It's officially basketball season.
Well, it will be tonight when Hoosier Hysteria takes place at Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Here's everything you need to know for the highly-anticipated event.
THE BASICS:The doors will open at 5 p.m. People are already camping out outside Assembly Hall, but they won't be able to get inside until after 5 p.m.
The women's basketball team will participate in practice and drills first before the men take the floor at approximately 7:30 p.m.
THE MAIN EVENTS:
3-POINT SHOOTOUT: Sophomore Yogi Ferrell, seniors Evan Gordon and Will Sheehey, sophomore Austin Etherington and freshman Collin Hartman will participate. For the women, it will be Nicole Bell, Taylor Agler, Kaila Hulls, Tabitha Gerardot and Karlee McBride. Cody Zeller won the event last year.
DUNK CONTEST: Sophomores Jeremy Hollowell and Hanner Mosquera-Perea, and freshmen Devin Davis and Stanford Robinson will participate. Freshman Troy Williams will serve as the judge because he will sit out with a hand injury. Luke Fischer will also miss Hoosier Hysteria with a shoulder injury.
SCRIMMAGE: The night will close with a scrimmage from the men's basketball team. Following the scrimmage, the team will sign autographs for an hour on the Assembly Hall concourse.
More details from Indiana:
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 http://www.iuhoosiers.com/allaccess/.
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.