IU/Purdue Blog Posts

IU's new football coach will need special vision

December 8, 2010
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IU faithful must hope that new football coach Kevin Wilson is as good at mining hidden gems as athletics director Fred Glass.
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IU football team hitting 20-year financial highs

December 3, 2010
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In the end, Bill Lynch was the football coach IU Athletics Director Fred Glass could least afford.
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IU's Crean scores recruits, but at what cost?

September 28, 2010
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Going after young players could win college coaches some job security in the short run. But in the long run, the strategy is fraught with pitfalls.
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Time for IU's Glass to tell Knight: RIP

September 10, 2010
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It's time for Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass to focus on leading the school's athletic department out of the desert it has been wandering for a decade, and stop chasing the ghost of Bob Knight.
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IU ready to pay up for big-time football coach

September 7, 2010
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IU Athletic Director Fred Glass sees a day when the school's football coach makes as much as the basketball coach. He promises IU will fight for BCS bowl bids.
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2012 Super Bowl, tainted or not, already paying off big

August 11, 2010
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There's one main reason Indianapolis was chosen by the Big Ten to host its inaugural football championship game over a handful of other cities that were clamoring to host the event.
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Eric Gordon working to boost his NBA stock and strength

June 24, 2010
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Former Indiana University hoops star Eric Gordon has hired away his alma mater's strength coach to help him avoid injury and improve his earning potential in the NBA.
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Big Ten isn't done growing

June 16, 2010
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The Big Ten remains ready to expand its ranks with the right partners. The Big 12 remains ripe to implode. And Notre Dame still has a lot to ponder as this game of conference musical chairs is a long way from over.
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Big Ten athletic directors face difficult balancing act

June 14, 2010
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IU's Fred Glass and Purdue's Morgan Burke face serious challenges about where to allocate the money coming in from the expansion of the Big Ten Conference and its TV network.
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Falling dominoes could send Crean to MSU, Stevens to IU

June 11, 2010
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If the Cleveland Cavaliers hire Tom Izzo, MSU will target IU Coach Tom Crean as a replacement, and Butler's Brad Stevens could be headed for Bloomington. And it could all unfold within 10 days.
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IU chases Purdue in football ticket sales

June 10, 2010
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IU is tracking "far ahead" of last year's football season ticket sales as it prepares to unleash its summer marketing campaign.But Purdue is still the gold standard.
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Differences drove wedge between Knight and Wooden

June 8, 2010
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While you won't hear former IU coach Bob Knight heaping praises on the late John Wooden, some surprising similarities will tie these two hoops titans together forever.
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UK's Calipari shows IU what it has in Crean

May 21, 2010
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IU Coach Tom Crean may not have the flash, or winning record, of Kentucky's John Calipari. But at least you can believe what he says and know that he's devoted to his school for the long haul.
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Butler's lofty goals may require jump to bigger conference

April 13, 2010
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The idea of Butler University joining the Big Ten once seemed laughable. But so did coming within a basket of beating Duke for the NCAA hoops title. Finances and desire for growth could force the Bulldogs to consider leaping from the Horizon League.
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Is Butler gambling with Stevens' contract extension?

April 9, 2010
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Butler trustees are entering a new ball game by escalating the pay of the school's men's basketball coach. But there's no guarantee the gamble will pay off.
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Butler's Brad Stevens' success haunts IU

April 6, 2010
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Should IU have hired Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens two years ago? That's debatable, but the non-hiring of the young coaching gem is a sign of a bigger problem that has plagued the Hoosiers for more than a decade.
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March Madness expansion looking like a go for 2011

March 31, 2010
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The pendulum of support is swinging and the idea of expanding the men's NCAA basketball tournament from 65 to 96 teams is now gaining support from the Big Ten.
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Bob Knight betrays his former self on ESPN

March 25, 2010
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Watching the transformation of Bob Knight from a take-no-guff head basketball coach to the type of glad-handing media type he would have detested in his previous life has been truly shocking, and a little sad, to behold.
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Questions remain about Big Ten tournament's future in Indy

March 16, 2010
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Despite a 20 percent attendance increase at this year's men's Big Ten tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse, there are still cities looking to steal the event from Indianapolis.
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Bob Knight: Gatorade = Steroids?

January 12, 2010
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Former IU basketball coach Bob Knight compares Gatorade to other performance enhancing drugs, and says he should have been advising Mark McGwire during slugger's Senate testimony.
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Bob Knight skewers UK, Peyton Manning stays smart

December 18, 2009
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Former IU hoops coach Bob Knight and Colts quarterback Peyton Manning are making national headlines this morning for different reasons. Whatever you think about the duo, you can't fault them for staying true to their brands.
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Dan Dakich takes studio job with Big Ten Network

November 20, 2009
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Former IU and Bowling Green coach Dan Dakich takes post with Big Ten Network for men's college basketball season. But it won't affect his local sports-talk radio show.
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Purdue's slow-growth investments paying off big

October 20, 2009
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Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter has used a slow-growth, high-yield formula to build the Boilers into a top-five program.
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Painter's realistic approach turns Purdue into power

October 7, 2009
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Basketball Coach Matt Painter says Purdue may not be "sexy," but adds that the blue collar approach is getting it done in West Lafayette.
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Glass cuts staff in Indiana University athletics department

September 24, 2009
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New IU Athletics Director Fred Glass has cut his senior staff by one-third and taken on oversight of the school's football program personally.
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