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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

IU Basketball: A Step-by-Step Guide

Categories: Indiana University, Family Fun, B-town Giveaways

College basketball season is now well underway and the IU Hoosiers are at the top of the NCAA rankings this year, so here's your step-by-step playbook for how to enjoy an IU basketball game at Assembly Hall (you know, in case you've forgotten or something):  

1.)  The first thing you've got to do is score some tickets.

IUBB Tickets

2.) Second up - enjoy a great meal at one of B-town's incredible restaurants. For game day, I recommend Yogi'sCrazy HorseBuffaLouie's, or one of my family's favorites, Cafe Pizzaria.

Cafe Pizzaria

3.) Check out Cook Hall. If you've never been to IU's newest basketball facility, game day is the perfect time. The lobby is open to visitors and you can see some great historic IU basketball memorabilia, including a few NCAA National Championship Trophies.

Cook Hall

4.) Head over to Assembly Hall - arriving early gives you plenty of time to enjoy that legendary basketball atmosphere.

Assembly Hall 
5.) Hit up the Varsity Shop (or one of their main level displays) for some new IU gear. Here's a family friendly tip - if you're looking for kids' sizes you'll want to head straight to the main store on the lower level. 
Varsity Shop

6.) Stop for a quick photo op in front of something distinctly IU, like the trophy cases or the Hall of Fame. Post your pics on all your social media accounts to make your friends jealous.

Take a photo!

7.) Find your seats and cheer for the home team (of course!).

Find your seats!

8.) Be sure to stand up for the fight song!

IU Fight Song!

Bonus Points if you bring someone to their first-ever IU basketball game!
Young or old, the look on their face will be priceless.

First Game


So, now that you know how to enjoy a game properly, be sure to get registered to win free tickets to three upcoming games from Visit Bloomington! Each winner will receive either two or four tickets. 

Tickets are still available for the holiday series games on Dec. 19, 21 and 28. Wouldn't that be an incredible stocking-stuffer? Reserve your tickets at IUHoosiers.com or call 866-IUSPORTS.

If you go, post your pictures to our Facebook wall, tag us on Instagram or give us as shout-out on Twitter. We'd love to see your IU basketball experience!  

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.