Former Indiana player and coach Jim Crews has been fired as the head coach at Army just three weeks before practice was set to begin.
ESPN’s Andy Katz is now reporting that Crews may have yelled at a student.
“There was this one thing that came to my attention that I definitely couldn’t overlook,” Anderson said. “There were things, and there was one thing in particular that came to me that was overarching that led me to my conclusion.”
Multiple sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Crews yelled at a cadet. Anderson said that incident wasn’t “the tipping point but contributed.”
The local Times-Herald Record, meanwhile, has reported that Crews may have been dismissed for an on-court issue with a player:
According to West Point sources, Crews may have been fired, in part, to putting his hands on a men’s basketball player during a workout or practice. Crews has not returned phone calls.
You’ll be able to find Dustin Dopirak and I right here.
Tom Crean loves the stage.
On Wednesday night, Crean gave a stirring talk to about 750 people at IU Auditorium.
While Crean discussed basketball for a while, he really catered his speech toward the students in attendance. He spoke of how competitive the world is and how hard students would have to work to be noticed by employers.
By the end, Crean was screaming “Be great!” into the microphone. He needed a few seconds to gather himself after giving this half-time speech.
There wasn’t a whole lot of news broken during the speech, but here’s a few tidbits:
Moses Morgan was never against the idea of following in his father Winston’s footsteps. In fact, when he was first approached by Indiana coach Tom Crean, he told his dad, a guard at IU from 1982-85, “That’s where I want to go.”
But when the younger Morgan visited DePaul this weekend, he decided it was a better fit.
“I just felt that that was the best situation for me,” Morgan said by phone Tuesday. “Just coming in and knowing I was going to play as a freshman. Being a leader for the team, getting playing time, playing in the Big East, one of the best conferences in college basketball. I love the city, I love the coaching staff. I had a great time in Chicago.”
Morgan had visited Indiana the previous week, and he had high praise for the Hoosiers and their coaching staff, but he said he was simply more comfortable at DePaul
“You know, I had a really good time out there,” Morgan said. “I like watching the way they practice. but I just got that vibe, that’s not where I wanted to be. After being in Chicago — and I love coach Crean and all the coaching staff at Indiana — but I just got that feeling that I’d be more comfortable being there.” (more…)
Indiana needs three more wins to become bowl-eligible. With week six opponent Virginia sitting at 0-3, it seems probable that Indiana will sweep its non-conference schedule. That means the Hoosiers would need to pick off two Big Ten teams.
It’s important to note that Schlabach has Northwestern going to the Little Ceasars Pizza Bowl (formerly known as the Motor City Bowl), which means he thinks Indiana would finish ahead of the Wildcats (or at least win head-to-head and own the tie-breaker).
By the way: has anyone had Little Ceasars pizza this decade?
Indiana is trying to win at Michigan Stadium for the first time in 42 years, but at least they get to do it with a full squad.
Tuesday’s injury report brought more promise than recent weeks. Freshman running back Darius Willis is off the report. Cornerback Donnell Jones and offensive guard Justin Pagan are both listed as probable. Defensive end Fred Jones and offensive lineman Cody Faulkner have both been upgraded to questionable as has running back Zach Davis-Walker. Linebacker Chad Sherer is now questionable with a hamstring injury, and right tackle James Brewer has joined the injury report with an ankle injury, but he is considered probable. Offensive lineman Alex Perry (ACL) and defensive end Kyle Kozak (shoulder) are again the only players expected to be out.
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