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Piece of metal falls into seating at IU’s Assembly Hall, delays game


A piece of metal that fell into the seats of Indiana University's Assembly Hall has postponed Tuesday evening's game against Iowa.

According to a statement from Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass, a metal facing about eight feet long and 14 inches wide fell into the lower part of Section F about 6 ½ hours before game time.

"Safety is our No.1 priority," said Glass in the statement. "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."

No injuries were reported.

IU says the rescheduling of the Iowa contest and the status of Wednesday night's women's game against Michigan will be determined as soon as possible.

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