Time for IU to move the chains

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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Dakich not done coaching

On Oct. 6, Dan Dakich will begin a new career as a radio talk show host. The former Indiana University basketball player and coach will host a sports talk show from 10 a.m….

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Crean chasing Hoeppner’s record

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

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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Gordon selling humble pie in L.A.

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.


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Greenspan gets golden parachute

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Sampson gets job, IU loses players

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

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

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?

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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