Assembly Hall Roof Has More Loose Plates

(Jordan Littman/IU Basketball writer at Inside the Hall)
(Jordan Littman/IU Basketball writer at Inside the Hall)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University officials say an inspection of the Assembly Hall roof revealed more loose steel plates on the ceiling but no imminent danger of them falling.
One day after the Hoosiers postponed a men’s basketball game against No. 15 Iowa because an eight-foot, 50-pound steel plate fell into some empty seats, athletic director Fred Glass said workers were trying to determine whether those plates were structurally necessary. If not, they will likely be removed.
The inspection, Glass said, confirmed that melting snow and ice from the harsh winter caused the plate to pop off Tuesday. School officials then cordoned off the building’s four corners.
But Wednesday night’s women’s game was still expected to be played. Glass also said that the school was trying to reschedule the Iowa game. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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