IU names basketball center after billionaire Cooks

Indiana University's new basketball training complex will be named after billionaire entrepreneur Bill Cook and his wife.

The IU Board of Trustees on Friday approved naming the 67,000-square-foot building Cook Hall in honor of Bill and Gayle Cook
and the Cook Group of companies.

IU athletic director Fred Glass says the Cooks gave $15 million—the single largest gift in IU athletics history—toward
the nearly $20 million basketball training center.

The building, slated to open next month, features mirror image practice courts, locker rooms, coaches' offices and meeting
rooms for each program.

It also includes a "Legacy Court" area that will showcase IU's five national championship trophies and memorabilia
and exhibits extolling the university's rich basketball heritage.

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