Former IU football player donates $2M for stadium renovations

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A former Indiana football player has made a $2 million donation to help the athletic department renovate the Hoosiers’ team area underneath Memorial Stadium.

Terry Tallen’s gift will provide funding for a 25,000-square foot renovation of the Hoosiers’ locker room, team lounge, equipment and training rooms, coaches locker room and recruiting area.

The area will be renamed in Tallen’s honor.

Tallen was a high school star at Hamilton Badin in southwest Ohio. He joined the Hoosiers in 1978 after being recruited by Jim Gruden and head coach Lee Corso.

At Indiana, Tallen won three letters, was elected team co-captain twice and earned his business degree in 1982. He also was part of Indiana’s first postseason victory in the 1979 Holiday Bowl.

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