Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff.
· Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes that it time for Indiana basketball players to make headlines on the court rather than off of it.
Indiana announced on Monday afternoon that sophomore Emmitt Holt has been dismissed from the program and freshman Thomas Bryant will be disciplined internally following citations by the Indiana state excise police earlier this month.
Both Holt, 19, and Bryant, 18, were cited during welcome week for illegal possession of alcohol.
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana coach Tom Crean spoke to the media on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant were cited last week by the state excise police for illegal possession of alcohol.
Crean was one of several IU coaches, along with athletic director Fred Glass, who spoke to fans at the Indianapolis stop of the athletic department’s “On the Road” tour.
It was revealed earlier in the week that Lindy’s Sports had tabbed Indiana as its preseason No. 4 team nationally.
Now that the digital version of Lindy’s is officially out, here are some additional notes on Indiana and the Big Ten at-large from the annual publication.
Indiana President Michael McRobbie spoke Tuesday at an all-staff meeting for athletics and addressed conduct, competition and compliance.
The purpose of those remarks were for coaches to share with their respective student-athletes. A full transcript of what McRobbie had to say follows:
We’re still a few weeks away from the arrival of many of the preseason college basketball magazines.
But Lindy’s Sports has released regional covers for its annual college basketball preview magazine, which displays its preseason top 10 teams.
Indiana sophomore forward Emmitt Holt and freshman forward Thomas Bryant were cited for illegal possession of alcohol early Saturday morning. The news was first reported by Jennie Runevitch of WTHR.com.
State excise police say the citations were given at 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, August 22.