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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  • HoosierNshaker

    Nice event…

    Should we all dress up as Zeller for Halloween?

    How could he say no?!

  • hoosierfan23

    Is this going to be as big as Hoosier Hysteria????? i havent heard much about it but ill be going for sure

  • Anonymous

    Or dress like Enes Kanter with money spilling out of your pockets

  • Joe

    Cody Zeller. clap clap clapclapclap. Cody Zeller. clap clap clapclapclap. All night long!!!

  • Anonymous

    im sure its not as big as hoosier hysteria…but in my eyes its bigger in importance. isnt zeller there that weekend? it may not be the big kick off event but im hoping a huge crowd shows up and chants zellers name all night long and i hope the same thing happens at the football game

  • Anonymous

    Man, I wish I could go. But Super Mario and Princess Peach have other plans already. I wish Zeller would just show up in an “IU recruit costume” to kill the suspense.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    OK one more…..

    I am going to dress as Anthony Davis’s dad and have huge pockets

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Cody needs the same treatment as this guy ….and if he doesn’t get it I will blame sampson or mike davis.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    It’s October 29, Night of the Living Dead.

    The Hall is decor’d in a low Red Glow. The house is full and right before the Hoosiers take the floor, Coach Cream comes out, takes the Mic and starts the show. During his speech, out of the student section, a tall…dark…creature…stands and walks slowly toward Coach. As it approaches, the monster reaches outs his hands directly horizontal as if it might stangle coach. Coach reacts and says “it’s Frankenstein”. The crowd screams. The monster reaches, not harming the coach, but instead grabs the mic. The crowd is totally silent.

    The monster speaks…He says” this is no trick and here is your treat”. It rips off the ghoulish costum and it is no other than Cody Zeller dressed in the New student section shirt and Candy Stripe pants. He then states “I’m committing to INDIANA”. The crowd goes crazy and rushes the floor.
    Just a nice thought.

  • Anonymous

    “We are hopeful the crowd brings a ton of energy to the event” What CTC is saying here (but the NCAA forbids him from talking about recruits) is that Cody’s decision will be influenced by the intensity of the crowd. GET THERE. BE LOUD.

    Kids will come to play at IU if they see that even the open practices are electric. I agree that the “Co-dy Zel-ler” chants will go a long way in persuading him to attend IU and know how important he is to the program and its fans. GET THERE. BE LOUDER!

  • Lil_nanner

    ME TOO! I want Cody to hear his name over and over and over!! A must for IU!

  • Hoosiers2006

    That would be awesome!!!!! You need to call Cody and the Administration to coordinate things.

  • Aguas

    PLEASE FIRE BILL LYNCH!!!!!! Alternatively, IU should discontinue its football program.

  • Baseball Montgomery Buc

    I wanted to go as Tijan, but for safety purposes they wouldn’t let me. So instead, I’m dressing up as a brick and going as Chris Kramer.

  • Parvalue

    Can someone please tell me what this “Hanner buzz” is about?

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    I have no idea where it came from but it is spreading across the www. It will be true once Hanner says so, until then I will just wait. My gut tells me it ain’t Hanner but another Frosh, that seems to be our trend these days….

  • Parvalue

    Thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, the “buzz” is that Hanner will be committing to Indiana? Or has committed to Indiana?

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    The buzz is he will be this weekend……we will see.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    The buzz is he will be this weekend……we will see.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    The buzz is he will be this weekend……we will see.

  • LTTelamon

    Everyone’s desperate for good news… even whispers sound convincing to desperate ears. I believe good news will be coming, but I’m not going to get excited until I hear something official.

  • I’m wearing full-body red spandex, horns, and carrying a pitchfork … so, in other words, Calipari.

  • Sounds fruitless … I heard the Princess is in another castle…

  • I looked into this pretty heavily today. And there’s no news to report.

  • LTTelamon

    I appreciate you guys not fueling the fire of this stuff until there’s something of substance, Alex. It’s a lot easier to trust something posted here than anywhere else… that’s why I generally don’t read anywhere else.

  • Clinton Mills

    Just saw that D’Vauntes Smith Rivera has committed to Xavier tonight. Big pickup for them.

  • Casey B.

    I fell out of love with him when he decided to take his recruitment to Twitter.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Casey that did it for me also, a-la- Jeremiah Davis style and his Facebook recruiting. DSR is a nice player, IU isn’t missing out on much.

    Kids let this be a lesson to you…Twitter and Facebook are social networks, not recruiting services. We care but not that much…..

  • Casey B.

    I just think it’s a reflection of character when a player chooses to leverage Twitter as a way of psyching coaches into paying more attention to him. To me, it reveals an unattractive sense of entitlement and stinks of a player who’s a bit attention hungry.

    Just go out, play your ass off, and you’ll probably end up at a good school. He’s obviously talented, but I want a player at IU who feel privileged to don the uniform, not one who feels his college choice is all about which school earned the opportunity to be graced with his presence.

    Maybe I’m taking it too far, but I’m a little sensitive to the entitled, prima donna type since the KS debacle.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    The interesting thing with DSR, I believe his ‘tweet’ was seeing which schools or coaches wanted him the most…..The same DSR that Crean invited to the Elite camp while he was injured. The same DSR that has held an IU scholarship offer in his hand for quite some time now. Not sure what he was looking for other than…more IU fans to follow him on twitter or more facebook request.

    The glaring contrast is a 5star kid, who has a legendary name, recruited by the who’s who in College basketball and holds a tiny piece of the IU Nation in his hands..Cody Zeller. Not going on twitter or Facebook to see who wants him the most….just playing ball, being a kid, and going on his visits. For the life of me I cannot understand why a kid would want to go the DSR J.Davis route, it makes them look really bad.

    Then there are kids like Victor whose every third word is “Indiana and Team” and he isn’t even from the state.

  • Outoftheloop

    They did. Didn’t you notice?

  • Outoftheloop

    Makes you love Ron Patterson all the more!

  • Stick It

    With this big thing going on Friday night, will there be any other big fish there besides Zeller?

  • IUoptometry

    Looking forward to it, I got my sign made for you Cody

  • Anonymous

    Got a sign ready too. Going to be dressed up in my halloween costume as the villian from the Saw movies. The sign saws ‘Time to make a decision Cody Zeller… I recommend the candy stripes’. Hoosier Nation is going to blow his socks off!

  • SteelHoosier

    If you’ve ever bought a ticket, then you are a booster. A booster can’t have a sign addressing a recruit. Please don’t bring it. Just chant his name and make him feel welcome.

    Also, don’t forget to go nuts for all our guys. Recruits really pay attention to how the fans treat all their players, not just the next big thing.

  • Stick It

    This is what I’m talking about. We need to make sure we show the love!!

  • cdog

    With all of our decent backup options gone for a 2011 big man, Cody is REALLY the cornerstone recruit. If anyone thought he was not a “must get” recruit, they should have their comment privelages revoked. I love AE, but a 2011 class without Cody would be an utter failure. We really need to show CZ the love Friday night. I hope the news of Hanner being there is also true as his Baylor recruitment has pretty much ended (they just signed a similar PF for 2011). A Hanner commitment would certainly influence CZ. GO HOOSIERS!!