It can be argued that no other sport is as beloved by Hoosiers as basketball. IU's legacy of basketball excellence includes five national men's championships, 20 Big Ten men's championships, a Big Ten women's championship, and countless other successes. Throughout our storied history, IU's elite reputation has made it a top choice for many young basketball players. But our basketball legacy would not be possible without dedicated coaches and staff and the critical facilities our student-athletes use daily to train, develop, and compete.
As our basketball programs have evolved, so has the need for modern practice facilities. Thanks to the generosity of Bill and Gayle Cook and many other loyal IU fans, alumni, and donors, Indiana University's Cook Hall is among the finest basketball development centers in the nation. Read more about the Cook Gift.
Located in close proximity to Assembly Hall, it serves as the daily headquarters for the men's and women's basketball programs, providing them with a state-of-the-art venue in which to practice, train and condition. The 67,000-square-foot, multilevel facility features practice courts, locker rooms, player lounges, a strength and conditioning area, coaches' offices, and meeting/video rooms.
In addition to resources available within Assembly Hall, IU's men's and women's basketball teams now have two regulation-size basketball courts allowing access 24 hours a day. A shared athletic training suite features state-of-the-art hydrotherapy equipment and video analysis system to promote the health and recovery of our student-athletes. Cook Hall also boasts comprehensive, cutting-edge digital technologies to streamline operations and enhance instruction and training of student-athletes.
Cook Hall is also home to the Pfau Shine Legacy Court, a unique museum/exhibit space that chronicles the history of Indiana basketball with photographs, artifacts, trophies and interactive touch-screen kiosks that celebrate IU's championship teams and basketball traditions. In a partnership with the Indianapolis Star, one of the interactive displays features a former player database. Legacy Court gives IU alumni and fans a unique opportunity to experience IU's celebrated basketball history. The Pfau-Shine Legacy Court is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. On game days during football and basketball seasons, public hours for Pfau-Shine Legacy Court will vary depending on use of the facility for team needs.
Cook Hall was formally dedicated on Sunday, April 25, 2010.
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