Now, I think we all know that basketball rules the day at IU but from a PR standpoint, could this sticky?
Hoosiers could lose scholarships if they don't score higher in NCAA's Academic Progress Rate
IU was 277th out of 325 Division I teams in the sport, with a score well below the cut that will make teams subject to scholarship losses next year.
Trustees: Assembly Hall improvements crucial
Trustees won't make a decision for several months, but trustees President Steve Ferguson said after hearing the cost estimates that he has ruled out a renovation. He said he sees only two options: Leave Assembly Hall as it is or build a new basketball venue.
Leaving the building as is, though, would mean ignoring the need for improvements to the building's mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Trustee Philip N. Eskew Jr. said the decision for him will come down to cost and the ability to finance a new arena without tapping tax dollars or tuition money. His preference, however, would be for a new building.
"I would build a new arena in a heartbeat," he said. "People should look at us on TV and say, 'This is the way it should be.'"