N.C. State's moving "Midnight Madness" up five hours for "Primetime with the Pack."
The Wolfpack will begin the basketball season on Oct. 12 with a showcase for its fans at PNC Arena at 7 p.m. There will be a 3-point contest and a scrimmage and one fan will have a chance to win $50,000.
N.C. State returns four starters from a 24-13 Sweet 16 team and adds three McDonald's All-Americans for coach Mark Gottfried's second season.
There will be a 45-minute autograph session with the players after the scrimmage. ESPN3 will broadcast the event online and ESPNU will show highlights as a part of its four-hour coverage of the start of practice for the college basketball season.
Admission and parking are free. One fan will have an opportunity to win $50,000 if they can make a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and halfcourt shot in 25 seconds.