Fans are hot for the big game at IU

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There's a lot of anticipation at Indiana University Saturday night.

The Hoosiers are ranked number three in the country and are about to face number-one ranked Michigan Wolverines in the biggest game of the season so far.

Fans started lining up this afternoon to get their spot in Assembly Hall for the big showdown.

It might be cold outside, but try telling the fans that have been lined up for a couple of hours that.  They are HOT with excitement!!

"We're dancing! We have iPods, speakers, we're warm on spirit and warmth," said fans waiting in line. 

Any home game at IU is a big game but when ESPN is in town to capture the number three ranked Hoosiers battle with number one ranked Michigan, it's the best game.

One fan in line said, "It's the biggest game of the nation ever! We're going to win!"

The national sports network featured the Hoosiers on this week's "College Gameday" highlighting the players, the coach and of course the fans.

"We're #1! It's big! We're going to be #1!," shouted fans.

ESPN's "College Gameday" aired from 10 a.m. until noon this morning and many of the fans that were in line for the game packed Assembly Hall for that.

ESPN will air another live show at 8 p.m. and the fans are again geared up for that showing with no signs of winding down anytime soon.