tirelessly to make StegMania a success, and we are excited to introduce our team in this unique way. I encourage all Georgia fans to join us on October 5th for this special night at The Steg.”
The first 1,500 UGA students in attendance will receive a commemorative t-shirt and food courtesy of Bojangles, the event’s presenting sponsor. Bojangles also will supply additional giveaways to selected fans in attendance.
Following introductions of the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs, the women will conduct a 3-point contest, while the men will compete in a slam dunk event. Other contests and prizes will take place throughout the evening.
The men’s team will also scrimmage. Both teams will be available for autographs.