Here is the official release from IU media relations concerning this year’s Hoosier Hysteria:
The Indiana University Athletics Department will hold its annual Hoosier Hysteria on Friday, October 12 in Assembly Hall, The event will feature the IU men’s and women’s basketball teams and the IU volleyball program.
“It is just an incredible night,” said IU men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. “I think it just symbolizes the passion, support, and caring that our fan base has for this program. I know that when I got here, I found our kids get as excited about it as the fans do. It is something that they look forward to.”
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost of admission is $5 (event night or in advance) or two canned goods (event night only) to benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. The evening will begin when the Hoosier volleyball squad hosts Michigan State in a 7 p.m. match. The activity will continue with an autograph session with both the men¹s and women¹s team and then each squad will take the floor for their first official practice session of the season.
A detailed schedule of events for the night will be released in the coming weeks. For ticket and event information, call 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHoosiers.com.
“We try to make it as fun as possible, nothing serious,” added Sampson. “We want everybody healthy the next day. It is an incredible event, full of enthusiasm and passion. We look forward to it every year.”