Chris Braswell picks Charlotte; Crean speaks to IU students

  • 10/07/2008 9:22 am in

— Chris Braswell, teammate of Maurice Creek at Hargrave Military Academy, made a visit to Charlotte last weekend and committed to the 49ers on Monday afternoon. Although Braswell did hold an offer from IU, the scholarship situation after Bawa Maniru’s commitment drastically hampered IU’s shot of landing him.

— Tom Crean spoke to the Indiana students yesterday and both Zach Osterman and Matt Dollinger of The Indiana Daily Student were there to recap the festivities. According to Dollinger, one of the common themes during the Q & A portion with Crean was the possibility of a revamped student section in Assembly Hall:

After discussing the student section for awhile, Crean told a story about how at Marquette he helped unify the student section and all of the students eventually wore gold shirts or gold sweater vests. When he asked the audience if they would like the student section to be unified the crowd erupted.

“I would like that too. Is that something you all would like to do? Wear the same t-shirt or something like that? Well then, that’s something that has to be looked at,” he said.

“Give me time. Give me time to look at that. And we’ll go from there. We have to pack Hoosier Hysteria first, no matter if we have shirts on or not.”

I think we all agree that the student seating at Assembly Hall is not ideal, but is it really as bad as some make it out to be? I’ve been to plenty of games at the Hall and it’s one of the best experiences in the country hands down. It’ll be interesting to see how Crean gets involved in the discussions about student seating and ultimately, if any changes are made to the current situation.

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