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Coach Knight still weighing IU Hall of Fame invitation

September 10, 2009
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No news is good news. Well, in the case of Indiana University's invitation for former basketball coach Bob Knight to return to Bloomington it is. It means he hasn't dismissed the invitation out of hand.
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Knight elected to IU Hall of Fame

August 21, 2009
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Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass, less than eight months into the job, has made his most courageous decision. And no, it has nothing to do with drawing students to football games with free snacks.
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IU-UK game may return to Indy

July 7, 2009
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Banter by Indiana University and University of Kentucky men’s basketball coaches Tom Crean and John Calipari about a neutral site match-up has fueled speculation the game could return to Indianapolis. Calipari, who is preparing for his...
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IU's Crean, x-Colts QB focus of film

May 5, 2009
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Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean—and his connection to the Harbaugh family—will be the focus of a documentary produced by NFL Films. An NFL Films crew visited Bloomington last week to film Crean with...
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IU's Crean tweeting to win

April 30, 2009
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Big news out of Bloomington … basketball coach Tom Crean is Twittering. Pardon me, he’s tweeting. He began about two weeks ago. Actually, it is rather cool, and pretty forward thinking too. Crean...
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Dakich: Coaching career not dead

April 8, 2009
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Basketball coach turned radio talk show host Dan Dakich isn’t sure about his future. While the former Indiana University and Bowling Green State University basketball coach said he’s focused 100 percent on hosting...
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Buckeye success scores for Indy

March 13, 2009
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Now that IU is out of the Big Ten basketball tournament, local organizers and tourism officials have to hope that Ohio State can make a run. A successful run by Purdue probably wouldn't hurt either, but history has shown that...
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Knight could come cheap for UGA

February 2, 2009
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Former Indiana University coach Bob Knight is contemplating coming out of retirement. Multiple sources said if the University of Georgia offers Knight its vacant men’s basketball coaching job, Knight would accept. “I have never...
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IU facing severe revenue shortfall

January 21, 2009
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The announcement that Indiana University is lowering the price of its balcony seats from $23 to $5 for the last seven home games got me wondering how new athletic director Fred Glass is...
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Glass hits ground running at IU

January 6, 2009
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Fred Glass, who officially took over as Indiana’s athletic director Jan. 2, hasn’t taken long to become ensconced in academia. Even before Glass filled the office vacated by Rick Greenspan, he sat down...
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Hoosiers have reason to celebrate

January 5, 2009
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Yes, there is some joy in Hoosierland today. And no it’s not because Pittsburgh is No. 1 in the college basketball poll. Well, actually that is the reason—kind of. In a season that finds...
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IU starts sports journalism center

December 23, 2008
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Former Indianapolis Star editor Tim Franklin, 48, yesterday announced he is leaving his post as editor of the Baltimore Sun to head the new IU sports journalism center. Franklin was hired as the...
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Dakich goes shoeless for charity

December 23, 2008
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Former IU basketball coach Dan Dakich is doing his daily sports-talk radio show barefoot through January 17 to draw awareness to Samaritan's Feet (www.samaritansfeet.org), an organization dedicated to providing shoes to kids...
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San Diego State sets bar for IU

December 16, 2008
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I’m sure soon-to-be new Indiana University athletics director Fred Glass took notice of what San Diego State paid to lure football coach Brady Hoke away from Ball State. The cost of luring a...
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Saturday's game is scary sign

December 8, 2008
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It’s difficult to say if Saturday’s weak turnout for the first basketball games at Lucas Oil Stadium is an indication of how bad the economy or Indiana’s basketball team is. Probably...
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Glass, Swarbrick in same boat

December 5, 2008
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Fred Glass, IU's soon-to-be athletic director, and Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick have something in common. And I’m not talking about their roots as law partners at Baker & Daniels. Neither one of them has...
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NCAA sends IU final message

November 26, 2008
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The system works, proclaimed Indiana University coach Tom Crean yesterday after the NCAA handed down its ruling for transgressions in the Hoosiers’ basketball program last year. It certainly does. But most people have little...
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IU, PU commemorate Bucket game

November 21, 2008
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Purdue and Indiana universities are celebrating one of college football’s oldest prizes—together. As the Boilermakers and Hoosiers gear up for their showdown tomorrow at Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium—the 83rd battle for the Old Oaken Bucket—the...
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Glass uses humor during IU intro

October 28, 2008
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Indianapolis attorney Fred Glass demonstrated a keen sense of humor during a press conference held this morning to introduce him as the next Indiana University athletic director. Given the expected sanctions on the...
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IU's AD short list down to three

October 27, 2008
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The 13-person search committee charged with finding candidates for Indiana University’s soon-to-be vacated athletic director position has paired its short list down to three candidates, according to two sources within IU’s athletic department. Indianapolis...
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Crean goes off court with recruiting

October 23, 2008
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IU basketball coach Tom Crean is turning out to be quite a recruiter. And I’m not talking about basketball. Crean, who has already been named to the committee responsible for finding a short...
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IU AD search: Who's on first?

October 22, 2008
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Where Indiana University is with its search for a new athletic director is anyone’s guess. IU officials are better—much better—at misdirection plays than its beleaguered football team. Yesterday, IU spokesman Larry MacIntyre told the...
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IU eyeing Oregon State AD

October 20, 2008
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Indiana University may have a shorter list than expected for its soon-to-be-open athletic director position. The Oregonian is reporting that Oregon State University athletic director Bob De Carolis could be offered the job...
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Pre-season is fan base indicator

October 16, 2008
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For those who say the pre-season means nothing, I disagree. It’s a good indicator of a team’s fan base. While I didn’t expect the Indiana Pacers to draw hordes of fans for its...
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Time for IU to move the chains

October 6, 2008
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It’s time for Indiana University leaders to make the same commitment to football they've made to basketball. And I don’t want to hear any more excuses about this being a basketball state. I’d say the...
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