IU’s Cook Hall Formally Dedicated Sunday

The newest facility from the IU athletics capital campaign is complete and formally dedicated.

Bball CookHall Locker

Photo: Joe Hren/WTIU News

Men's locker room at Cook Hall, IU's new basketball development center.

The newest facility from the IU athletics capital campaign is complete and formally dedicated. Players past and present from IU basketball gathered in a new center they can call their own.

IU guard Jordan Hulls can’t wait to call the new building home. “Growing up in Bloomington my whole life, my grandfather coaching here at Indiana, and just loving the game of basketball, I know how crazy people are about Indiana basketball.”

Cook Hall serves as the daily headquarters for the men’s and women’s basketball programs. It provides players a state-of-the-art venue in which to practice, train and condition and a place for former teammates and fans alike to re-live great moments of IU basketball history.

“This facility, as you will see if you haven’t already, is second to none in the United States of America. There’s no doubt about it,” says IU basketball coach Tom Crean.

But the guest of honor went to the donor of 15 million dollars for whom the facility is named after… Bill and Gayle Cook.

IU women’s coach Felisha Legette-Jack thanked them for their support and made a promise. “Coach Crean and the women’s basketball team will come here every day and earn the right to work here, to practice here, and to grow here. We will work with integrity, with compassion for kids, and we will work our tails off to get what we all want here in Hoosier nation.”

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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