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It’s mid-August and Indiana has already sold out all 12,400 student season tickets

Aug 15, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

Indiana student section

In case you didn’t already know that expectations would be high for Tom Crean’s Indiana Hoosier this season, take a look:

We’re in mid-August and all 12,400 student season tickets have been sold out, according to the Indiana athletic department.

“I am thrilled to see the student ticket demand returning to the same levels I experienced when I was a student at IU,” Indiana athletic director Fred Glass said, as reported by the Indianapolis Star.

“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.”

Indiana has the largest student section in the country, seating 7,800 people, but has had trouble selling it out in recent years. When Tom Crean came to Indiana in 2008-09, the Hoosiers sold just 4,500 tickets, with that number rising to 7,632 this past season and now a sellout.

After finishing 27-9 in 2011-12 and advancing to the Sweet 16, Indiana returns its biggest piece, rising sophomore Cody Zeller, and is in prime position to be the No. 1 in the country when polls are released this fall.

Along with Zeller, the Hoosiers bring in five players from the Class of 2012, led by guard Yogi Ferrell and swingman Jeremy Hollowell. Add those players to senior Christian Watford, remembered most for his shot that beat Kentucky last winter, and you can expect Assembly Hall to be packed in 2012-13.

Photo Credit: Herald Times

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. stlouis1baseball - Aug 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Overall attendance has remained very steady through all the turmoil. Even in the 08-09 & 10-11 seasons overall attendance has been high. IU fans show up…regardless.
    As a lifelong IU fan that makes me proud.
    I am glad to now hear the Student ticket sales are following suit.

  2. imforbigblue - Aug 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Lol yeah you nut job IU fans still have your shrine of when you hit that last second shot to beat UK up? Call us when you can even win the big 10 let alone sniff a FF

  3. missouriman4ever - Aug 15, 2012 at 2:02 PM


    UK just won a NC and you still are pissed off about that shot? Cry me a river. I bet you still complain about the Christian Laetner shot too huh?

  4. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Imforbigblue is the biggest hatter of them all.. Get over your self you fat slob no good lazy bum.. Back to iu I really enjoyed watching the young zeller play hope to see him do well, wished he followed he’s brother though to unc though

  5. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Let me also explain how imforbigblue operates.. You tell about iu beating Kentucky.. He’s going to comeback and say we beat them the 2nd time around, but If you tell him vandy beat them the last time they played he calls u a hater.. If imforbigblue calls someone a cheater and you say coach cal is a cheater he calls you a hater.. Let’s just all bow down to imforbigblue the superior of us all and just face the facts that Imforbigblue and Kentucky is better than all of us.. Just like coach cal is better than Donavan and Roy williams

  6. wildcatvikingsguy - Aug 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    As a UK fan and alum, it annoys me to no end to see fans like iambigblue. People don’t have to love UK man, it’s ok. And anytime someone attacks UK, who cares? We bash IU, UL, UNC, and Duke to no end, but anytime someone says one thing about UK we have fans like him who freak out. I don’t like IU, but they have a great fan base, just like us. We don’t have to get mad every time there’s an article about Indiana. They are on the rise, and deserve the coverage they get. I wish I could tell all UK fans to chill, everyone is entitled to their own opinion about us. Just don’t make people think we’re all irrational idiots.

  7. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Thank you wildcat.. I was at the final four in Houston and uk turn out was awesome.. I can’t stand uk or cal but people like imforbigblue makes me hate them even more.. Complete hypocrite

  8. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    I would be ashamed to have imforbigblue represent my school.. I feel bad for the REAL kentucky fans

  9. wildcatvikingsguy - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    It’s good to be passionate and rile up other fans, I love pitino jokes, but have a sense of humor. UK fans are really bad with the whole “if you’re gonna dish it out, you better be able to take it.”

  10. wildcatvikingsguy - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Also, I wish this blog would have more active comments sections! It’s only a few people talking, we need some quality, fun trash talking in here

  11. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Very true wildcat look forward to playing y’all in the tourney since cal doesn’t want to come to chapel hill, also look forward to seeing y’all under NCAA sanctions..
    Other than that I believe we can get a long when it comes to football
    Skol bitches

  12. wildcatvikingsguy - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Haha UNC fans might want to keep your heads down in the coming weeks… But I do look forward to renewing the UNC and Indiana games, they need to understand what real dominance is. Also, SKOL

  13. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Keep my head down I’m not worried.. This coming from a guy who’s coach can’t go to the restroom and take a shi* without the NCAA watching and investigating with good reason

  14. wildcatvikingsguy - Aug 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    He turned in both camby and rose, and with rose, the NCAA cleared him to play after cal turned in the allegations, so the NCAA investigated him and cleared him to play, then later changed their minds. What is he supposed to do?

  15. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    I was speaking more general and on the Davis and Bledsoe (alleged) allegations..

    Oh where is imforbigblue? Come out where ever you are.. Face your critics like a man and try to clean up the mess you always start

  16. imforbigblue - Aug 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Gator your the biggest moron on tnis whole site. You get pissed because every time you up your mouth nothing but crap comes out. I give IU crap becsuse IU sucks they have one good year in 10 years and now they think they own college basketball.

    Gator you hate UK so bad you cant stand and you talk shit non stop but your more of a joke becsuse everything you say you have nothing to back it up with

  17. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    So it’s wrong for me to talk bad about uk but its ok for you to talk bad Flordia unc and iu? I’m a hater but your always right

  18. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I don’t like Kentucky or cal.. But I HATE fans like YOU.. who the hell do you think you are.. You are a disgrace to real Kentucky fans like wildcat

  19. imforbigblue - Aug 15, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    funny gator i schooled you on the camby and rose but you bring up Davis and bledso for what the NCAA never even looked into that it was just morons like you who claim stuff that never happened. now your just reaching for crap to say about cal and UK you need to worry about what the ncaa is going to do to your football and basketball team for cheating on there grades

  20. gatordontplay - Aug 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    You have never schooled me dumbass.. Funny I’ve never seen a iu fan on here talking like they own college basketball. The only person I do see do that is you.. You call me moron but make statements like stillman white for unc out performed Kendall Marshall and your intelligent? Do your self a favor and pull a rock and Samuel Jackson (the other guys) and aim for the bushes you piece of shit

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