The game between Indiana and Iowa was supposed to be the second game in ESPN’s Tuesday night doubleheader involving the SEC and Big Ten. The game has been postponed, though, because of a safety issue at Indiana’s Assembly Hall.
Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass has announced that tonight’s Big Ten men’s basketball game between Iowa and Indiana will be postponed as a result of a piece of metal falling from the ceiling into seats in the lower bowl.
Roughly 6 1/2 hours before gametime, a metal facing (roughly eight feet long by 14 inches wide), fell and damaged seats in the lower part of Section F, which is located in the northwest corner of the building.
“Safety is our No.1 priority,” noted Glass. Our University engineers have advised us to postpone events in Assembly Hall until it can be determined what caused the facing to fall and ensure the safety of everyone attending an event in the facility.”
That video is scary, if one imagines what could have happened if this piece had fallen just a few hours later, when people would have been in the arena watching a basketball game.