With basketball season around the corner, ESPN has announced that on-site coverage will be provided at Comcast Center as part of its Oct. 12 Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.

The event will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6. Admission is free, and seating is first-come, first-served.

Len Elmore, a 1974 Maryland graduate and three-time all-ACC center, will be the live commentator checking in from College Park, part of the show’s “whip-around” segments.

Practices from North Carolina State, North Carolina and Florida State, among others, will be broadcast entirely on ESPN3.