Cook Hall dedication set for Sunday

  • 04/19/2010 12:11 pm in

Cook Hall is no longer just a glimmer in the athletic department’s eyes. It’s a real, live, bouncing baby boy. And there’s an open-to-the-public dedication for the new practice center set for this Sunday.

Some details, from IU Media Relations:

Indiana University Athletics will formally dedicate its new basketball development center, Cook Hall, on Sunday, April 25. The 3:00 p.m. dedication ceremony will be conducted on the men’s basketball practice court inside the new facility, which is adjacent to Assembly Hall on the Bloomington campus.

“IU has a long basketball tradition comprised of legendary coaches, players, fans and victories,” said Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. “Cook Hall honors the hard work and determination of those who have made IU great, and it represents a renewed commitment to elevating both our men’s and women’s basketball programs into a new era of excellence.”

The dedication ceremony will feature remarks from IU President Michael A. McRobbie, Glass, Basketball Head Coaches Tom Crean and Felisha Legette-Jack, former IU basketball players Scott May, Quinn Buckner and Amy Metheny, and current student-athletes Jori Davis and Jordan Hulls. Jim Edson from the architectural firm Populous of Kansas City will present the building for dedication. Stephen L. Ferguson, chair of the Indiana University Board of Trustees Facilities Committee, will accept it before McRobbie conducts the formal dedication.

The dedication ceremony is open to the public. An informal reception and tours of the building will immediately follow the ceremony.

Alex will likely head to Bloomington when the media is allowed to tour Cook Hall, so we hope to have some pictures for those unable see it in the flesh on Sunday.

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  • marchus

    Will be there for sure…. just a few strides and a slide from McNutt Baby!!!!

  • marchus

    OT: McClain to Indiana? Alex Bozich, yay or nay?

  • Tyler

    On HN, poster has stated that J Davis will decide this Wednesday. Any truth to this?

  • He's been mentioned as a candidate and it would be a good hire, IMO. Not sure if he'll be the guy, though.

  • marchus

    DENVER POST REPORT: Steve McClain to join Indiana University Staff

    Link:

    http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_14913771

  • Sallad

    Now that's a building that's just crying out for a statue in front of it. Commenters, who would you immortalize in front of this lovely new facility?

  • marcusgresham

    EVERY IU All-American, with the promise of any future ones added to it. How's that for a recruiting pitch? “You want to come here & play? You do it well enough and we'll erect a statue of you!”

  • kristheboss

    Bob Knight, plaid jacket

  • Indiana_Knight

    I like Gresham's idea but I would memorialize Bob Knight and a few select members of the NCAA's last undefeated team…

  • Indiana_Knight

    I plan to try and make the dedication of Cook Hall, I'd really like to see the facility… but after Saturday of Little 500? Last year I was asleep until five and didn't feel very great at all when I woke up. And this year is my senior year so it's going to be quite a night… I appreciate knowing that I'll still get a good look at the place thanks to you, Boz (Anyone ever call you 'The Boz,' like that over-hyped LB?).

  • marcusgresham

    I agree on Knight, as well as Branch McCracken, who won 2 national championships. All-Americans, by the way, would be Everett Dean, Branch McCracken (takes care of that one, I guess,) Vern Huffman, Ernie Andres, Ralph Hamilton, Don Schlundt, Scott May, Kent Benson (May & Benson both members of the undefeated team,) Isiah Thomas, Steve Alford, Calbert Cheaney, A.J. Guyton—this all according to the ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia. How the hell was Walt Bellamy never an All-American?!
    I'd also think strongly about adding Landon Turner, who I think would have become an All-American.

  • iubball

    forgot jared jeffries

  • marcusgresham

    Jeffries was a 2nd teamer—this was just a list of 1st teamers..