Spartans basketball is getting their season ready for "Madness", which is the kickoff to the 2017-18 season, it is happening next week.

The official kick off party for the men's basketball season, is set for October 20. It starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Breslin Center. The event is free for the whole family. The night will begin with an autograph session for the fans on the Breslin Center concourse. The formal program starts at 9:30 p.m. when the men's and women's basketball teams will be announced.

Along with the men's and women's teams the Spartan Marching Band and Drumline will also perform, along with the MSU Cheerleaders, dance team, and of course, Sparty.