Crean lands first commitment: Ohio’s Bobby Capobianco

According to Peegs.com, Tom Crean has landed his first verbal commitment for the 2009 recruiting class: Bobby Capobianco. He’s a 6-foot-8, 220 pound forward who plays for Loveland in Ohio and is a member of the Indiana Elite AAU team. ...

Wednesday Roundup: Walk-ons, Harrellson, Tyreke

— Joining the legacy established by Ryan Tapak, Adam Ahlfeld and Brett Finkelmeier will be Rochester (IN) guard Kory Barnett and Carmel (IN) guard Daniel Moore who have both agreed to walk-on in Bloomington, according to multiple reports. While it ...

IU will meet Wake Forest in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The pairings for the tenth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced today and Indiana will play at Wake Forest on December 3. You can read the complete release from the Big Ten here. Here is the complete schedule: December 1: ...

Hoosiers in the mix for Alabama guard Nick Williams

Nick Williams, who originally signed with Marquette last fall, is reportedly considering the Hoosiers after being released from his Letter of Intent. Tom Crean played a big part in bringing Williams to Milwaukee, but after Crean left for IU, Williams ...

Stock Watch: Eric Gordon and D.J. White

Stock Watch is Inside the Hall’s look at the NBA draft prospectus for Eric Gordon and D.J. White. With a little more than two months remaining before the NBA Draft takes place, some of the best mock drafts are starting ...

Another Tom Crean interview

This time it’s Crean with Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star. You might be getting tired of these interviews by now, but hey, we had to post this because we love Hutch, as should you:

Ray McCallum hired as head coach at Detroit

Ray McCallum, who spend the past two seasons as an assistant at Indiana, is taking over the reigns at Detroit. He’ll fill the void left by Perry Watson, who recently retired: DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Titans hired Ray McCallum ...

Coach Crean asks this favor of you on Little 500 weekend

Courtesy of the Palestra: Just taking a shot in the dark here, but I’m guessing academics are going to be on the back burner for all of Bloomington this weekend. Have fun out there, kids. You’re only in college once, ...

Friday roundup: Crean radio recap, Verdell Jones visit, Derek Elston and Tom Pritchard

— Tom Crean was on the ‘Front Row Ticket’ on 93.9 FM on Thursday afternoon and here is a quick recap of what he had to say: Crean has spoken with several former Indiana players including Dane Fife, Quinn Buckner, ...

Bennie Seltzer, Kelvin Sampson and Indiana

You see that gentleman to your right behind Kelvin Sampson? That’s Bennie Seltzer. Seltzer played at Washington State under Sampson in the early 90’s and then spent nine seasons on Sampson’s staff at Oklahoma before joining Tom Crean’s staff at ...