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    Men's Basketball To Hold Tip-Off Pep Rally

    Go Hoosiers! The Indiana men's basketball program will have a tip-off pep rally.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Indiana men's basketball program will have a tip-off pep rally.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 19, 2009

    Bloomington, Indiana - Coach Tom Crean and the Indiana University men's basketball program will officially "tip off" the season with a pep rally on Thursday, October 29 in the new Henke Hall of Champions. Hosted by the Indiana University Varsity Club, the tip-off event will feature remarks from current players and Coach Crean.

    "Our coaching staff and players are looking forward to this event," said Crean. "We enjoy interacting with the many fans and friends who will attend and it is a great opportunity for our players to learn first-hand about what being a part of the Indiana program means from the many former players who also are in attendance."

    The pep rally will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Stadium's Henke Hall of Champions, located in the new North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center. Sportscaster Don Fischer, the "voice of IU Basketball," will emcee the program. The program will also feature a virtual tour of the new Basketball Development Center and a highlight video of the Hoosiers' practice sessions.

    The Tip Off Pep Rally is free and open to the public. However, space is limited. To RSVP, contact Garrett Munro in the IU Varsity Club Office at or (812) 855-0866.

    About IU Varsity Club
    Established in 1954, the Varsity Club serves as the development arm of IU Athletics. Through its fundraising efforts, the Varsity Club enables 640 student-athletes in 24 varsity sports to receive quality academic and athletic experiences at Indiana University.

    Varsity Club donors represent loyal and passionate Hoosier alumni, friends and fans. Their devotion to preserving and enhancing the rich tradition of IU Athletics makes a direct impact on Hoosier success and is important to maintaining our tradition of excellence at IU.

    One hundred percent of Varsity Club donations benefit IU student-athletes. The financial support provided allows us to offer athletic scholarships to the most talented student-athletes. In total, student-athlete scholarship costs reached more than $9 million last year and are expected to rise by more than $2 Million by 2012. With the help of generous donors, the Varsity Club is ensuring our legacy continues for the next generation of student-athletes.




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