Report: Crean to go on the road for 10 days

  • 04/25/2008 11:46 pm in

crean33.jpgForgive the delay in getting to this, it was a busy day of travel for yours truly, but Chris Korman of the H-T/Hoosier Scoop is reporting that IU has amended its self-imposed sanctions and is allowing Tom Crean to go on the road recruiting for 10 days.

Indiana University has amended the sanctions it imposed on the men’s basketball program, according to a source close to the athletic department. The school has granted new coach Tom Crean ten days to go on the road and recruit.

When Indiana put the punishment in place last fall, it limited Kelvin Sampson to 10 recruiting days from Oct. 5 2007 through July 31, 2008. Sampson used most of those days. Dan Dakich used the rest of them.

This is a bit surprising to me simply because one has to believe that IU is doing everything in its power to stay in line leading up the NCAA hearing in June. I’m not suggesting that this is specifically “out of line,” but it does go against what IU put in place last fall.

Perhaps the idea was “floated” to NCAA officials and got a favorable response from the powers that be. Whatever the case may be, if Tom Crean can pull three recruits from his office in B-town, he’s going to be really dangerous for the next 10 days.

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  • BrianK

    I would think it was floated by the Sanctions committee and it was either favorable or it would have no effect really.

  • MikeinNC

    I agree. They have tried to be ultra conservative and do everything by the book so it would make no sense for them to take a risk at this point – somebody ran this by the NCAA.. I want to believe that the McRobbie-Brand connection is helping to facilitate some pretty good informal lines of communication throughout this whole saga.

  • This man is on a mission. With everything that has happened this year with the IU basketball program I never thought that in a short time I would feel this at ease with what was going on. Crean is on a mission. I have 100% faith with him at the helm. I think the players he is getting are going to fill roles for his overall vision. I think they will be around for a while to build with. I love hearing he is rolling around campus on a golf cart and giving students lifts. I think that is just awesome that he wants to connect to the campus. If he wants to go off campus for ten days its for a reason and he will make the best of it.

  • bz

    this surprises me. i really hope it doesn't come back to bite us in the butt.

  • Kelin Blab

    I see why Crean wanted off campus…the Indiana top 100 was today at Ben Davis and he was there front and center….

  • Kelin Blab

    I see why Crean wanted off campus…the Indiana top 100 was today at Ben Davis and he was there front and center….