Hoosier Hysteria

Because A.J. Ratliff is ineligible, Sampson himself will be the one to perform the jump-over three-guys-and-then-dunk trick.

Details below, from IU media relations.


The Indiana University Athletics Department will hold its annual Hoosier Hysteria on Friday, October 12 in Assembly Hall,  The event will feature the IU men’s and women’s basketball teams and the IU volleyball program.

“It is  just an incredible night,” said IU men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. “I think it just symbolizes the passion, support, and caring that our fan base has for this program.  I know that when I got here, I found our kids get as excited about it as the fans do.  It is something that they look forward to.”

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost of admission is $5 (event night or in advance) or two canned goods (event night only) to benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. The evening will begin when the Hoosier volleyball squad hosts Michigan State in a 7 p.m. match.  The activity will continue with an autograph session with both the men’s and women’s team and then each squad will take the floor for their first official practice session of the season.

A detailed schedule of events for the night will be released in the coming weeks.  For ticket and event information, call 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHoosiers.com.

“We try to make it as fun as possible, nothing serious,” added Sampson. “We want everybody healthy the next day. It is an incredible event, full of enthusiasm and passion. We look forward to it every year.”


  1. First they include the women’s team, who nobody is there to see. Then they stage a volleyball match before hand? This is one of the dumbest things our athletic department has ever done.

  2. Why? They are trying to get a few fans to watch a volleyball game. And whats wrong with having the women’s bball team involved? Is it really that big of a deal? By the way, you aren’t required to get there early for the volleyball game, so I’m not sure what you are complaining about. Just show up when you want, so you won’t have to “suffer” through a volleyball game.

  3. Jeff, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  4. Hey Jeff, I think Evan is just joking with you. If you’re not familiar with it, he’s quoting a line from the movie Old School. At least I hope he’s kidding around. I don’t want this to become one of those online cesspools where people constantly rip into others just for having a different point of view.

  5. Jeff, Evan,

    I’m proud of your Adam Sandler movie knowledge, and I’ve scolded Doug for confusing two fine movies.

    Also, there’s a Penguin in the press box.


  6. I just tried to call the 1.866.iusports number but it has been disconnected. Could anyone tell me the approximate time Hoosier Hysteria will end?

  7. Elizabeth,

    The 1-866-IUSPORTS number should be working. I just tried it and got through with no trouble.

    If you do get a good answer from the ticket office, come back here and post it for us. Seems like it will be a long night with the volleyball game plus the two basketball teams and all the other festivities.

    — Chris

  8. Well, it seems I couldn’t get through on my work phone, but I tried my cell and it worked just fine! Thanks Chris! I called and they don’t have a set time that it is supposed to end, but the person I talked to ballparked it at around 2:30am. I hope that helps others like me!

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