Hoosier Hysteria Set For October 17
Sept. 26, 2008
Bloomington, Indiana - The Indiana University Athletics Department will hold its annual Hoosier Hysteria on Friday, October 17 in Assembly Hall. The event will feature the IU men's and women's basketball teams and the IU volleyball program.
"Our players and coaches are really looking forward to this event.," said IU men's basketball coach Tom Crean. "It will be a great way for the fans to get to know us and for our kids to understand just how important Indiana basketball is to those who support our program. Our hope is to have as many former players back as possible to also be a part of this special night."
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost of admission is three canned goods or a cash donation both of which will benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. The evening will begin with an autograph session at 6 p.m. Then the Hoosier volleyball squad hosts Ohio State in a 7 p.m. match. Following the match both the men's and women's team and then each squad will take the floor for their first official practice session of the season.
"Hoosier Hysteria is an excellent way to put our program in front of the Hoosier faithful and a fun night not only for our players, but for our coaches," IU women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack said. "It also officially marks the beginning of the season and we are excited to get on the court and continue our pursuit of championships here at Indiana."
A detailed schedule of events for the night will be released prior to the event. For ticket and event information, call 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHoosiers.com.
"Volleyball is very excited to be partnering with basketball for Hoosier Hysteria once again, said IU women's volleyball coach Sherry Dunbar. "Last year we played in front one of the largest crowds in the country for our match against Michigan State and this year we hope to play in front of a full Assembly Hall when we play Ohio State. We're excited for the fans to see competitive Big Ten Volleyball and help us in our quest to beat the Buckeyes."
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