Hoosier Headlines October 28, 2011: Big Ten Media Day '11

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 10: Verdell Jones III #12 of the Indiana Hoosiers attempts a shot against Talor Battle #12 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first round of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 10, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

 

Expect Increased Focus on Indiana Hoosiers at Big Ten Media Day: Fan Take - Yahoo! Sports
Each year since Tom Crean was hired as the head basketball coach at Indiana University, the reigning guardian of the Hoosiers' storied program has surely approached Big Ten media day with some trepidation. Crean typically steps to the platform with hat in hand and tells us that IU is making progress, but that patience is required as he digs the Cream and Crimson out their current hole.

Men's Basketball at 2011 Big Ten Media Day - IUHOOSIERS.COM - Indiana University Athletics
CHICAGO - Indiana head men's basketball coach Tom Crean, along with Jordan Hulls, Verdell Jones III and Will Sheehey attended the annual Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Big Ten basketball in transition this season | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
1. Nobody is going to touch Ohio State during this Big Ten season. Nobody. Especially not during a season when there's been so much turnover elsewhere in the conference.

Past three seasons not a factor for IU basketball | Sports | Indiana Daily Student
It has been the worst three-year span in the history of IU basketball. The IU men’s basketball team is 28-66 in the Tom Crean era. It is 8-46 in Big Ten play during that three-year period. On top of that, the Hoosiers are 1-26 in Big Ten road games under Crean.

Zeller brings Indiana new offensive strategy | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Indiana's basketball teams in recent years haven't had to worry much about passing the ball inside. The big players they had, guys such as Tijan Jobe or Bawa Muniru, looked better getting off the bus. IU's offense was more guard-oriented and frontcourt players were dominated by opposing big men.

Veteran IU has higher expectations | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN
The preseason publications predict Indiana will improve. Some have the Hoosiers as high as sixth in the Big Ten. IU guard Verdell Jones III, for one, is thinking bigger.

NCAA panel approves major scholarship rules changes - ESPN
On Thursday, the Division I Board of Directors approved a package of sweeping reforms that gives conferences the option of adding more money to scholarship offers, schools the opportunity to award scholarships for multiple years, imposes tougher academic standards on recruits and changes the summer basketball recruiting model.

Video Interview Compilation from Media Day: Inside the Hall
ITH has original interviews from their time at Big Ten Basketball Media Day. Including Interviews with Tom Crean, Will Sheehey, Verdell Jones and Jordan Hulls. 

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