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Background

The 1980s brought innovation and trailblazing firsts such as the introduction of personal computers, the appointment of the first woman to the US Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor, the first observation of MLK Day, and the destruction of the Berlin Wall. The 1980’s also brought its share of tragedy with the assignation of John Lennon, eruption of Mt. St. Helens, the discovery of AIDS and the Challenger space shuttle explosion.

Closer to home, IU saw buildings/structures such as the Little 500/Soccer Stadium (later renamed Bill Armstrong Stadium), the IU Art Museum and IU’s iconic Sample Gates completed. The IU Men’s Basketball team brought home National Championships in 1981 and 1987. The IU Men’s Soccer team brought home National Championships in 1982, 1983 and 1988. The IU Football team went to bowl games in 1986, 1987 and 1988.

1981 Men's Basketball National Championship

1981 Men's Basketball National Championship

This image displaying a 1981 Men's Basketball National championship t-shirt was taken from page 203 of the 1981 Arbutus. The Hoosiers took the court in Philadelphia against UNC just hours after President Reagan was shot. Coach Knight and starters Kitchell, Thomas, Tolbert, Turner and Whitman lead the Hoosiers to a 63-50 victory over Coach Smith's UNC team.

1987 Men's Basketball National Championship

1987 Men's Basketball National Championship

Coach Knight and the Hoosiers defeated Syracuse 74-73 to clinch Indiana's 5th national title in New Orleans, LA. The 1987 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament was the first tournament to utilize the three point shot. This also marked the first year One Shining Moment was featured in the Tournament.

The Mop Lady

The Mop Lady

Martha the "Mop Lady" first auditioned for the role in Chicago, IL in the mid-1970s. At the time, Martha was a retired opera singer, a Chicago actor, and working part-time at the now demolished Chicago Stadium where she operated a ticket selling window for the Chicago Blackhawks. Martha the "Mop Lady" appears in a commercial pushing a mop though Assembly Hall while singing the IU Fight Song. The commercial has become an iconic introduction to IU Basketball games. Today, Martha is a senior citizen living in Chicago. She sends her love to IU fans everywhere!

The Fightin Hoosiers

The Fightin Hoosiers

IU Football was coached by Lee Corso from 1973-1982, and by Bill Mallory from 1983-1996. Mallory led the team to the 1986 All-American Bowl, 1987 Peach Bowl and 1988 Liberty Bowl.

Indiana Soccer

Indiana Soccer

Coach Jerry Yeagley lead the IU Men's Soccer team to 6 national championships from 1973-2003. He is considered the most successful collegiate soccer coach in the history of the sport with 544 wins.

Sample Gates

Sample Gates

Sample Gates was erected in 1987 and has become one of the IU-Bloomington's most iconic images.