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Crean chasing Hoeppner's record

August 20, 2008
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Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean hasn’t even coached his first game for the Hoosiers, and he’s already breaking records. Yesterday, Crean signed the richest coaching contract in IU history, a 10-year $23.6...
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IU names Crean to AD search team

August 1, 2008
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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced this afternoon that the school has formed a 13-person search committee to find a replacement for athletic director Rick Greenspan. The search committee will include faculty members, administrators and alumni. The search committee will be...
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Threat of Crean's exodus moves IU

July 29, 2008
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Indiana University is making me look pretty smart these days. And it has nothing to do with the degree I earned there almost 20 years ago. Three weeks ago I was asked on a...
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Big Ten, Pac-10 challenge overdue?

July 7, 2008
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The idea of an annual Big Ten vs. Pac-10 college football showdown in a series of games—sources within each conference said—is long overdue. But until now the idea has never been put on the...
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Gordon selling humble pie in L.A.

July 3, 2008
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Indiana guard Eric Gordon took his show—which could easily be titled Midwest Manners and Sensibility—on the road to L.A. yesterday. And while Gordon came across a bit timid, most of the crowd loved him. Gordon...
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Greenspan gets golden parachute

June 30, 2008
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Another departure at Indiana University, another golden parachute. IU released information today revealing that athletic director Rick Greenspan will get a $441,600 severance package upon his departure and retains the right to write...
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Is next IU AD obvious choice?

June 27, 2008
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Now that Rick Greenspan has announced his resignation, it’s time to start speculating on who the next Indiana University athletic director will be. As a news reporter, I try hard not to interject...
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IU's Gordon appears headed west

June 19, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers’ Larry Bird won’t have to worry about fan reaction if he doesn’t select Indiana University guard Eric Gordon with the team’s No. 11 overall pick in the June 26 National Basketball Association...
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Big Ten Network war takes toll

June 18, 2008
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It appears that the Big Ten Network’s fight with Comcast Cable is about over. IBJ reported May 2 that sources close to Comcast Cable and the Big Ten Network said that an agreement to...
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IU fights battles on two fronts

June 16, 2008
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It’s difficult to say which challenge will be more daunting for Indiana University’s athletic department—the king-size sinkhole in the school’s football field or the self-inflicted wound to the image of its men’s basketball...
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NBA measures IU's Gordon

June 4, 2008
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The vital statistics are in from last week’s NBA pre-draft camp. It’s official: Eric Gordon is nowhere near 6-foot-4— the measurement used by Indiana University when he played there last season—not even in...
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Pacers cool on IU's Gordon

May 28, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers won’t likely have a shot at Indiana’s Eric Gordon in next month’s National Basketball Association draft. Most hoops prognosticators project Gordon to go seventh or eighth in the June 26...
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Crean eyes assistant sans IU ties

May 16, 2008
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It’s difficult to say what’s taking Indiana University’s new basketball coach Tom Crean so long to hire his third assistant. IU sports department spokesman J.D. Campbell said May 2 the hire would be made...
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IU's White readies for NBA draft

May 5, 2008
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Indiana University senior D.J. White is flying to Phoenix today to start intense training with a personal trainer in preparation for the upcoming National Basketball Association draft. White already has several private workouts scheduled...
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Sampson gets job, IU loses players

May 2, 2008
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Former Indiana University basketball coach Kelvin Sampson today accepted a job offer to be an assistant under Scott Skiles with the Milwaukee Bucks, sources with knowledge of the deal said. Sampson only took the job after discussing a job offer...
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BTN, Comcast deal near

May 2, 2008
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Sources close to Comcast Cable and the Big Ten Network said an agreement to put the yearling network on Comcast’s expanded basic in 94 percent of Big Ten country is imminent. While both sides officially say there is nothing new...
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IU nets $21 million from Adidas deal

April 30, 2008
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Indiana University today signed an eight-year deal with Adidas that will net the school’s athletic department $21 million in cash and products over the course of the agreement. Portland, Ore.-based Adidas will supply footwear...
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Bucks set to hire Sampson?

April 25, 2008
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Scott Skiles is apparently a big fan of Indiana University’s former basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. Sources close to both said Skiles, who has a house in Bloomington where Sampson used to work, is urging the...
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Crean touts new IU facilities

April 22, 2008
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New Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean is convinced athletic facility improvements under way on the Bloomington campus will help the Hoosiers return to dominance. Crean told a group of mayors from southern Indiana...
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Crean makes controversial hire

April 17, 2008
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Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean today hired an assistant with deep ties to former coach Kelvin Sampson. Over the next week, you can bet the school’s trustees along with Crean and IU President Michael McRobbie will be asked about...
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Speculation heats up about Gordon

April 14, 2008
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Now that Indiana University freshman Eric Gordon has announced his decision to enter the National Basketball Association draft, speculation about the 19-year-old’s future is running rampant. Draft analysts predict Gordon will be chosen anywhere...
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McCallum leaves IU for Detroit

April 11, 2008
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Former Indiana University assistant men’s basketball coach Ray McCallum has been hired as the University of Detroit Mercy's new head coach. UDM athletic director Keri Gaither made the announcement today during a press conference...
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Gordon hangs with notorious agent

April 10, 2008
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Many Indiana University fans probably wondered why the man sitting next to Eric Gordon at Monday’s press conference looked familiar. Gordon told the world he was leaving IU for the NBA while sitting...
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Fife to lobby Crean for IU match-up

April 8, 2008
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Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne officials have been trying to schedule a game with Indiana University for the last three years. Putting IU on the schedule would be an important recruiting tool, bring immediate marketing...
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Pacers eye Gordon status

April 4, 2008
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Indiana University freshman Eric Gordon this afternoon is expected to declare himself eligible for the National Basketball Association draft. Whether he could use another year of college seasoning or not, NBA teams are...
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