Indiana announces additional 2017 Hoosier Hysteria details

  • 10/04/2017 3:06 pm in

Hoosier Hysteria, the annual tip-off to the Indiana basketball season, takes place Saturday, October 21 in Bloomington as Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall doors will open at 5:30 p.m. ET with the event beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

According to a release from IU, Hysteria will feature introductions of the women’s and men’s teams, a dunk contest and a scrimmage.

Admission is free, but fans are encouraged to bring a canned good to donate to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

In previous years, Hoosier Hysteria has been streamed online via BTNPlus. No details have been released yet on streaming plans for this year’s Hysteria.

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  • TomJameson

    The streaming information is critical, because it’s used as a start date for a 1-month subscription to BTNPlus. I guess one could just as easily work backward from the date of the last game streaming only.

    I absolutely hate to give in, but I want to see if anything is new or different. Last time I saw it streaming, most of the coverage was focused on the announcers, or guest speakers. I would like to see more of the action, but if ya can’t go to Bloomington, you settle for what you can get.

  • Ms hoosier

    I’m planning on makeing the trip up for my first Hoosier Hysteria

  • sarge

    Haven’t been to HH in a few years. I would love to make it this year. Hopefully I can make it work!

  • VOXAC30

    I’ve gone a few times and it is a lot of fun. The Bizzare part when they do autograph sessions a lot of people get in line. Autographs nice but go to watch the scrimmage.

  • IU_Alum_Gustin

    Prior to streaming media, when I worked at the University of Illinois, I used to drive from Champaign, IL into Indiana and drive through the country to listen to IU games on the radio… Glad there better opportunities now, it’s to far of a drive now from eastern TN…lol.

  • inLinE6

    Who’s the emcee this year?

  • JonDog

    Any word on ” Haunted Hoops ” night ? Love to take my grandson.

  • TomJameson

    I’ve never been. I would imagine the line would be huge this year, and that’s the main thing that stops me from going.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    haven’t been down that way for a month or so, heard 37 construction is even worse now?

  • David Gebby

    I went down for a football game a couple of weeks ago and it wasn’t too bad as long as you take a roundabout way. You can make it as far south as Martinsville on 37 and then take another route to Bloomington that doesn’t use 37. As long as you leave with plenty of time, you should be fine.

  • Brad

    Refused to go to HH during the Crean years, but now that the Diet coke addict has been canned, (Pun intended) I am definitely going this year. Have not been this excited about the future of IUBB in years.

  • StudentHoosier

    Why would you refuse to go support your team just because of the coach? Not to mention a coach who did tremendous rebuilding work for the program.

  • Brad

    I supported the team the whole way. I just didn’t like clappy the clown and didn’t want to support him. He rebuilt us to what? The NIT, the Sweet 16?

  • DeeLyle

    Wish I could down vote this more than once

  • David Gebby

    Right there with you. Considering what we came from, we aren’t entitled to squat. I’m glad about the coaching change too but at the end of the day, I’d happily trade a Sweet 16 instead of being uncompetitive year in and year out.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Yeah that reeks of “fair-weather” fandom. Things could’ve been a lot worse than having a pretty good coach who is a decent guy and achieved success every couple years. HH didn’t miss you and won’t celebrate your return.

  • Brad

    I supported the team every step of the way. I just didn’t like the coach and knew he wouldn’t get us to where we wanted to be as a program. I think a lot of IU fans feel the same way as me.

  • TomJameson

    This and your “clappy the clown” remark show you to be somebody of very low character with issues of your own. A person that persists in beating on someone else, after they are gone, by calling them names, of all things. Just pretty despicable behavior IMO.

    I know I may regret saying something, but you’re being such a Richard, I can’t help it.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Your previous post outlined how you deliberately chose not to support the team. Which is your right to do. But you punished yourself by not going to a great Hoosier basketball tradition and I assume you didn’t attend games at AH just because you didn’t prefer the coach. Pretty easy to say now that Crean wasn’t the one to “get us there”. Hindsight is 20/20.

  • Brad

    So you’re upset that I called Crean a name, so you call me a name? Yeah that makes sense. The guy was a Diet coke and tanning bed addict who couldn’t figure out how to beat a zone defense, learn to sit down and stop pacing the sidelines like a lunatic and let the kids play or find a pair of pants that fit. The clown is gone, fired, canned. Time for some to pour out the Crean kool-aid and lets get excited about the future. Clappy has had us fans divided for so long, it’s time to come together and focus on the future of IU basketball, because it has never been brighter.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Time to focus on the future is correct. But you chose to bring up Crean and slander him. Still living in the past it seems. Class act Brad.

  • Brad

    I didn’t slander him. Everything I said was true.

  • IdahoHoosier

    The fact that it is slander (or libel) is also true. Keep living in the past man. The rest of IU fans are here to move on!

  • Brad

    I stand by my comments, everything I said was true. I’ve already moved on. My original post discussed my excitement for the program and the new season. Can one not be glad Clappy is gone and also be glad that Archie is here?

  • IdahoHoosier

    You’ve revealed yourself to be a petty, classless, fair weather fan stuck in the past. All based on empirical evidence. I stand by it.

  • Brad

    Nothing fair weather about me. Lifelong Hoosier fan. But I can tell a bad coach when I see one. Big difference between supporting the team and not supporting the coach. It happens in sports all the time. But you may not get to see too much of that up there in Idaho.