Former Hoosiers to return for next Friday’s Hysteria

  • 10/09/2010 7:43 pm in

Per IU Media Relations:

The Indiana University men’s and women’s basketball teams will tip-off Homecoming Weekend and the 2010-11 basketball season this Friday, October 15 at Hoosier Hysteria, presented by Smithville, in Assembly Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with an autograph session scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

In addition, fans may visit Cook Hall throughout the day as the Pfau-Shine Legacy Court hours will be extended to remain open until 7:30 p.m.

The autograph session will feature both the men’s and women’s teams and this year includes a number of former IU men’s basketball greats including Damon Bailey, Archie Dees, Brian Evans, Matt Nover, Wayne Radford, Jimmy Rayl, and Landon Turner.

Following the autograph sessions, both teams will be introduced, but details of each team’s activities are still being finalized.

The IU Athletics Department Ticket Office will be open until 9 p.m. that evening. Students are encouraged to purchase their season tickets by October 15. This year’s package includes a new Crimson Guard “Front Line” seating area on the main level which rewards those who arrive early at the games.

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  • Very exciting. I’m almost tempted to drive up just for a chance to meet my favorite players from my childhood Bailey and Evans.

  • Anonymous

    Could that be IU’s starting five on the cover of Hoosier Hysteria?

    Hulls, Wat, Creek, Derek, Jones.

  • Univee65

    Where can I get a copy of the poster or program depicted above? I am in Florida and won’t be tempted to drive up to meet my favorite players from childhood – Archie Dees and Jimmy Rayl.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    …Do it…take Friday off, stop at Boomland and get a lottery ticket, and keep rollin’. The ‘Legend’ Damon Bailey doesn’t do very many autograph sessions….

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Ok…now this has thrown a wrench into my plans…AGAIN.
    Original plans leave at 6ish…
    New Plans…leave at 5ish…

    Now, picking kid up from school….’early’…fully dressed in IU gear..heading up 37 at 3ish…Cook Hall, autographs, pictures, VO and Will Sheehey in a dunk off…Vic jumps over at least 5 people like has had done before.

  • Anonymous

    What is this front line crimson guard crap? Why did it take so long. I would have loved this as opposed to sitting in the balcony for half of the season.

  • Hoosiers-n-Ohio

    If they past them out that night . I will be glad 2 pick one up for you and send it 2 you

  • Anonymous

    Hope not, would rather have Michel instead of Hulls if Michel can actually play.

  • jgongora86

    Can’t wait to see the Hall again. The first time in 8 years. I hate to be cheesy but I’ve been to the sistene chapel, Mayan temples and the great wall, and I consider Assembly Hall my favorite place of all. Great memories.

  • marsh21

    It better not be as Wat would be playing the 4 position again and would transfer next year.

  • Dmglotz

    I believe the starting five makes no difference at all with this team and we will probably see multiple starting lineups again this year. I do agree that hopefully Michel will be on the court for some productive minutes. I also believe that Michel will see his fair share of foul trouble meaning Wat needs to make the adjustment to the 4 spot when necessary. Lastly, I believe we will end up wanting Hulls on the court most of the time running the show this year.

  • Dmglotz

    I believe the starting five makes no difference at all with this team and we will probably see multiple starting lineups again this year. I do agree that hopefully Michel will be on the court for some productive minutes. I also believe that Michel will see his fair share of foul trouble meaning Wat needs to make the adjustment to the 4 spot when necessary. Lastly, I believe we will end up wanting Hulls on the court most of the time running the show this year.

  • Dmglotz

    I believe the starting five makes no difference at all with this team and we will probably see multiple starting lineups again this year. I do agree that hopefully Michel will be on the court for some productive minutes. I also believe that Michel will see his fair share of foul trouble meaning Wat needs to make the adjustment to the 4 spot when necessary. Lastly, I believe we will end up wanting Hulls on the court most of the time running the show this year.

  • Baseball Montgomery Buc

    Thinking about coming down for HH. Any tips from anyone? Never been to a hoosier hysteria

  • gageman

    do people really know how good jimmy rayl was. anything cross midcourt was in his range.

  • gageman

    do people really know how good jimmy rayl was. anything cross midcourt was in his range.

  • gageman

    do people really know how good jimmy rayl was. anything cross midcourt was in his range.

  • Dmglotz

    it’s a fun time! just bring some canned goods and you’re in. 3-pt shooting contest, dunk contest and scrimmage. enjoy!

  • Dmglotz

    it’s a fun time! just bring some canned goods and you’re in. 3-pt shooting contest, dunk contest and scrimmage. enjoy!

  • Dmglotz

    it’s a fun time! just bring some canned goods and you’re in. 3-pt shooting contest, dunk contest and scrimmage. enjoy!

  • HoosierNshaker

    Did I hear correct?… “This year’s package includes a new Crimson Guard ‘Front Line’ seating area”

    Is the IU athletic department starting to wise up and realize they NEED A STUDENT SECTION? We have some of the best student fans in the Big 10 (only one without a student section) but it’s hard to hear them when they are collectively spread out across Assembly Hall. Glad to see them pry a few tickets out of alum hands and maybe we can actually get more student involvement this year.

  • Anonymous

    Well, not quite. Still the same areas. However, when students get tickets for a main level game (Sections K,L, and M) in Row 25 or lower, it’s first come, first served seating. So this should help eliminate the problem of the stands seeming empty at tip-off, because the most enthusiastic fans will be awarded. Granted, you’ll only be in the section in question for maybe 3 or 4 games a year, but it’s an improvement, for sure.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    must find #22 jersey………..

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    it’s still crap. we have the most expensive student tickets and the worst seating of all of the major programs. i wish they would realize how hard it would be to play in AH if there was a real student section.

  • Outoftheloop

    I agree with you. Hulls should be the first sub for ANY of the other 4-not Guy-that is not having a good start. Then move players around accordingly. Capo and Pritchard should be the first sub for Guy. I still hope to see a substitution for the three great athletes as a group: Rivers, Sheehey and Oladipo to press and to run. Then Roth for a “heat” check”.

  • Outoftheloop

    His flying out-of-bounds, deep jumper from the corner of the baseline (before the 3 point rule) was unstoppable!

  • Anonymous

    Was that Lionel’s number?

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    i’m sure when he played, he was just skins.

  • Anonymous

    I want to make sure I’m reading this correctly. The autograph session will start at 7:30, right? I recalled the autograph session starting much earlier and the Hysteria starting around 7:30/8:00. Maybe I’m remembering incorrectly? Can anyone help me out? I don’t want to miss Damon. I’ve got a picture with him when I was kid that I would love to have him sign.Also, is it creepy to ask Damon to sign a 20 year old picture of himself while I’m rocking the #22 jersey? I’m not looking to pick up a restraining order, just an autograph. 😀

  • Anonymous

    I remember being on the floor against Damon my junior/his freshman year in the ’87 semi-state at Roberts Stadium in Evansville (of course, he was lighting us up, and I was only out there during time outs because I was the mascot.)

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    4 days to go!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but making a real student section involves prying seats from alumni and faculty hands, which is a near-impossible task. Those folks flipped out a few years ago when their seats got shifted by a row or two. It’s unfortunate, but we’re not going to have a REAL student section until Assembly Hall’s replacement is built.

  • Anonymous

    That was one of the first things to cross my mind this morning too! Like some kids anticipating Christmas morning. lol.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like the countdown within the song in Whodini’s “Five Minutes of Funk”

  • millzy32

    Now that’s just plain funny and wrong all at the same time.

  • vg

    we have an authentic number 22 jersey signed by damon bailey.. wondering what this could be worth?