Maybe it’s the rich-tradition of Indiana Hoosiers basketball.
Maybe it’s the general excitement after Indiana burst back onto the national scene in 2011-12.
Or, maybe it’s the simple fact that the Hoosiers are one of the early favorites for the 2012 National Championship.
Whatever it may be, students in search of Indiana basketball tickets are already fresh out of luck, and it’s only the middle of August. More so, the semester hasn’t even begun in Bloomington, let alone the season itself.
Potential Player of the Year candidate Cody Zeller returns with a plethora of talent that certainly has the ability to threaten for a title in 2012-13. Mixed in with one of the best incoming freshmen classes in the nation, the Hoosiers are stacked and last year’s experience of reaching the Sweet 16 has head coach Tom Crean much ahead of schedule in their rebuilding process.
If last year wasn’t enough, it certainly is safe to say now: Indiana basketball is back.
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass told the Indianapolis Star:
“I am thrilled to see the student ticket demand returning to the same levels I experienced when I was a student at IU. When I was a student, a season ticket entitled you to a portion of the games. I’ve always said that Indiana basketball is an important part of the IU college experience and we want as many students as possible to have a chance to experience it live in Assembly Hall.”
If last season’s victory over the then-No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats wasn’t proof enough of how excited Hoosiers’ fans are, throw in the fact that Indiana boasts the largest student section in the nation, seating 7,800 people. Add in the fact that the athletic department has sold each seat for the upcoming season and you get a grand total of 12,400 student tickets already taken.
“WATFORD FOR THE WIN?? YESSSS!”
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