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Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Indiana University hosts 'Show Your Stripes Day'

March 26, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- It's time to show your stripes, Hoosier Nation.

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The Hoosiers will continue their pursuit of a sixth banner in a Sweet Sixteen match-up against four-seed Syracuse on Thursday.

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Indiana University invites Hoosier fans both near and far to show pride in their team and school by wearing cream and crimson on Thursday, March 28, as part of "Show Your Stripes Day."

As the number one seed in the East Region of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the Hoosiers will continue their pursuit of a sixth banner in a Sweet Sixteen match-up against four-seed Syracuse on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Tip-off is at 9:45 p.m. ET, and the game will be available on CBS and the IU Radio Network.

"This team is a reflection of the values and character of Indiana University," said JT. Forbes, executive director and CEO of the IU Alumni Association. "We are bringing the Hoosier Nation to the nation's capital. Our alumni, fans and friends are drawn here to support a team they can celebrate for its academic, athletic and personal integrity."

Ever dreamed of being on the floor at Assembly Hall? Members of the university and surrounding community are invited to be part of a "Stripe the Floor" video. Come to the south entrance of Assembly Hall at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28. Women are asked to wear white and men to wear red. Organizers aim to showcase 350 fans in the video, which will be shared with Hoosiers across the globe.

The "Show Your Stripes Day" prize patrol will also be on the Bloomington campus Thursday afternoon, handing out red and white beads, pom pons and other spirit gear. For updates on where to find the prize patrol, follow @IUBloomington on Twitter.

Want to chat with other fans who are watching the game or share photos? Participate in the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #showyourstripes, or check out Hoosiers daily for collages of fans showing their stripes around the country.

Stay up on the latest news and information about IU via the IU News Room's NCAA 2013 portal, which includes fast facts, a photo timeline that explores IU's rich tradition in basketball and academia, a podcast featuring President Michael A. McRobbie and athletic director Fred Glass, photo galleries and other resources.

Want to see the game in person, or watch it surrounded by fellow alumni? Find out more about travel packages or game watch parties from the IU Alumni Association.

Don't have any candy stripes? Purchase official IU gear online.

Check out the starting line-up for the Hoosiers, get statistics and follow the tournament bracket at IU Athletics' NCAA Tournament Central.