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First Night kicks off on UConn campus tonight

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UConn's First Night  is Friday night. (WFSB File) UConn's First Night is Friday night. (WFSB File)
STORRS, CT (WFSB) -

The University of Connecticut campus at Storrs were preparing for first night frenzy. Students and fans are getting their first look at this season's men and women's basketball teams on Friday night.

First night is the main event of whole weekend full of sports activities at UConn. During the event, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will introduce themselves to UConn fans for the first time this season.

There are lots of activities even before the main event starting at 7:30 p.m. There's on fanfest and an autograph session. However, the basketball game between team Kevin Ollie and team Geno Auriemma is what everybody is looking forward to.

The introductions as you can see from last year's first night are a spectacle onto themselves.

It’s difficult to be matter of fact when you're being encouraged to do as big a "look at me" as possible as a celebration of UConn basketball.

The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and the rosters are co-ed.

Ollie's team consists of Amida Brimah, Omar Calhoun, joined by Saniya Chjong and Morgan Tuck. Briann Stewart, Gabby Williams, Kia Nurse, Sam Castle Jr and Daniel Hamilton will be Auriemma

Besides, firs night, the season opening for UConn hockey game will be played at the XL Center in Hartford.

On Saturday, the home coming game for the UConn football team is at noon at Rentschler Field against Southern Florida.

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