Oct. 17, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosier Hysteria is just three days away and more details are emerging. The IU Varsity Shop will be selling the famous IU basketball poster calendars in the north and south lobby. The large calendar is $5 and the small calendar is $3.
Fans may bring one item to be signed. To keep the lines moving and to accommodate as many fans as possible, players are limited to one signature per person and the setup does not allow for fans to pose with players for photos. Fans will have an opportunity to take picture with players at another fan event.
The IU/Navy football game is expected to be on the video board in Assembly Hall and on the TV's by the concession stands. Other big screen TV's are being set up on the concourse and will feature highlights from the 2011-12 men's basketball season.
The women's basketball team will have a shootaround on the Assembly Hall floor from 5 to 6 p.m.
At 6 p.m., students may register for a Big Head contest and Craziest Fan contest. Those selected by the Crimson Guard will be brought on the Assembly Hall floor as the list will be pared down for the finals which will take place in between the Hoosiers dunk and three-point contests. Winners will receive gift certificates from the Varsity Shop.
Introductions of the teams will begin at 7. Women's Coach Curt Miller and men's coach Tom Crean will both address the crowd.
There will be a dunk contest, 3-point contest and men's scrimmage following introductions. Final participants are yet to be determined.
Two students will have an opportunity to win free textbooks from the bookstore if they can sink a shot from half court in between the skills contests.
Tickets remain on sale for the general public for four Holiday Break men's basketball games. Tickets are available for Ball State (Nov. 25), Mt. Saint Mary's (Dec. 19), Florida Atlantic (Dec. 21), and Jacksonville, Dec. 28. The mini series prices for four games are $139 for main level seats and $60 for IU students. Single game prices for Ball State are $40 (main level), $26 (balcony) and $15 (IU student). For the other three games they are $33 (main level), $25 (balcony) and $15 (IU student).
The ticket office will be open at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Though admission is free, fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item which benefits the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Doors open at 4 p.m. and men's basketball autographs are from 5-6 p.m. Hoosier Hysteria will be hosted by IU alum and ESPN Sportscenter co-host Sage Steele.