Indiana sets Hoosier Hysteria for Saturday, October 22

  • 09/10/2016 5:09 pm in

Hoosier Hysteria, Indiana’s annual opening practice that officially tips off the season, has been set for Saturday, October 22 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The first day NCAA Division I schools can begin practicing this season is Friday, Sept. 30, which is six weeks before the start of the regular season on Friday, Nov. 11.

Admission to Hoosier Hysteria is free, but fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item and donate it to Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

According to a release from IU athletics, “fans can expect games, music, contests, prizes and an up-close look at the Hoosiers prior to the start of the season.”

Indiana will not have a home football game on the weekend of Hoosier Hysteria as the Hoosiers travel to Evanston for a meeting with Northwestern.

Hoosier Hysteria is typically a major recruiting weekend for Indiana. Further details on the event will be released at a later date.

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  • ILHoosier31

    I think the biggest plus about Thomas Bryant staying is his work ethic and intensity rubbing off on these freshmen. They need good leaders passing it down year after year.

    Also, he is really good!

  • Bill Graham

    Get those croots on campus! If I have to put Wilkes on my back and run him from Indy to Btown I’ll do it in the name of banner # 6!

  • sarge

    I will help out with that cause!

  • Dmoe

    Can’t wait to see how JM looks , alot of people on here seem to hype up O.G alot but if you look at the stats. JM’S is better plus he was basically playing with one arm. Don’t get me wrong I love O.G however let’s not forget the other small forward that played a povital part in the Hoosiers success.

  • marcusgresham

    Morgan may end up being what Crean wanted Hollowell to be as far as an inside/outside guy.

  • Arch Puddington

    Lord help us, please not that. The Jeremy Hollowell-as-Point Forward experiment represents one of the lows of the CTC era as far as I’m concerned. Watching him dribble was like watching someone without good balance trying to ride a unicycle. Morgan is better in every way than Hollowell…..and should play forward.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Great point and what a perfect example of how JH was a bust after being a top recruit.

  • TomJameson

    JH didn’t put forth close to the effort that JM is bringing to practice and the game. Effort does affect performance, and Hollowell just didn’t seem to care. JM is a beast who laughs at pain, and plays through it! Juwan won’t play point, but I think you will see him start the offense a time or two.

  • HardRockHoosier

    I saw a current team picture on another site.. OG looks darned near the same height as DeRon Davis. I’ve heard he’s grown some.. in fact, he looks decidedly bigger than JM. They’re standing not too far from each other. Not sure why Alex hasn’t put that picture on this site. DeRon looks almost as tall as Bryant..

  • Nike_Hoosier0527

    I was down there this weekend for the IU-Ball St. football game. The basketball players sat right below us. O.G even let my son take a picture with him. But O.G is legitimately only an inch to an inch and a half shorter than Bryant and Davis (who are pretty much the same height).

  • IdahoHoosier

    Some of my absolute best memories growing up came when I went with my Dad and Grandpa to Hoosier Hysteria! You can feel the passion from the fans and team, the dedication to Indiana history and future. Everybody local has got to take advantage and go enjoy this night and take your kids, friends, or anyone who will go!

  • John D Murphy

    So JBJ and OG have to be the favs to win the 3pt and dunk respectively. But who is giving them competition in each.

    For the 3pt contest I’d like to see JBJ, RJ, Green, CH, and either GG or Cujo.

    For the dunk I’ve no idea who could potentially hang with OG.

  • John D Murphy

    I do think JM is overlooked a bit. His versatility is tremendous. You said small forward, but I trust him at all 3 front court spots. I’ve said multiple times that he is our best position defender and makes everyone around him better. From a skill set stand point, he is our version of the way the warriors use Dramond Green (minus the crazy). If you say our 3 bigs are TB, DD, and JM (throwing in some occasional OG and CH); then I think JM should probably average more minutes than TB or DD. TB will be most effective offensively averaging 27-28 minutes. DD should only avg 17-21. That leaves a lot of minutes for JM. A line-up with JM, OG, and RJ has three excellent defenders to set the tone.

  • E Foy McNaughton

    A lot of people don’t know about the behind the scenes things that IU does for our communities and local youth. We are taking about 50 youth basketball players (ages 8-14) down to campus to see Cook Hall, Assembly Hall, and to then watch Hoosier Hysteria. These are the things that makes IU special. Thank you.