Hoosier Hysteria will begin at 6 p.m. and doors to Assembly Hall will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th, Indiana announced Tuesday.
New this year is a 64-team 3-on-3 tournament, which will be played outside of Assembly Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The championship game will be played inside Assembly Hall just before the start of Hoosier Hysteria. If you want more details on the tournament, click here.
As always, entry into Hoosier Hysteria is free, but fans are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate. After the event, the team will sign autographs for an hour on the Assembly Hall concourse.
You can read the full release from Indiana below.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The 2014-15 college basketball season begins when Indiana University hold its annual Hoosier Hysteria presented by Smithville on Saturday, October 25, in storied Assembly Hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the program set to formally begin at 6 p.m.
• The women’s team take the floor for a workout from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Introductions and team activities will begin for them at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow and are expected to have a three-point and dunk contest and a brief scrimmage.
• Parking is free in and around Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium and fans are encouraged to come early and tailgate.
• The Student Athletic Board will be sponsoring a 64-team 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the day of Hoosier Hysteria, October 25th. The tournament will be played in the parking lot just South of Assembly Hall on official portable basketball courts. The tournament will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and last until roughly 3:30 p.m. The championship game will be played at 5:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall.
• Admission is free but fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item and donate it to Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Generally, the event brings in 10-12,000 pounds of food.
• Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be a DJ near the 3-on-3 tournament. An outside edition of the Varsity Shop will be open around 1 p.m.
• The men’s team will sign autographs for an hour after the event on the Assembly Hall concourse. Fans may purchase the traditional IU men’s basketball calendars from the Varsity Shop or a free autograph card will be provided.