A public day of reflection and remembrance, a "Celebration of Life," has been scheduled for Saturday at noon at Assembly Hall for Hoosier fans still reeling from the tragic death Tuesday of head football coach Terry Hoeppner.
As of today, Thursday, the athletic dept is reporting the following:
"In lieu of flowers, Coach Hoeppner's family requests that memorial contributions be made to the IU Varsity Club in support of the new North End Zone Facility at Memorial Stadium. Contributions (payable to IU Foundation) may be sent to the Indiana University Varsity Club."
THE best story I've come across over the past 48 hours since Coach Hoeppner's death is the following:
ESPN.com's Pat Forde "Hoeppner gave Hoosiers optimistic outlook for future"
Forde got me with these comments, familiar to all Hoosier fans, past and present:
"...He was a piece of work. And he seemed perfect for a program that needed a whole lot of work. For some reason, Indiana has lacked the football fan following and on-field success of rival Purdue to the north. The Woodburn, Ind., native never understood that disconnect, and never saw a reason why it had to stay that way..."