Hoosier Hysteria officially set for Saturday, October 15

  • 09/26/2011 4:12 pm in

Via @TomCrean on Twitter:

Admission is free, but you’re encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. Complete details from IU Media Relations after the jump.


The Indiana University Athletics Department will hold its annual Hoosier Hysteria presented by Smithville on Saturday, October 15 in Assembly Hall. The event will feature the IU men’s and women’s basketball teams. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the women’s team will take the floor at 7:30 p.m. and the men’s team will follow at 8 p.m.

“Our players and looking forward to this event each year.,” said IU men’s basketball coach Tom Crean. “Any time we can go out and play in front of a packed house at Assembly Hall, it makes a lasting impression on everyone involved.”

Details of each team’s appearance are being finalized as are the names of some special guests for Hoosier fans and will be released prior to the event. The varsity shop in Assembly Hall will be open at 6:30 p.m. Team members are expected to be available for autographs at the conclusion of the evening. Admission is free but fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item which benefits the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

“We are excited to be a part of it.,” said IU women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack. “What better way to start the year than have so many fans rooting you on. We have a group of young ladies that are going to work hard and give everything they have for this program and this institution, and we hope all of those attending Hoosier Hysteria will come out and support women’s basketball this season.”

For Crean, the move to Saturday night will hopefully allow many to visit Assembly Hall and Cook Hall for the first time.

“One of the things that I enjoy most, is to meet families who come to a game or this event with their children and expose them to IU basketball for the first time,” said Crean. “Our hope is that we will have a lot of first time visitors, who when they experience this event with all of the long-time loyal students and fans, become Hoosier fans for life.”

Student season tickets remain on sale and a Holiday Mini Series for the general public, which includes home games with Ohio State and Michigan, also are available. For ticket and event information, call 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHoosiers.com.

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  • Casey B.

    I’m shocked. It’s as if they did it so Gary Harris could attend, or something…

  • Anonymous

    It’s like waiting for the pools to open in summer. Or finding an oasis amidst parched land. I’m there..and bringing friends.

  • Josh

    Anyone know if Big Ten Network or any other network is going to carry it out of state?

  • InTheMtns

    Changing HH to the day after practice officially opens might be a thing that turns out to be advantageous. Have heard that guys who were already planning to go to opening nights elsewhere might now also come to HH the next day. They can’t be in two places at once, and now they don’t have to be since they can add IU the next day. Plus it means they won’t be hanging around at the other school all day Saturday and IU will be the last impression on their mind when they go home.

  • Casey B.

    Ha – I was just poking fun. I agree. Think it’s a great idea.

  • IU_Fan_99

    what took them so long? I will be driving up from Chicago again this year! stoked!!

    Also…

    Just purchased two tickets to the IU vs. Kentucky game on 12/10… excited that they are playing on a Saturday evening so that I can drive up! This will be my first game in Assembly Hall since graduation in 1999…

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to get this season under way!  19 days to go!

  • Andrew

    How’d you get the tix?  This might sound dumb, but with the game nearly 3 months away, I’m surprised they are already around.

  • IU_Fan_99

    The season tickets have not been mailed yet but apparently the season ticket holders are already selling their tickets on the various ticket websites. I got mine on stub hub today but they will not be mailed to me for another month or so…

  • IU_Fan_99

    Also, the IU ticket office said tickets will go on sale to the public at some point in late october.

  • Anonymous

    I think we are trailing in the Gary Harris race, we need an amazing showing on the 15th……pull out all the stops fans, coaches, potential teammates, if we secure Harris, the rest of the country better be worried!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I’m actually pumped that Willis is going to be at HH as well.  I think that’s a huge thing since we always need big men and he’s at or near the top of the list!

    I was actually surprised to find out he’d be there the 15th instead of spending a weekend somewhere else. 

  • Andrew

    Thx, good answers, makes sense.  Hope the Hoosiers make the trip from the Chi worth your while.  If not, there’s always Buffalouie’s.

  • “Harrissteria”

  • InTheMtns

    I got your fun-poking, Casey, and I chuckled when I read it. Yes, it’s almost as if . . . 

    Me, I was just adding a “silver lining” possibility to the discussion.

  • Kelin Blab

    My hoosier hysteria expectations…

    + Victor the winner of the dunk contest over will sheehey, but a close one
    + Gary Harris chants galore
    + More big time national recruits in attendance
    + Main level will be full thanks to a saturday night
    + Kelin Blab Junior will rock his new candy stripes
    + Me not to get pulled over by state police.
    + the 2012’ers leading the Gary Harris cheers
    + Traffic leaving AH to be even worse than normal

  • Anonymous

    Hey Fan, might want to dust off your GPS…Bloomington, IN is southeast of Chicago, which most people would consider driving “down” the map. Just sayin. I’ll buy you a beer after HH and we can debate geography and other fun topics;)

  • IU_Fan_99

    you know, I noticed that later… but decided to leave it… whoops! just goes to show you how excited I am to be headed back to Bloomington…don’t worry, I won’t get lost!

  • Bleeding Crimson

    I probably shouldn’t admit this but me and my wife’s anniversary is Nov4th and every year I negotiate with her to plan our celebration with HH.  It’s work for years…I get to see my Hoosiers (which she enjoys) and we spend the night and vist Nashville the next day.  It has been a tradition for as long as I can remember.   Count us in.
    BC

  • Anonymous

    Just thinking about it makes me excited.  Won’t be too long until Assembly Hall is rocking again.  

  • Canned food.