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ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla sees “great effort” as IU opens practice


Indiana didn’t waste any time getting straight to work Friday, the first day of official practice for college basketball programs across the country.

The Hoosiers, who open the regular season six weeks from today, took the floor in Cook Hall for a pair of practices. The first began at 6:30 a.m. this morning and the day wrapped up with a late afternoon session in which Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, who played for IU from 1962 to 1965, observed and spoke to the team afterward.


Notebook: Defense a major focus as practice begins


Indiana officially started its season early Friday morning with a practice at 6:30 a.m. and after weeks of individual workouts, the Hoosiers will finally get a chance to begin working together as a team for 20 hours a week.

It’s an exciting time of year for Tom Crean, who spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon at Cook Hall about his team entering a season in which the Hoosiers should begin ranked in the top 15.


Notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s press conference


As Indiana prepares for its first practice Friday, Tom Crean met with the media Thursday afternoon at Cook Hall to provide updates on a variety of topics.

You can watch the full video of Crean’s comments here, but we’ve also transcribed some of his more notable comments below:


Video: Tom Crean preseason media availability

Tom Crean met with the media on Thursday afternoon at Cook Hall to discuss a variety of topics including the start of practice, the development of IU’s freshmen, James Blackmon Jr.’s health and much more.

Watch the full media availability below:

Notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s Thursday media availability


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.


Video: Crean discusses Holt, Bryant situation, team leadership

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana coach Tom Crean was at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday night to speak to a gathering of Indiana fans for the athletic department’s “On the Road” tour.

Before speaking to assembled fans, Crean spoke with the media about a variety of issues, including the recent citations for Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt, team leadership, the addition of Josh Newkirk, the assistant coach and director of basketball operations positions and more.

Video: Tom Crean talks to reporters in Fort Wayne

Tom Crean spoke in Fort Wayne on Sunday, August 9 at a dinner event for “Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana” and spoke to reporters about a variety of topics, including the status of James Blackmon Jr., the addition of Max Bielfeldt and more.

Watch the availability below:

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