Has Crean's team shown enough progress? (The Indianapolis Star)
Eh. Hutch does a couple of "man on the street" type interviews, and that was fairly balanced. But where were Hutch's efforts to take the pulse of the IU fanbase back when he was acting as Mike Davis's Baghdad Bob? Also,the headline (which I presume wasn't written by Hutchens) takes a nice shot at the criticism of "bloggers" without actually quoting any blogs that have stated their dissatisfaction with Crean.
Relax, Tom Crean still needs time, friends (Inside the Hall)
"Look, I think we can all agree that Indiana making the NCAA Tournament next season would be fantastic. But to say it will be "very problematic" if it doesn’t happen? I’m not buying it."
It's no rumor - Indiana needs to rebound (The News-Sentinel)
"In the meantime, Crean and his staff continue force feeding the players, with up and down results. Some days you have wins over Michigan, Pitt and Minnesota. Other days you have defeats to Loyola, Ohio State and Iowa. Tough-minded performances beget submissive play."
Charity, homecoming to highlight weekend for Illini basketball (The Daily Illini)
"(Indiana head coach Tom) Crean (will) have those guys pumped up," McCamey said. "They always play 110 percent and they’re going to be ready. They can compete and win games."
Hoosiers embark on tough road challenge (Indiana Daily Student)
"Less than two years into Crean’s restoration of the program, IU has posted just a 1-11 record in Big Ten road games and a combined 3-19 record in all games outside of Bloomington."
Hoosier Headlines for January 29, 2010.
By John M. IU