Catt Sadler to host Hoosier Hysteria #iubb

Hoosier Hysteria is going Hollywood.

Indiana announced Wednesday that E! News Weekend co-anchor Catt Sadler will host the 2015 edition of Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday, Oct. 24 in Assembly Hall.

Sadler is an Indiana University graduate and Martinsville native.

“I haven’t been on the floor of Assembly Hall since I was a Redstepper performing during halftime at one of the games in the late 90’s,” Sadler said in a statement. “My family and I have followed the Hoosiers closely ever since, all the way from Los Angeles. We are avid basketball fans and my two sons dream of playing there one day, so this visit is especially thrilling for us all.”

In addition to her work covering the entertainment industry, Sadler is also a former host of Indiana Lottery’s Hoosier Millionaire, and served as the Indiana Pacers’ in-game emcee during the 2003-04 season. Since then, Sadler has been based out of Los Angeles, where she led the launch of E!’s popular show “The Daily 10.”

“I’ve interviewed A-listers like Clooney, been on the red carpet at the Oscars, and covered Paris Fashion Week for E News, but I’m pretty sure this experience will rank as one of my all-time career highs,” Sadler said. “I’m touched to be invited back! Go IU.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free, but fans are encouraged to bring a canned good to benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.


  1. Hey HT Guys. Would like to take two of my grandkids to this but don’t want to stand in line. I’d even be willing to part with my some of my SS check to buy tickets. Even sit in the nose-bleed section (which really is my favorite area). So who do I contact at IU? Did not see any ‘Contact Us’ button on the website. Is this thing always a full-house?

    1. Hey Ron,
      Admission is free and it doesn’t typically fill the arena. There’s usually a line, but it’s not terrible. It’s hard to really project what this year’s line/attendance will be with construction on State Road 37 and construction inside and outside Assembly Hall, but it’s worth showing up if you’re interested. It can be a long, drawn out event — the scrimmage doesn’t start until the end of the night — but they did a very nice job last year of streamlining the proceedings and getting things moving.

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