Hoosiers On The Road: Chicago Event on July 28

    July 9, 2014

    On the Road with the Hoosiers | IU Alumni Association

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - IU football Head Coach Kevin Wilson will be joined by special guests and former Hoosiers Anthony Thompson and Antwaan Randle El at an event on July 28 in Chicago, IL.
    The “On The Road with The Hoosiers” event at Joe’s Bar is an opportunity for fans to learn about the success of IU student-athletes, both on and off the field, and hear insights on what to expect from the Hoosiers during the 2014-15 season. 

    Athletic Director Fred Glass will also be featured at the event, and the emcee will be legendary sportscaster and "Voice of the Hoosiers" Don Fischer. Guests will also have opportunities to get autographs, photos with the Old Oaken Bucket, and to pick up 2014-15 season essentials: schedule cards, posters and stickers/decals.
    The Joe’s Bar event will occur 6:00-8:30 p.m. C.T. Admission to the event is free and beverages and pizza will be provided for the first hour.
    For event questions, contact Sarah Sparks, with the IU Alumni Association, at (812) 855-6120, or email Olivia Clark Silver from theChicago Chapter of the IU Alumni Association at
    The Chicago “On The Road with The Hoosiers” event is being organized by the IU Varsity Club; IU Alumni Association; I Association; and the Chicago Chapter of the IU Alumni Association. It is sponsored by Smithville Communications.

    Up-to-date details and registration information can also be found on the On The Road with The Hoosiers website.

    A two-time All-American, Anthony Thompson became the sixth Hoosier to earn induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He starred for the Hoosiers from 1986-89 and earned first team All-America recognition following both his junior and senior seasons. A two-time Big Ten rushing champion, he captured the NCAA rushing and scoring titles during his senior campaign and was named the Walter Camp Foundation's Player of the Year, the AFCA "Coaches Choice" Player of the Year, won the Maxwell Award as the nation's finest college football player and finished second in the 1989 Heisman Trophy voting. Thompson finished his career with 5,299 rushing yards, including 377 yards in a game at Wisconsin in 1989.

    The Terre Haute, Ind., native held the Division I record for career touchdowns with 65 until the 1998 season, when it was broken by Texas' Ricky Williams. He also held the Big Ten record for points scored with 412, a total that was surpassed by Wisconsin's Ron Dayne in 1999. Following a stellar collegiate career, the Phoenix Cardinals selected Thompson in the second round of the 1990 NFL draft. He was a member of the Cardinals from 1990-92 and finished his career with the Los Angeles Rams. Thompson is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Engagement and Sports Performance within IU Athletics.

    Antwaan Randle El earned All-Big Ten distinction in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1998. The Big Ten MVP and a first team All-American in 2001 also finished sixth in Heisman Trophy balloting after finishing 13th in 2000.

    The Riverdale, Ill., native was the first player in NCAA history to score 40 touchdowns (45) and throw for 40 TDs (42), the first to record over 2,500 total yards in four seasons, and the first to both pass for over 6,000 yards and rush for over 3,000 yards.

    He played in the NFL for 10 years with Pittsburgh and Washington and was a member of the 2005 Super Bowl champion Steelers.




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