Aside: Kelvin Sampson will be on the bench for Milwaukee if IU fans would like to go boo him. That’s a pretty good incentive, actually.
But this is better: Reigning Miss America Katie Stam will be attending Wednesday’s Pacers game. Alllll right!
Stam is from Seymour, Ind., which is about an hour south of Indianapolis and is also the boyhood home of Hoosier icon and chainsmoker John Mellencamp. Who knew one small, Southern Indiana town (draw your own conclusions there) could develop so much talent.
Stam is the first-ever Miss America from Indiana and won the pageant Jan. 24 in Las Vegas. She’s now on the speaking/goodie-goodie tour that comes along with winning the title.
She’ll get to meet the players before the game (or, rather, they’ll get to meet her) and she’ll be introduced at mid-court before the game. Fantastic. Enjoy it, sports fans.