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IU Varsity Club

Last modified: Monday, May 20, 2013

IU head coaches on the road for 2013 Tailgate Tour

April 29, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The IU Varsity Club has released the schedule for the annual summer IU Athletics Tailgate Tour, presented by Smithville. The 2013 tour features seven stops; five head coaches; Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass; and sportscaster Don Fischer.

Tailgate Tour 2013

The Tailgate Tour allows Hoosier fans to support IU Athletics and learn about the success of student-athletes both on and off the field. It also allows IU's head coaches to provide insights on the 2013-14 athletic seasons.

"There are so many fans that bleed cream and crimson," Glass said. "And IU's fans have been so tremendous this year in their support of the Hoosiers. Student-athlete success would not be possible without their support. That's why we are really looking forward to hitting the road again this year to show our appreciation and share insights on what to expect this fall."

Head coaches featured on the tour will are Tom Crean, men's basketball; Curt Miller, women's basketball; Kevin Wilson, football; Sherry Dunbar, volleyball; and Todd Yeagley, men's soccer. Each of the seven 2013 Tailgate Tour stops will include one or more of the featured head coaches.

"Tailgate Tour events are great opportunities for fans to connect with each other and build on IU's excitement and energy," Glass added. "We've got a lot of great events planned on the tour and can't wait to see a ton of Hoosiers, both young and old."

Each Tailgate Tour event will feature a reception or meal and program. Event times and prices vary for each event. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase 2013 football season tickets at each tour stop.

The Tailgate Tour is organized by the IU Varsity Club, IU Alumni Association and the I Association. It is sponsored in part by Visit Bloomington.

2013 IU Tailgate Tour

May 21: Fort Wayne, Ind., Ceruti's, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET.

May 28: Evansville, Ind., Oak Meadow Country Club, Noon CT.

May 30: Jasper, Ind., Riverwalk, 6 to 8 p.m. ET.

June 4: Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium, 6 to 8 p.m. ET.

June 5: Jeffersonville, Ind., Huber Winery, 5:30 to 8 p.m. ET.

July 24: Chicago, Joe's Bar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT.

August (date TBA): Bloomington, Ind., Memorial Stadium, time TBA.

Proceeds from the tour benefit Indiana University and the student-athlete scholarship fund. For more information, please contact the IU Varsity Club at 812-855-0866 or Up-to-date tour details and registration information can also be found on the Tailgate Tour website.

About the IU Varsity Club

Established in 1954, the Varsity Club serves as the development arm of IU Athletics. Through its fundraising efforts, the Varsity Club enables student-athletes in 24 varsity sports to receive quality academic and athletic experiences at Indiana University.

Varsity Club donors support student-athletes through contributions for scholarships, facility projects, renovations and improvements. Annual giving donors are eligible for special benefits and priority points used for preferred seating at football and men's basketball games.