There will be no fans at home basketball games at Indiana or Purdue universities to start the 2020-21 season.
While fans of the respective programs won't be in the building when their teams hit the hardwood, both programs are offering the opportunity for fans to purchase cardboard cutouts to be in the stands.
At IU, fans can purchase packages starting at $25. Premium packages include the option to have your cutout returned to fans at the end of the season signed by either men's head coach Archie Miller or women's head coach Teri Moren.
Fans will also be able to choose their cutout location in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and the cutout will be utilized for both the men's and women's basketball games. More information is available online.
At Purdue, cutouts will be available to be placed in Mackey Arena for all the home men's and women's basketball games this season.
Cutouts at Purdue start at $35 for kids club members and students and a $95 option includes an autograph from either men's basketball head coach Matt Painter or women's basketball head coach Sharon Versyp. Only 200 will be autographed. More information is available online.