I’m bumping this up to remind you of this opportunity (because it’s on Monday) and also inform you of a second chance to see Tom Crean in as many days.
IU’s new men’s basketball coach will also appear at Chalk Talk on Tuesday night.
Here’s a release on that.
Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean will answer questions from students and fans at the third installment of Chalk Talk on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. The event will begin at 7:00 at the Hoosier Den. The Hoosier Den is located in Gresham Hall at Foster Quad. The event is free and open to the public.
IUHoosiers.com and All Access contributor Jeremy Gray will host the event and Coach Crean will take questions from the crowd for an hour. Questions can range from inquiries about this year’s team, to his coaching background, to basic questions about strategy and philosophy. Chalk Talk is a program conducted in conjunction with IU Sports Properties and RPS.
Chalk Talk will feature a variety of coaches and players over the course of the school year and fans can join the ‘Chalk Talk’ group on Facebook.
The release about Crean’s talk at the IU Auditorium can be found after the jump.
Tom Crean will give a free public talk at the IU Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. Here are the details from IU’s press release today:
Bloomington, IN â€“ On Wednesday, the Indiana Memorial Union Board announced that Coach Tom Crean will give his first public address to the Indiana University student body on Monday, October 6 at 7 pm at the IU Auditorium. The lecture will be free to the public and will conclude with an extended question and answer session.
â€œFor years, Union Board invited the menâ€™s basketball coach to speak to students and preview the upcoming season,â€ Andrew Dahlen, Union Board Lectures Director, said. â€œUnion Board is proud to revive this tradition as Coach Crean begins a new era in IU Menâ€™s Basketball. The lecture will give Coach Crean the opportunity to address the teamâ€™s most passionate fan base. Students will get direct answers about where he wants to take the program and how he plans to rebuild it.â€
In his remarks, Crean will discuss his vision for the IU Menâ€™s Basketball program, recruiting highlights, his expectations for the upcoming season, and transitioning into his new position. He will also give his thoughts on leadership and what it means to be a Hoosier. At the end of his prepared remarks, Crean will take questions from students in attendance.
The lecture will be co-sponsored by the IU Auditorium, Indiana Athletics, Council for Advancing Student Leadership, and the Center for Student Leadership Development.
â€œUnion Board and the lectureâ€™s co-sponsors are committed to giving IU students the opportunity to interact with the new coach and get an inside look at IUâ€™s most storied athletic programâ€, Dahlen said. â€œBy breathing new life into this IU tradition, Union Board is once again transforming the Hoosier experience, one program at a time.â€
The Indiana Memorial Union Board has brought thousands of programs to the IU community since its inception in 1909. Union Board is comprised of 16 student and four non-student directors responsible for campus programming that entertains and educates the IU community and is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union. The Indiana Memorial Union Board offices are located in room 270 of the Student Activities Tower in the Indiana Memorial Union. For more information about Union Board, call (812) 855-4682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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