Indianapolis Indiana may be the heart and soul of college basketball. No other state in the country takes basketball more seriously than Indiana, and in no other city in the state is bigger than Indianapolis. So many times, the NCAA has picked Indianapolis to host the Final Four. The Butler Bulldogs have been to the Final Four twice in recent seasons and they hail from Indianapolis.
Perhaps the best kept secret in the city that hosts all of this plus, the Indy 500, The NBA’s Pacers and the NFL’s Colts is the Jaguars of IUPUI. The Jaguars have been to the NCAA Tournament (2003) and to the CBI (2010). They play their home games at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, which has been around since 1939. The venue holds 6,800 fans, which is small enough so everyone has a great view, but large enough that you will know this is a college basketball game and not a high school gym.
Indiana Farmers Coliseum is the original home of the Pacers before moving to Market Square Arena in 1975. In the only appearance the Beatles ever made in the state of Indiana, this was the venue. So taking in a Jags game is not only watching a great Summit League game, but also taking in history.
The Jags will host teams such as UPFW, North Dakota State, South Dakota, Oral Roberts, Western Illinois, Denver, Nebraska-Omaha, and more.
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