Skyline Chili Musketeer Madness presents the BIG EAST Tip-Off Party on October 25th

Oct. 2, 2013

CINCINNATI – Xavier University will host its annual Skyline Chili Musketeer Madness on Friday, October 25 at Cintas Center. Musketeer Madness is the tip-off event for fans as the men’s and women’s basketball teams gear up for the 2013-14 season, Xavier’s inaugural season in the BIG EAST Conference. 

The event is part of the BIG EAST Tip-Off Party on FOX Sports 1 and will be broadcast that night from 9-11 p.m.  FOX Sports 1 is the home of the Big East Conference, and all 10 teams will be featured with coverage.  

The event is free to the public and features a Fan Fest on the Plaza in front of Cintas Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Activities include inflatable games for kids, corn hole, and much more! Skyline Chili and Trauth Dairy/Dean Foods will be on hand to serve Cincinnati's favorite chili and ice cream, and FOX Sports Ohio will also be at the event with promotional giveaways and activities.

The madness will continue inside Cintas Center at 7:00 p.m. as both basketball teams will be introduced and be followed by skills competitions and conclude with an intra-squad scrimmage for both teams. The Xavier pep band and cheerleaders will also be on hand to help kick off the season during Family Weekend for Xavier University.

As part of this year’s Madness, we invite you to design our t-shirt that will be distributed to the first 1,500 fans ages 17 & over.  Your design must include the Skyline Chili Musketeer Madness logo and your unique “BIG EAST Tip-Off Party” creative design.  The t-shirt can have up to two imprint locations (front, back and sleeve).  Click here for official contest rules and submit your design by October 11th to

The first 500 Xavier students will again be extra-close to the excitement. Floor seating will be available exclusively to the first 500 students to reserve their seat by picking up a ticket at the Cintas Center event ticket window at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14. Full-time undergraduate students will need to present a valid All-Card and may pick-up tickets for other students by showing their All-Card. Limit 4 All-Cards. Only one ticket per All-Card.



And, if that’s not enough, FOX Sports 1 will giveaway co-branded foam fingers to the first 1,000 Xavier students and kids 17 & under.

Season tickets and lower-level Premium Seats for all 18 home men’s basketball games at Cintas Center are still available.  Season tickets offer the best seats to all the biggest games for the most value.  Upper-level non-premium season tickets begin at only $17 per game.  Women’s basketball season tickets are also available for as little as $50!  Click here to learn more, or call the Xavier Athletics Ticket Office at 513-745-3411.