Indiana to Rename Assembly Hall After Millionaire Donor

By Nicholas Jervey on December 19, 2013 at 1:35p

In case you were wondering if there were any bastions of purity in college basketball, the answer is no.

Indiana alumna Cindy Simon Skjodt recently donated $40 million to the school, the largest donation to athletics and fourth largest overall donation in school history. In return, Indiana will change Assembly Hall's name to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall starting in 2016.

Indiana will use the donation to pay nearly the entirety of a planned Assembly Hall renovation project, so renaming it to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is an understandable concession. It will do nothing to placate the masses who just want Assembly Hall to stay the way it is.

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