Hoosiers won’t allow fans at home when hoops season opens

The Indiana Hoosiers will open basketball season with empty stands.

School officials say they will remain empty indefinitely, though they plan to work with state and local health officials as well as Big Ten and campus leaders to determine when or if fans will be allowed into Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers pride themselves on having the nation’s largest basketball student section.

The university also will sell cutouts that will be placed in the seats. Packages start at $25 and one option includes having men’s coach Archie Miller or women’s coach Teri Moren autograph cutouts that will be sent back to the purchaser.

Ticket-holders can apply for refunds or find other options on the school’s varsity club website.