Hoosier Hysteria Archive
With the 2014 version of Hoosier Hysteria just a day away, the Inside the Hall team looks at three things to watch in Assembly Hall:
· A bigger focus on basketball: Hoosier Hysteria is never short on entertainment and there will be plenty of pyro and bright lights to ensure that element is still present, but you can also expect some enhancements to make the event better from a basketball perspective.
For example, the 3-point shootout is expected to be preceded by shooting drills so that the participants — James Blackmon Jr., Robert Johnson, Yogi Ferrell, Nick Zeisloft, Max Hoetzel and Collin Hartman — are ready and warmed up before any shots go up.
Hysteria is also expected to include a brief scrimmage and a dunk contest. But unlike the last two years where the event seemed to drag on at times, this year’s version will focus more on shooting and tightening the script. It will be, we’re told, an “ode to fans.” — Alex Bozich
· A chance to get a first glimpse at offseason progress and the newcomers: Indiana’s trip to Canada in August gave us a sneak preview of what to expect heading into the 2014-2015 season, but neither Emmitt Holt or Hanner Mosquera-Perea made the trek, which still leaves some intrigue heading into Saturday.
Hoosier Hysteria, the annual tip-off to the Indiana basketball season, takes place this Saturday in Bloomington as Assembly Hall doors will open at 5 p.m. ET followed by the event at 6 p.m. ET.
If you’re unable to make it to Assembly Hall, the Big Ten Network will be providing digital coverage via its streaming service, BTN Plus.
According to Derek Reinglass, manager of communications at BTN, Hysteria streaming is scheduled to begin at 6:25 p.m. ET.
Fans can access the stream via a BTN Plus subscription, which is offered in two packages: school-specific or conference. The school-specific pass is $9.95 monthly or $79.95 annually and the conference pass is $14.95 monthly or $119.95 annually.
A subscription to BTN Plus is not included with a subscription to Big Ten Network.
Indiana announced on Tuesday afternoon that Hoosier Hysteria will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, and that doors to Assembly Hall will open an hour before, at 5 p.m.
This year’s event also includes a 64-team 3-on-3 student-only basketball tournament, which will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday outside Assembly Hall. The final will be played in Assembly Hall just before the start of Hoosier Hysteria.
As always, fans are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to Hoosier Hills Food Bank, even though admission is free as is parking. After the event, the team will sign autographs for an hour on the Assembly Hall concourse.
A full press release detailing this year’s Hoosier Hysteria is posted after the jump:
Hoosier Hysteria, Indiana’s annual opening practice that officially tips off the season, has a date for this fall.
At Saturday’s Indiana-Indiana State football game at Memorial Stadium, it was announced that the 2014 version of Hysteria will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The first date for NCAA Division I schools to begin practice this season is Friday, Oct. 3, which is six weeks before teams can begin their seasons on Friday, Nov. 14.
Indiana will not have a home football game on the weekend of Hoosier Hysteria as the Hoosiers have a bye week.
On Friday, Indiana announced that it will open the 2014-2015 basketball season at home on Friday, Nov. 14 against Mississippi Valley State.
Further details on Hoosier Hysteria will be released at a later date.
The 2013-2014 season got underway with Indiana’s annual tip-off event – Hoosier Hysteria – Friday night in Assembly Hall. Here’s a look at five takeaways from Indiana’s first public practice:
· The youth must come through: Yes, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell both return and played starter’s minutes a season ago. And Evan Gordon arrives as a graduate senior with plenty of experience after stops at Liberty and Arizona State. But the reality beyond that is this: Indiana is very thin on experience. The Hoosiers have six freshman and three of their returning sophomores have played limited minutes. Peter Jurkin and Hanner Mosquera-Perea barely played a season ago and Jeremy Hollowell, who will be counted to shoulder a much bigger role, only averaged 9.7 minutes per game as a freshman. There will be bumps in the road early for this team, but the young talent is there to mold into a tough out come March.
· Injuries aren’t a major concern, yet: It wasn’t a surprise that Troy Williams and Luke Fischer were held out of Hoosier Hysteria. Williams is nearly back from a right hand injury and Fischer, who’s had tough luck all offseason in terms of staying healthy, is battling a shoulder injury that will keep him out a few more weeks. What we didn’t know is that Noah Vonleh is out with a mild ankle injury, which kept him out of the scrimmage portion of last night’s festivities. And then late in the scrimmage, Stanford Robinson went down with what Tom Crean described as a knee bruise. None of these injuries figure to linger on long enough to force anyone to miss significant time, but Indiana needs to get all four players back sooner rather than later with the season opener just over four weeks away.
Check out 35 photos by Jamie Owens from Friday’s Hoosier Hysteria at Assembly Hall in the embedded photo gallery after the jump. Purchase prints from J. Scott Sports.