Some things to know before heading to Hoosier Hysteria #iubb

Don’t try to enter Assembly Hall from the South Entrance for Hoosier Hysteria. Those doors are long gone.

Indiana is asking fans to use the North, Southeast and Southwest Entrances when they begin lining up on Saturday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the program scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

According to a release, IU is also cautioning that the North Entrance could become congested as the 5 o’clock hour nears. So the athletic department is encouraging folks to allow for extra time to find their seats, or use the stairwells on southeast and southwest sides of the building.

For games this season, students will have a new entrance on the south side through the Gladstein Fieldhouse. For Saturday’s event, students will have to utilize the designated general public entrances.

Admission and parking are free, but fans are also encouraged to bring a canned food item for donation to Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

Once inside the arena, fans can experience the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology at work.

IU announced Thursday that fans can watch a virtual reality live stream, which will show the action as if folks were standing on Branch McCracken court. Five Samsung GearVR headsets will be arranged in the North Lobby of Assembly Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

According to IU, the live stream will be the first known college sporting event produced through virtual reality.

“Fans will be able to experience what it is like to have Troy Williams fly over you for a dunk, how quick Yogi Ferrell is off the dribble, and what it is like to watch the action courtside,” associate athletic director Jeremy Gray said in a statement. “This is the future of fan experience and recruiting and we are excited that the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology is at the vanguard of this technology.”

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