Tom Crean Archive

Video, notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s speech at Huber Winery

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STARLIGHT, Ind. — The first stop on the Indiana Athletics “On the Road” tour for 2014 was Wednesday night at Hubery Winery in front of more than 500 Hoosier fans.

Athletics director Fred Glass addressed the crowd, as did men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley, women’s basketball coach Curt Miller, football coach Kevin Wilson and men’s basketball coach Tom Crean.

We’ll have more over the coming days from the event, but here’s the complete video from Crean’s speech as well as some notes and quotes:

· Crean discussed some of the core issues that led to Indiana’s 17-15 a season ago, highlighted by turnovers: “Our decision making, our turnovers, our ability to make timely shots was not where it needed to be. We were 2-5 in the Big Ten in games that came down to one possession.”

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Indiana scores perfect on APR for 4th straight year

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Indiana basketball’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) added a fourth consecutive score of 1,000 under Tom Crean, according to data released Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA.

Indiana is the only Big Ten school to earn a perfect APR score in men’s basketball in each of the last four years.

Here’s the full APR release from IU Athletics:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After inheriting a program that would be put on public notice for poor APR performance in 2009, Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has seen his program earn a fourth straight perfect score of 1,000, the only Big Ten men’s basketball program to achieve such success according to the NCAA’s most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate report released May 14.

“Academic success is a critical component to thriving as a true student athlete at Indiana University,” said IU coach Tom Crean. “Our staff and Marni Mooney deserves the bulk of the credit for keeping our guys on task daily. When you measure our APR, record of graduating players and the academic awards and honors our players have received recently, we believe we are as strong in this area as anyone in the country.”

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Four dates, locations announced for “on the road with the Hoosiers”

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According to the official IU athletics site, four dates and locations have been announced for the 2014 version of “on the road with the Hoosiers.”

Formerly known as the IU Tailgate Tour, these events provide the opportunity for fans to meet and hear from coaches at various stops throughout the state.

The four dates confirmed thus far for 2014 include:

· June 4: Borden (Huber Winery)
· July 28: Chicago (Joe’s Bar on Weed Street)
· August 20: Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium)
· August 22: Bloomington (Memorial Stadium)

Start times and registration are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Around the Hall: An early look at IU’s backcourt

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Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff.

· Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com writes that Indiana’s guard play will be very good next season.

· Indiana is adding the top two shooters in the country to its roster next season according to Evan Daniels.

· Rick Bozich of WDRB.com calls Kenny Johnson a “five-star” hire for the University of Louisville. He also writes that Tom Crean must respond to Rick Pitino’s shrewd move.

· Tom Dienhart of BTN.com hands out his final grades for Big Ten teams last season.

· Cody Zeller checks in with another Rookie Diary for SI.com and discusses facing the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs.

· Michigan sophomore center Mitch McGary is headed to the NBA draft after failing a drug test in the NCAA tournament.

· C.L. Brown of ESPN.com examines the Big Ten in the World Wide Leader’s “Look back, look ahead” series.

· Victor Oladipo recaps his rookie season with the Orlando Magic.

· ESPN NBA draft analyst Chad Ford believes Noah Vonleh is “the one guy that could jump into the top four.”

· UMHoops.com examines Michigan’s frontcourt next season, which is young following the losses of Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford and McGary.

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Video: Noah Vonleh talks decision to enter NBA Draft

Noah Vonleh and coach Tom Crean met with the media on Thursday afternoon to discuss the IU freshman’s decision to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

Watch the press conference in the media player below:

A complete transcript is available after the jump.

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Audio: Crean on Kap and Haugh on 87.7 The Game

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Indiana coach Tom Crean was on Kap and Haugh this morning on 87.7 The Game in Chicago earlier this morning and discussed a variety of topics, including Noah Vonleh’s decision to leave for the NBA, the recent turnover in the program, why he’s looking forward to next season and several other topics.

You can listen to the full interview here or in the media player below:

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Video, Transcript: Crean, Ferrell, Sheehey after IU’s loss to Illinois at Big Ten tournament

Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey met with the media following Indiana’s 64-54 loss to Illinois in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Watch their postgame comments and read a full transcript below:

Q. You guys got it going from the three-point line in the first half, missed the last 11. Did they come out on you more? What changed the rest of the game?

WILL SHEEHEY: The ones in the first half kind of came off movement and penetration. The second half we didn’t necessarily get the same penetration and movement that we did the first half.

Q. I’ll ask both of you, the zones seemed to give you some troubles. Was that a big factor in the game for you? You came out the second half really penetrating and they went to the zone. There must have been a reason for it.

YOGI FERRELL: We needed to move the ball more, still kind of play inside and out. But we didn’t do that the second half.

WILL SHEEHEY: I think we had some sets where we actually did have some pretty good movement within the zone but it wasn’t on a consistent basis.

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