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“I think if people are willing to look at this, they'll see it as really terrific and appropriate naming," Glass said. "Not everybody will, and I get that. But my responsibility is to be a good steward of the department.”
|Perhaps Indiana fans aren't as enthusiastic about the name change to their arena as they were after beating Kentucky in 2011, but it's the best solution to fix an aging Assembly Hall.|
“Give um back the money I don't have a problem with the bathrooms” … “what a shame! ... sell outs--no one will accept that name!” … “Donation or not, if truly cared about IU's traditions it wouldn't be so important to have your name on the building. It's self aggrandizing and prideful.” … “Why not donate and keep your name OFF the building? What a narcissistic stab in the gut to the tradition of IU BB. I need it to have my name on it so everyone knows that I'm so amazing and generous.”
“Cindy's one of us," Glass said. "She went to games as a little girl with her dad. She was a student here. She's been a season-ticket holder. She's from one of the most philanthropic and sports-minded families in the state of Indiana.
“I don’t think it’s too much of an overstatement to say (Simon Skjodt is) saving Assembly Hall for Indiana University,” Glass said. “I think it’s incredibly appropriate that this terrific arena is going to be graced by the name of someone who is in many ways every Hoosier, every member of Hoosier Nation.”