Jardine and Jordan highlight Orange Madness

SYRACUSE, NY - Former Syracuse standout Scoop Jardine and Jazmine Jordan, current SU student and daughter of NBA legend Michael Jordan, will co-host the 2012 AmericCU Credit Union Orange Madness presented by TK99. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 12.

The featured entertainment for Orange Madness includes rapper Wale, a BET and Soul Train awards winner who has two studio albums under his belt (Attention Deficit and Ambition) and a third due in early 2013.

Syracuse fans are encouraged to dress in orange, break out the "Big Heads" and ignite "the Loud House," all to enhance the viewing experience on ESPNU and, which will televise the event.

Orange Madness will offer SU basketball fans the chance to see the 2012-13 editions of the men's and women's team for the first time this fall. Both programs are coming off 20-win campaigns and postseason appearances. Scrimmages and drills from the men's and women's basketball teams will take place as well as a dunk contest and other activities.

Coach Jim Boeheim heads into his 37th season at the helm of the nationally-ranked men's program with returning starters C.J. Fair and Brandon Triche. The women's team has seniors Kayla Alexander, Elashier Hall, Carmen Tyson-Thomas and junior Rachel Coffey - each a returning starter, back in the fold for Coach Quentin Hillsman.

Doors will open for Orange Madness at 7:00 p.m. with the event scheduled to get underway at 8:00 p.m.

AmeriCU Credit Union's Orange Madness is free to the public, but requires a general-admission ticket limited to lower-bowl seating only. Tickets, at a limit of four per person while supplies last, will be available starting Monday, October 1, at the following locations:

· Carrier Dome Box Office

· Schine Student Center on campus starting at 9:00 a.m. (SU students with i.d.)

Tickets will be available at the following AmeriCU branches starting Monday:

· 6303 Thompson Road, Syracuse

· 200 Walton Street, Syracuse

· 5439 N. Burdick Street, Fayetteville

· 5212 W. Genesee Street, Camillus

· 7474 Oswego Road, Liverpool

· 6414 State Route 31, Cicero

· 1916 Black River Blvd., Rome

· 231 Hill Road, Rome

· 224 North Genesee Street, Utica

· 4957 Commercial Drive, Yorkville

· 217 Grant Avenue, Auburn

· 326 E. State Street, Herkimer

· 10750 Enduring Freedom Drive, Fort Drum

· 20991 NYS Route 3, Watertown

· 7394 Utica Blvd., Lowville

· 280 Genesee Street, Route 5, Oneida

Free parking is available in the Stadium West lots at the Dome and at Manley Field House. A shuttle service will run from the Manley lots starting at 5:30 p.m.

**Courtesy SU Athletics**