With the opening of their seasons just more than a month away, the LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams continue down “The Road to Tipoff” with an appearance at the second annual Bayou Madness on Oct. 17.

Members of the men’s and women’s teams will meet and greet fans both inside and outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center as they continue to get ready for the upcoming season. Admission is free.

Events on the floor of the Maravich Center will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Outside, a pep rally for the two teams will start at 6:45 p.m. on the south side of the arena.

There will be a lights-out introduction of the players from both teams followed by remarks from head coaches Johnny Jones and Nikki Caldwell.

Fans will get their first look at the teams in a 3-point shootout, a scrimmage and a slam dunk contest by the men’s team. Also, one LSU student will win a $1,000 cash prize.

Fans will also have a chance to meet the LSU cheerleaders and Tiger Girls and children 13 and under will have an opportunity to take part in an LSU cheer clinic hosted by members of the LSU Spirit squad.

Soccer

LSU SEEKS FIRST SEC VICTORY AT Mississippi state: Following a thrilling 3-3 draw with the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday afternoon, the LSU Tigers will look to get into the win column for the first time in SEC play Friday night when they head back on the road to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a match that is set to kick off at 7 p.m. at the MSU Soccer Complex in Starkville, Mississippi.

Swimming

WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM OPENS SEASON AT TULANE: The LSU women’s swimming and diving team opens up the 2014-15 dual meet season at Tulane (0-1) Friday at 5 p.m. in the Reily Natatorium.

The Lady Tigers defeated Tulane last season 211-89 and own an 18-2 overall record over the Green Wave that dates back to the 1978-79 season.