Details on next Friday’s Night of the Living Red

  • 10/22/2010 4:40 pm in

Per IU media relations:

The Indiana University men’s basketball team will hold “Night of the Living Red” a Halloween themed free event for Hoosier fans of all ages Friday, October 29 in Assembly Hall.

The night will include an opportunity to visit Cook Hall, a band and tailgate area outside of the south lobby, Trick or Treating and games for kids, a Cream and Crimson Scrimmage, costume parade and an autograph session with the IU men’s basketball team.

“Each year we try and bring something different to the table,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “It’s a fun event, but we also want our players to have the opportunity to play in a game situation in front of fans and with referees. We are hopeful the crowd brings a ton of energy to the event.”

Cook Hall and the Pfau-Shine Legacy Court will be open until 7 p.m. Doors to Assembly Hall will open at 6:30 p.m., with trick or treating and games in the concourse beginning at 7 p.m. An outside tailgate area with music in between Assembly Hall and Cook Hall will be open from 7 p.m. until tip-off. The Cream and Crimson scrimmage begins around 8 p.m.

Fans 18 and over will receive a voucher for two free balcony tickets for one of four games taking place during holiday breaks (11/23 vs. NC Central, 11/26 vs. Northwestern State, 12/17 vs. SIU Edwardsville, or 12/19 against South Carolina State).

Student season ticket holders will receive their 2010-11 Crimson Guard official t-shirt and one lucky student will have the opportunity to win $10,000 by making five of 10 three-pointers in 25 seconds.

A post-game autograph session with the players will take place as all kids 11 and under will receive autograph cards for each player. Kids also will have the opportunity compete in games on the Assembly Hall floor at each timeout.

The Hoosiers will play two exhibition games starting with Franklin on November 3, Ferris State on November 8. Both games will start at 7 p.m. The regular season will open Friday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m. against Florida Gulf Coast.

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