Camp Crean enthusiasts rewarded, GA policy established

  • 12/07/2011 5:23 pm in

The controversy is over, per Indiana Media Relations:

BLOOMINGTON, IND – Student season ticket holders who have been standing outside Assembly Hall since Tuesday afternoon were given vouchers late this afternoon (Dec. 7) that will allow them to enter first in order when doors open Saturday at 3:45 p.m. for the men’s basketball game against top-ranked Kentucky.

These students were then asked to leave the area outside Assembly Hall, and no other students will be allowed to spend the night outside Assembly Hall. Students who have season tickets in the general admission seating area for the IU-Kentucky game may begin lining up at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, and no additional vouchers will be distributed before then.

The decision was made in order to ensure the safety of the students who would be staying outside in cold, and possible inclement, weather for an extended period, and in recognition of the fact that this week is “dead week” on the campus, during which time students are preparing for final exams next week.

In consultation the university administration, IUPD and student leaders, the Athletics Department has adopted a policy that will allow students to stand in line for general admission seating beginning at 7 a.m. on the day of an event moving forward.


“This was an overwhelming show of support by these students whose passion and excitement for the Hoosiers is shared by many,” said Deputy Director of Athletics Scott Dolson. “We can’t wait for Saturday, but in the meantime, we want their focus to be on their academics and we want their safety and well being to be at the forefront.”

“We expect a terrific student crowd on Saturday with the Red Out and a national television audience and we want everyone to be at their best,” added Dolson. “The rest of this week and next week are so critical academically for so many that we do not want to take anything away from their ultimate goal, which is to graduate with a degree from Indiana University.”

IU Bloomington’s student body president applauded the decision.

“I believe we have all worked together to create a win-win situation for everyone, said IUSA President Justin Kingsolver. “With this demonstrated passion, I know Saturday’s game will have the most enthusiastic student section we’ve seen this year.”

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  • Thank you to every student/alumni/and fan who tweeted us, gave us food, or just came to say hi. From all of us at Camp Crean, Hoosier Nation is the best, Thank You. Go Hoosiers

  • Anonymous

    Dude, i was gonna bring you guys some Subways tonight. Represent!

  • Where is general admission for the students? I didn’t know it was like that. Wasn’t a while ago.

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    This is awesome ! Hoosiers are the best . Calipari has said multiple times that there arent any fans like pUKe fans . Like Crean responded to him ” WAIT TIL DEC 5TH AT 5:15 ” !

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    They should have given you a new hoodie too.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    It’s only been two years.

  • Anonymous

    Have to understand where the university is coming from in regards to potential weather conditions.  Any other than season than winter I would be curious to see their response.  Just happy to see Camp Crean get rewarded for their efforts.  Can’t wait to see these guys on Saturday and I am loving the hype that is building for this game!

  • InTheMtns

    Really!

  • Just waiting to get front row. We have General Admission tix already

  • Anonymous

    I miss Bloomington

  • Anonymous

    Its the double doors just to the right of the south lobby entrance between Cook Hall and AH. There’s also a sign posted on the light pole in case you can’t it but trust me you wont miss it. I’ll be there checking you guys in so no goodies in your pockets…lol  I want you guys to have a good time and enjoy the game and make some noise were gonna need it. Go Hoosiers!

  • Anonymous

    I read this last night. I’m not exactly enthusiastic about it. All the pUKe fans and probably pUKe players were looking past this game. When greasy cal shows them this, they’re going to come in with a chip on their shoulder. This just gives me another reason to hate espn. Bah humbug.