Indiana Basketball!

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...need I say more. This season has been one to remember! Being a Junior, I am ecstatic to finally have a team to cheer for!

Although, I never thought I would a crazy college basketball fan, I succeeded. On March 4th my roommate and I sat outside of Assembly Hall with our GA tickets, from 6:45am in 25 degree weather, until they let us in the building at 4:30pm. 

Here is a picture of my roommate, Rachel, at about 8am. The line went way behind us as you can kind of tell in the picture.

Coach Crean

One thing I can say is that this experience was worth it! (even though I had no voice for the following 2 days). The college culture and excitement of people in line was insane. There was music blasting, people dancing, free food from the crimson guard, and, of course, cheering for IU fans and booing for Purdue fans. We met some great people, of all ages and majors, and it really made me appreciate IU sports and the students. 

All said and done, we ended up meeting a jokester penguin, a dancing toucan, and many fans. Tom Crean gave a speech right in front of us at about 2pm. We got 5th row seats and got on TV twice! The seniors had an amazing performance and great speeches. To top it all off, IU beat Purdue 85-74! If you have a chance to experience the Indiana culture of waiting in line for a big game do it, you won't regret it!

Here are some more pictures, enjoy!

GA line

The GA line ahead of us at about 6:45am

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The same GA line at about 8am

Lets go Hoosiers!

About The Author
Katie MerkhoferAssistant Brand Manager

2016 update: I'm back!!

Why am I here? I stumbled across my old blog and thought - maybe there are others out there looking for some unfiltered professional advice. I am here to help! I will give you updates on life in the working world and how to handle life's challenges in the professional world. 

***Wow time really changes things doesn't it? I kept my former bio before as a reminder to always channel my inner student.

Former Bio from 2012:

My name is Katie Merkhofer and I am a senior at Indiana University Bloomington. I am currently perusing a major in marketing and a minor in German. I'm just your ordinary 21 year old from Cary, Illinois.

Although I spend most of my time in class, or doing class work, I am also the vice president of corporate relations and career development in the American Marketing Association Indiana University Chapter (IU AMA), in the marketing committee for the Kelley Retail Association (KRA), and I tutor for a finance course (Bus-F370).

One of my biggest passions is running. I have completed 6 half marathons! My favorite race was the Rock n' Roll half marathon in Las Vegas on my 21st birthday!

I can't wait to share my experiences at IU with you!

***Updates: I am now 25 and working in Brand Management living in Columbus,OH. I graduated in May 2013 with degrees in Marketing and International Business. I now spend most of my time at work, running or with my dog. I have now completed 12 half marathons and 2 full marathons!