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Notebook: Glass talks scheduling in radio interview

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Indiana athletics director Fred Glass was on The Ride with JMV on 1070 AM in Indianapolis on Monday afternoon and discussed a variety of topics, including the program’s decision not to play in the CBI and his disappointment on missing out on the NCAA tournament.

Glass also addressed future scheduling in the interview and was asked whether or not strengthening the non-conference schedule is a focus.

“It is a focus of mine and Tom’s (Crean) to make sure that our home non-conference schedule includes at least one really high quality opponent that our fans are eager to see,” Glass said. “In terms of the broader non-conference schedule, I know this has been the topic of some conversation and it’s an interesting thing.

“I’ll try not go to too deep on this, but the non-conference schedule is sort of more art than science because you can plan out your schedule and think you’re going to be at one level of the RPI and then weird things happen and the teams aren’t as good as you thought they were going to be and you end up with a lower RPI.”

Glass went on to point out that Indiana played Syracuse, Connecticut and Notre Dame in the non-conference schedule this past season and added that IU didn’t miss the NCAA tournament or the NIT because of the non-conference schedule, but rather its play in the Big Ten, where the Hoosiers finished eighth.

He also confirmed that IU would play SMU at home next season.

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Video: Fred Glass, Tom Morrison discuss Assembly Hall repairs

Indiana athletics director Fred Glass and vice president of capital planning and facilities Tom Morrison met with the media on Thursday evening to discuss the recent repairs to Assembly Hall.

In the press conference, Glass and Morrison revealed that the planned renovations to the building will not be delayed and are on schedule to begin following the final home game of the 2014-2015 season.

Watch their comments in the media player below:

Video: Fred Glass, Tom Morrison update status of Assembly Hall

Indiana athletics director Fred Glass and vice president of capital planning and facilities Tom Morrison met with the media on Wednesday afternoon to provide an update on Assembly Hall.

The iconic building sustained damage when metal fell into the stands on Tuesday afternoon, causing IU’s game with Iowa to be postponed.

Watch Glass and Morrison’s comments from Wednesday afternoon in the media player below:

Five takeaways from Indiana’s press conference on Assembly Hall damage

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Following the fall of a piece of metal from the ceiling of Assembly Hall on Tuesday afternoon, Indiana athletic director Fred Glass, men’s basketball coach Tom Crean and University vice president Tom Morrison spoke to the media regarding what happened.

Here are five takeaways — some of the main points — from Tuesday’s press conference:

· Indiana believes the incident was weather-related: Following a preliminary review and analysis from Indiana University chief engineer Jeff Kaden and two external structural engineers from Fink, Roberts & Petrie, it appears the collapse was weather-related and that there are no structural issues with the 42-year-old building.

Simply put, in the four corners of Assembly Hall, a facing of steel plating — which serves no structural purpose to the building — runs from each side up the middle at a curve. The preliminary assessment revealed that the snow and ice accumulation settled at the lowest point in the curve on the northwest side of the building, perhaps due to warm weather and melting.

The heavy weight of the snow and ice was so significant that it essentially popped that bottom, northwest corner plate off, and the 8-foot-long and 14-inch wide, 50-pound slate fell on seats located in the first five rows of Section F.

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Video: Tom Crean, Fred Glass and Tom Morrison discuss Assembly Hall damage, Iowa postponement

Tom Crean, athletics director Fred Glass and vice president of capital planning and facilities Tom Morrison met with the media on Tuesday evening to discuss the decision to postgame IU’s game with Iowa after a piece of metal fell into the stands of the northwest corner of the stands in Assembly Hall.

Watch the complete press conference in the media player below:

A perfect match: Everyone emerges as a winner in Assembly Hall renovation

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One by one on Thursday afternoon they spoke, smiles abundant. It was a joyous day on the floor of Assembly Hall and one that will change the course of history for the building.

In a 25-minute ceremony that included speeches by Indiana athletic director Fred Glass, Indiana University president Michael McRobbie, Indiana men’s and women’s basketball coaches Tom Crean and Curt Miller and one Cindy Simon Skjodt, it was announced that Simon Skjodt (pronounced Scott) has donated a whopping $40 million to IU Athletics to renovate Assembly Hall.

The largest individual gift in IU Athletics history and fourth-largest donation ever to Indiana University has paved the way for a new era at Assembly Hall, with renovations expected to be completed as early as 2016. One additional change: Once the renovations are complete, Assembly Hall’s name will alter ever-so-slightly to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

“It’s always a great day to be a Hoosier, but this is a particularly great day to be a Hoosier,” Glass said in his opening remarks.

Indeed, this is a win for all parties involved.

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Video: Assembly Hall renovation gift announcement

Indiana announced a $40 million donation from Cindy Simon Skjodt earlier today that will result in major renovations and a new name for Assembly Hall — Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

Watch the announcement of the gift below from Michael McRobbie as well as comments from Cindy Simon Skjodt, Tom Crean, Fred Glass and Curt Miller:

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