The Duke men's basketball team's opening festivities will be simulcast live on ESPN3.

Countdown to Craziness, which begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, will feature a Blue and White scrimmage, player introductions and a dunk contest.

Bill Raftery and Lou Canellis will provide live commentary from Cameron Indoor Stadium during the entire event. ESPNU will feature highlights from Duke, along with 10 other schools, as part of its "ESPNU Midnight Madness" special.

Duke opens play Oct. 29 in a home exhibition against Bellarmine. The team will play its first official game against Belmont Nov. 11 as part of the Maui Invitational.