Indiana announces that Seth Greenberg of ESPN will host this month's Hoosier Hysteria.
Here is the text of the Indiana press release issued earlier this morning:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – ESPN College Basketball analyst Seth Greenberg will serve as the host of the 2016 edition of Hoosier Hysteria presented by Smithville Fiber on Saturday, October 22 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. Fans who arrive by 6 p.m. will receive the popular men’s calendar poster free of charge.
I can't express how excited I am to be a small part of Hoosier Hysteria,” said Greenberg. When I think of Indiana Basketball I think of great tradition, passionate fans and the commitment to doing things the right way. Tom Crean is one the elite coaches and innovators in college basketball.”
The annual event serves as the official tip-off for the men's and women's basketball seasons.
"No one does a better job developing players and evaluating players better than Tom,” added Greenberg. “His passion for the game and his players is second to none. He is committed to helping them reach their potential in everything they do. It should be a great night as both teams are coming off strong showings in last year’s NCAA Tournament with two Big Ten Coaches of the Year in Coach Crean and Coach Teri Moren.”
Hoosier Hysteria includes skits, skill contests, videos, scrimmages and autographs.
Admission is free, however, fans are encouraged to bring a canned good to benefit Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Seth Greenberg Bio
Seth Greenberg joined ESPN in 2012 as a college basketball analyst, bringing 35 years of coaching experience to the job. He appears on various platforms, most often as a game or studio analyst, and is a regular on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and ESPNU. Greenberg joined at the start of the 2014-15 season as an analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay – the popular Saturday college basketball program that originates from the Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecasts.
He has added to ESPN’s game coverage with the “Behind-the-Bench” series, where coaches allow him additional access in game and Greenberg gives the viewer’s analysis from a coach’s point of view. Greenberg is also a co-host on a weekly podcast with ESPN reporter Andy Katz on ESPN.com.
Greenberg posted a record of 383-293 in his 22 years as a head coach (Long Beach State, South Florida, Virginia Tech) and secured 11 postseason appearances. He led the Virginia Tech Hokies for nine seasons (2003-12), where he was a two-time ACC Coach of the Year and reached the post-season six times. He is second on the school’s all-time wins list with 170-123 record, and his Hokies were 3-3 against No. 1 ranked teams with all three losses coming on the final possession of the game. He also was an assistant at Columbia, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Miami and Long Beach State.
Greenberg is very active with a number of charitable causes. He is member of the American Heart Association, Coaches vs. Cancer, Boys and Girls Club and Great American Teach-in. In 2009, he was the winning coach in the inaugural “Chairman of the Boards” 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament to benefit Tuesday’s Children in New York, a non-profit organization serving the needs of the 9/11 community. He also served as the chairman of the organizing committee of AllCoachesCare.com, an on-line sports auction that raised money for Habitat for Humanity following Hurricane Katrina.