Indiana releases additional Hoosier Hysteria details

  • 10/03/2013 6:25 pm in


With Hoosier Hysteria set to tip off the 2013-2014 season on Friday night, Indiana released final details on the season-opening event via a press release on Thursday.

Here is the full release:

The 2013-14 college basketball season begins when Indiana University hold its annual Hoosier Hysteria presented by Smithville on Friday, October 4 in storied Assembly Hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the program set to formally begin at 7:30 p.m.

– Admission is free but fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item and donate it to Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Last year, IU fans donated 12,540 pounds of food.

– Fans at home may follow the action on the Big Ten Digital Network. The cost to join is $14.95 for the month of October and includes Hoosier Hysteria and the first exhibition game against Southern Indiana. Fans may sign up at

– Beginning at 2 p.m. there will be a DJ, concessions and a video board showing highlights and games from last season on the south side outside of Assembly Hall.

– The women’s basketball team will hold a practice on the Assembly Hall floor from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

– The video board in Assembly Hall will have highlights, games from last year and basketball themed movies as time allows. In additions, videos introducing the new members of the team will be played.

– The program begins at 7:30 p.m. with team introductions and will include women’s coach Curt Miller and men’s coach Tom Crean addressing the crowd to talk about this season.

– IU’s Jeremy Gray and Chuck Crabb and Michael Grady (1070 the Fan) and Eddie White (Indiana Pacers) all will have prominent roles keeping the event moving.

– In the three-point contest, the men will have Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, Evan Gordon, Will Sheehey, Austin Etherington and Collin Hartman participating. They will compete with Nicole Bell, Taylor Agler, Kaila Hulls, Tabitha Gerardot and Karlee McBride from the women’s team.

– A new two-ball shooting contest will boast teams of one men’s player and one women’s player and includes Sasha Chaplin and Jonny Marlin, Lyndsay Leikem and Taylor Wayer, Larryn Brooks and Noah Vonleh, and Alexis Gassion and Peter Jurkin.

– The annual dunk contest this year will include Devin Davis, Jeremy Hollowell, Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Stan Robinson. Troy Williams will serve as a judge.

– Students will have a chance to win prizes by making a half court shot. In addition, students can test their knowledge of IU basketball trivia and be eligible to win a Victor Oladipo or Cody Zeller NBA jersey.

– The men’s team will finish their workout with a scrimmage and Coach Crean will offer insight during play and closing remarks at the end.

-T he men’s team will then sign autographs for an hour on the Assembly Hall concourse. Fans may bring in one item per person to be signed by the players. The traditional IU men’s basketball calendars will be on sale that evening at the Varsity Shop or a free autograph card will be provided.

– The IU Varsity Shop and IU Athletics ticket office, located in the west lobby of Assembly Hall, will be open throughout the day. Fans are encouraged to purchase Mini-Series which will be on sale at Hoosier Hysteria. The package will include four home games highlighted by Big Ten rival Michigan State on Saturday, January 4, 2014. The package will also include tickets to the Evansville (11/26), Nicholls State (12/20) and Kennesaw State (12/22) contests.

Mini Series Ticket Pricing:

$60 – Student Mini Series (Will receive priority seating, one student per account)
$160 – Main/Court Level (Limit Four, assigned by priority points after student tickets)
$104 – Balcony Level (Limit Four, assigned by priority points after student tickets)

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  • Snookafly

    Can’t wait!

  • Mat

    We can’t make it til 4, think we will still get a seat?

  • BenJW

    who’s the emcee?

  • All four are listed in the release.

  • BenJW

    Ahh, my mistake.

  • IUfanToby

    The long wait is almost over! Go Hoosiers!

  • drewheck

    Probably cutting it close better be a quick runner

  • GaHoosier

    FYI…He committed to UCLA.

  • HoosierMitch

    He de-committed

  • Steve Fischer

    Goodluck to UNLV – our recruiting is not looking good.

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  • GaHoosier

    Thanks for the update !

  • GaHoosier

    Apparently I was wrong about the commitment to UCLA. That makes at least four players from the state of Indiana (2014 class) to decommit to a school. JBJ, Trey Lyles, Jaquan Lyle, and now Trevon Bluiett.

    Are there any others I’m missing?

  • HoosierMitch

    Earlier today. He wants to stay closer to home

  • Kelin Blab

    You will be fine getting a seat right up until 7:30….not as much buzz as last year…you can tell by the lack of camping outers….

  • BC

    Bring on HH, it’s gonna be crazy!

  • BC

    We will survive

  • Steve Fischer

    So will most Div 1 Teams–I’d rather win and continue to be one of the elite programs. Next think someone will argue “We are better off without him ( but it won’t be a UNLV Fan.)

  • Cameron

    Anybody think we will get Dante Exum?

  • notfargj

    the fans. fans in the state of indiana have de-committed from blackmon, lyles, lyle and bluiett.

  • E Foy McNaughton

    I actually do…

  • marcusgresham

    Better than Ohio State.

  • marcusgresham

    The most likely team in Indiana to get him is the Pacers.

  • E Foy McNaughton

    At least he didn’t go to osu …. I wouldn’t get too worried …

  • Hoosier Cruiser

    Our recruiting is not done. GO’s commitment to UNLV opens up a spot for maybe a better fit, Think about it!

  • Hoosier Cruiser

    Only praying!!

  • Hoosiers__1

    You should be more than fine. Last year was packed because, after years of getting beat up by other teams, we had all the hype with that group of players and the #1 preseason ranking. Not to mention it was on a Saturday. Most adults are going to be working at 4, and most students aren’t going to wait 3.5 hours for the practice to start. As long as you get there by 7, you should be fine; it might not even fill up.

  • InTheMtns

    The total is five. Bryant McIntosh, a guard from Greensburg originally was going to Indiana State. He changed his mind and is now headed to Northwestern..

  • N71

    That would really be interesting. His list of schools were UCLA, Arizona, Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Xavier, and Michigan. If distance is the reason for backing out of UCLA then Arizona is out as well. Xavier is below his level so that would leave Indiana, Purdue, and Michigan. Painter and what’s going on at Purdue can’t be very appealing so that would have to narrow things to Indiana and Michigan. Others for some reason are saying the Indiana thing is dead with Trevon so that would leave Michigan. I really don’t understand the “Indiana is dead” thing though, his high school point guard plays there (Yogi). I would think that would be a tremendous pull. Man, I’d love to have Trevon at IU, while this is a novice opinion I see an Adrian Dantley or Mark Aguirre type player in him.

  • SCHoosier

    OK all of U going to HH..don’t let the GO news be a downer for the crowd…show Robinson and the others some “IU love” and let’s get his 6-8 a– on board! Have a great time!

  • RMK

    You’re forgetting about Butler also. But I would also say that Xavier is not below him. Its a strong program that is now in a better league with Butler and Creighton along with the Catholic Big East schools. But I could definitely see IU being in the picture again.

  • RMK

    People are putting way to much into this. The kid decided to go someplace else. He is a good talent, but definitely not an elite (Vonleh) talent. Tom Crean’s last 4 classes have been phenomenal. Judging by the circumstances, I would put him in the top 5 recruiters in the country. Blackmon and Robinson are still very good possibilities and now with TB opening up, there are still a lot of options.

  • N71

    You’re right…Butler is another. Not sure how Stevens’ departure plays but I did overlook them. I still don’t see Xavier as a factor though. Based on zero inside info, I’d lay out the probabilities at IU 40%, UM 40%, and Butler 20%.

  • Lori

    How long dose it last.

  • Patrick Galvin

    How has the online feed been in the past? worth the money?

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    14.95? That is seriously messed up. BTN already gets money from me every month. The messed up part is that this should not be relegated to online coverage. League whip around coverage should be broadcast automatically. Period.

    PS I know I should just go if I want to watch, but there is a family event conflicting this weekend.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    And that is very unlikely. Barriing a catastrophic collapse and injury riddled season, the Pacers will be no where near the lottery without a deal/trade.

  • Rie

    I usually am one to back these kids and their decisions, but what an embarrassment for their program. Their coach and parents need to teach them what their words are worth. I understand, individually, they have certain circumstances come up or family issues, but after four players on the Heat have all committed and de-committed, it seems there is a bigger problem at hand. They are all good kids and have a great deal of talent, but I would like to find out what the issue is.

    This should also confirm that there is nothing wrong with Crean and his recruiting. It may appear we keep missing on our targets, but considering four of the most high profile ones are these kids, it should alleviate some of the doubt for the 2014 class.
    Side note, how surprised would everyone here be if all four of them ended up at Kentucky. Talk about a recruiting steal from the state.

  • N71

    …all four end up at Kentucky? I’d throw myself onto a rusty butter knife and then help the NCAA craft the job posting for a violations investigator to replace the current one written in crayon.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    There’s been quite a bit of talk from analysts about Blueitt and Xavier.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Will we lose our collective minds if Vonleh–who Indiana tweeted is switching with Hartman–wins the 3 point contest?

  • Michael Wade

    MSU only had two commits last year and has only one so far this year, yet they are expected to top or be near the top of the B1G.

  • Hardwood83

    Decommits are becoming more common nation, wide it seems. With a lot of things with kids, it’s kind of trendy.
    At least with Blackmon he committed while young- Blueitt and Lyle are Sr’s and decommited quickly. Very curious.
    I am not worried about all 4 ending up at pUKe- in fact I’m not sure any of them will. Lyles is most likely, though.

  • jmac

    What happen to the one handed Troy?

  • Snookafly

    I think Crean nixed that.