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Favorite Professor Night 2006
Professors are honored at Favorite Professor Night 2006

Favorite Professor Night

Favorite Professor Night occurs annually at an IUPUI basketball game. Each IUPUI student-athlete identifies his or her "favorite IUPUI professor." The faculty members are invited to attend the designated IUPUI basketball game and a pre-game reception with a guest. The professors are recognized at half time of the game and each receives a certificate identifying them as a "Favorite Professor."

Senior Night 2006
Seniors on the Women's Basketball team pose during Senior Night 2006

Senior Night

One of the most popular — and emotional — traditions for Jaguar basketball fans is the annual "Senior Night," our celebration of the careers of our senior men's and women's players. While we know we'll miss the players who have excited and entertained us, it's a great opportunity to say thanks for their countless hours of practice and training, not to mention the academic work required to move toward their college degrees.

Akeem Clark receives an award at the 2005 Senior Brunch.

Athletics Senior Brunch

At the end of each academic year, senior student-athletes and their parents are invited to the "Senior Brunch." Each IUPUI head coach introduces the seniors from his or her team and describes their athletic accomplishments. All senior student-athletes receive a framed action photo and seniors who have been student-athletes at IUPUI for four years receive a senior ring. The male and female Mel Garland Distinguished Student-Athlete Awards, Jaguar Athletic Club Academic Achievement Award, and the Dorothy Cheesman Award are also presented during this event.

Tip-off Luncheon
Head Basketball Coach Ron Hunter speaks at the 2005 Tip-off Luncheon

Basketball Tip-off Luncheon

The drive to the men's and women's basketball NCAA tournament begins prior to the season at the tip-off luncheon. This annual November event gives campus staff, faculty, and Jaguars supporters a chance to meet the men's and women's basketball teams and hear a preview of the upcoming season from both head coaches.