Men's Basketball

    2012 Tailgate Tour Kicks Off with May 9 Event at Lucas Oil Stadium

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    Go Hoosiers!

    May 3, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - IU Athletics has announced details for the 2012 IU Athletics Tailgate Tour's kick off event. The tour will kick off Wednesday, May 9 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis featuring Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Crean, Football Head Coach Kevin Wilson, and Athletic Director Fred Glass. The emcee for the evening will be the legendary sportscaster and "Voice of the Hoosiers" Don Fischer.

    The Tailgate Tour is an opportunity for Hoosier fans to support IU Athletics and learn about the success of student-athletes both on and off the field. It also allows IU's head coaches to provide insights on the 2012-2013 athletic seasons. The 2012 tour features six stops, beginning in Indianapolis and concluding August 9 in Bloomington.

    "The Tailgate Tour is one of my favorite times of the year," said Athletic Director Fred Glass. "We love to hit the road; meet with alumni and other fans in their own areas; and get fellow Hoosiers fired up for the upcoming seasons. With six head coaches being featured, we are looking forward to a fantastic tour this year and hope to set new records for fan attendance!"

    The Lucas Oil Stadium event will occur 6-8 p.m. The event will feature remarks from Coach Crean, Coach Wilson and Fred Glass. Guests will enjoy hearty appetizers and drinks. A cash bar will also be available. Advanced tickets are available for $15 for IU Alumni Association, I Association and Varsity Club members, $20 for nonmembers. Children ages 6-17 can attend for $10 (free for children under 6). Parking is $6 per car.

    Tables of ten are also available for $300. Preferred seating is included with table purchases.

    Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase 2012 football season tickets at the event.

    Tickets for the kick off event can be purchased in advance online through the IU Alumni Association website:



    The Indianapolis tour stop is presented by the IU Varsity Club; IU Alumni Association; I Association; and the Central Indiana and Johnson County Chapters of the IU Alumni Association. The 2012 Tailgate Tour is sponsored by Smithville and Visit Bloomington.

    Proceeds from the tour benefit Indiana University and the student-athlete scholarship fund. For more information, please contact the IU Varsity Club at (812) 855-0866 or Up-to-date tour details and registration information can also be found on the Tailgate Tour web site.


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