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Tennessee Basketball Returns Fan-Favorite Activity in Knoxville

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The Tennessee basketball team at the 2022 Market Square Madness event in Knoxville. Photo by Tennessee Athletics.

Update on 9/20 – Market Square Madness is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 12. Pre-program activities such as face-painting, picture-taking, and on-court contests will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET. Admission is free.

Market Square Madness is set to return in 2023.

For a second-straight year, Tennessee Basketball will be moving off of campus for their pre-season fan-fest event in Downtown Knoxville.

The Tennessee men’s and women’s teams will converge on Market Square in Downtown Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 12 for the event.

Last year’s Market Square Madness event was a fan-favorite activity for family fun around both Tennessee programs. The athletics department brought out on-court contests and face-painting stations with appearances from Smokey, the Tennessee Spirit Squads, and DJ Sterl giving out prizes to fans in the crowd.

The Vols and Lady Vols competed in various on-court competitions with the Tennessee student-athletes soaking in all the fun.

After a few of the players took the microphone, a fireworks show over Downtown Knoxville closed out the night.

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After all the success that the event drew last year, Tennessee Basketball’s Market Square Madness is now set to return this October.

The event, held on Thursday, Oct. 12, will fall just two days before the Tennessee Football game in Knoxville against the Texas A&M Aggies on Oct. 16.

Stay tuned to Rocky Top Insider for more details on Market Square Madness 2023 which is sure to come out in the next month or so, including a confirmed start time. The event in 2022 was free to the public.

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