Women's Basketball

    IU Athletics Announces 2009 Tailgate Tour

    Go Hoosiers! Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack
    Go Hoosiers!
    Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 15, 2009

    Bloomington, Ind. - IU Athletics announced on Wednesday, April 15, that head coaches Tom Crean, Sherry Dunbar, Felisha Legette-Jack, Bill Lynch and Director of Athletics Fred Glass will be featured in an upcoming Tailgate Tour throughout the state of Indiana.

    With dates set May-August, the tour will allow IU's head coaches to thank fans and alumni for their support and provide insights on the 2009-2010 football, basketball and volleyball seasons. The Tour will make seven stops, beginning in Bloomington on May 12 and ending in Indianapolis on August 26.

    "It is always a great opportunity to visit our fans throughout the state. We always enjoy getting to meet the Hoosier Nation and thanking them for their tireless dedication and support," said Bill Lynch, head coach of IU Football.

    "I am really looking forward to visiting so many Hoosier fans throughout the state of Indiana," added Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "I know all of us involved consider it an honor to represent our University and getting the opportunity to meet so many people who are passionate about the Cream and Crimson is something I look to with great anticipation."

    Each Tailgate Tour event will feature a reception or meal and program. Event times and prices vary for each event. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase 2009 football season tickets at each tour stop.

    2009 IU Tailgate Tour
    Date City Location Time
    May 12 Bloomington, Ind. DeVault Alumni Center 5:30-7 p.m. ET
    May 21 Evansville, Ind. Eagle Valley Golf Club 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CT
    May 27 Jeffersonville, Ind. Huber Winery 6-8 p.m. ET
    June 1 Merrillville, Ind. Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    June 3 Fort Wayne, Ind. Ceruti's Catering 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET
    June 4 Jasper, Ind. Dave Buehler Plaza 5:30 p.m. ET
    Aug. 26 Indianapolis, Ind. TBA TBA




    •A minimum of one head coach will attend each event.

    The 2009 Tailgate Tour is sponsored by the IU Varsity Club and the IU Alumni Association. 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 varsity@indiana.edu. Up-to-date tour details and registration information can also be found on the Tailgate Tour web site.

    What the Coaches Are Saying
    "The people that I have met in a year's time have been fantastic and it's been a great experience to go and represent Indiana. And I'm looking forward to doing it again with the great coaching staff that we have here and with Fred Glass as well." -Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Crean

    "We appreciate the fans who come out to support us every year, and we're excited to get to visit their hometowns. Every coach wants Hoosiers to know that IU Athletics is a fan of theirs!"
    -Volleyball Head Coach Sherry Dunbar

    "It is always great to get out across the great state of Indiana to see and talk to our Hoosier Nation. We are very excited about the successes we had this season and what the future holds for Indiana women's basketball. We can't wait to get out and continue to share that with our fans."
    -Women's Basketball Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack


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