Glass Honors Fischer With IU Bicentennial Medal at IU Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet

Bloomington, Ind. –IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass presented Don Fischer with the IU Bicentennial medal Friday night at the IU Athletics Hall of Fame dinner, recognizing Fischer's nearly five decades of contributions to IU Athletics as the play-by-play voice of IU football and men's basketball.

"As we recognize and chronicle the history of Indiana University during our Bicentennial year, no one has narrated IU Athletics' history like Don has," Glass said. "He is an icon in his profession, is beloved by multiple generations of Hoosier fans, and is a very deserving recipient of this prestigious honor."

The IU Bicentennial medal is awarded to organizations and individuals who, through their personal, professional, artistic, or philanthropic efforts, have broadened the reach of Indiana University around the state, nation, and world. Recipients have enlarged the footprint of IU, or have helped put IU on the map in unique ways, and should be seen as models for future students, faculty, alumni, and organizations to emulate as IU enters its third century.

Fischer clearly reaches that intentionally high bar. Since first coming onto the IU scene in 1973 as the play-by-play voice of Indiana Football, he's been the person that millions of Hoosier fans have trusted to share what unfolds on the field and the court for their beloved Indiana Hoosiers. He's been behind the microphone for many of the truly great moments in IU Athletics history, including three of Indiana's five NCAA men's basketball championships.

His longevity is exceeded only by his excellence at his craft, as he has been honored as the National Sports Media Association's Indiana Sportscaster of the Year 26 times.

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