Liberty University Midnight Madness

Kim Black took in the sights of the Midnight Madness earlier this week between SELC foes Liberty and Tennessee Wesleyan.
Liberty Midnight Madness by Kim Black

Liberty Midnight Madness by Kim Black

Editor’s Note: Kim Black has been our lady on the scene for many great games. Today she stops by with not only a ton of great action shots, but a fabulous write-up of Liberty University’s ‘Midnight Madness’ against Tennessee Wesleyan.


Wednesday night (or Thursday morning if you want to get technical) the Liberty University MCLA team hosted a “Blackout” game against Tennessee Wesleyan starting at midnight.

The thinking for this game was that by holding the game at midnight students would want to come out and see what the team was all about. The game was free to attend and was an approved late-night activity for fans. Liberty buses were running back and forth between games all night and students were issued tickets to present for dorm checks. Hot chocolate and other concessions were also provided on this cold brisk night of lacrosse.

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The temperature dropped into the low 30’s but it did not hamper the enthusiasm of the fans. It was reported that close to 850 students braved the cold temperatures and came out ready to cheer their team on.

Several videographers were present working on a promo film for the team, footage gathered from the night ranged from warm-ups, their spectacular entry onto the field, game footage and fan footage. The crowd was seldom quiet making lots of noise when there were big plays on the field. Shooting games were provided for fans between periods and at halftime involving prizes.

If the intent was to energize the student body with this “Midnight Madness” game then I would have to say it worked. Liberty Lacrosse is doing it right, the energy, spirit and excitement was evident throughout the night.

Liberty won the game 16-8 and is currently ranked #6 in the MCLA D2 Poll.

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Photo Credit: Kim Black

  1. There’s not a whole lot else to do at Liberty so that probably helped the attendance. A dry county and Orwellian campus rules lead Liberty to be consistently voted one of the worst schools for nightlife on So this might not be a model other normal colleges could follow with as much success.

    1. really? because pretty much every NCAA team has a midnight game or scrimmage or celebration during their season… basketball teams do the “midnight madness” games with dunk contests and scrimmages… other colleges do homecoming celebrations at midnight to recognize athletes. having a midnight event can be successful anywhere you go.  

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