Hesston campus welcomes basketball season with Hoopla

Hoopla, a campus-wide pep rally to celebrate the start of the Hesston College men’s and women’s basketball seasons, will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in Yost Center on the Hesston campus. Hoopla is open to the public and free of charge. Fans not able to attend can watch Hoopla live by clicking on the TV icon on the men’s and women’s basketball schedules on the Hesston website.

A dunk contest and three-point shoot-out are just some of the activities planned in what promises to be an entertaining evening.

This year’s rosters include more than 30 student-athletes from 11 states. Coaches Dan Harrison (women) and Dustin Galyon (men) each anticipate a great season. Both coaches are entering their fourth year at the helm of Hesston College basketball.

“We’ll be fun to watch,” Harrison said. “Our returning players will be key for us. I’m looking forward to seeing what we’re capable of.”

“We believe we can compete, win and get better every time we hit the floor,” Galyon said. “Our chemistry has been great. We’re deeper than we’ve ever been which is exciting for our players and us as a coaching staff. The guys have enjoyed competing together and pushing each other.”

The Hesston College women’s and men’s basketball seasons get under way on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with home games versus Union College (Lincoln, Neb.) at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively.