Crean: IU-Purdue rivalry should be protected

Tom Crean only got to Purdue once in his first year as coach at Indiana, and he doesn’t think that should ever be the case again.

Crean was asked on Monday’s Big Ten teleconference if he supports the idea of protecting rivalries, ensuring that with certain series were played twice every season. He unsurprisingly answered in the affirmative.

“I think everybody should look at it,” he said. “Especially with Indiana and Purdue and a rivalry that’s gone decade upon decade. I say that knowing we’re not in the same place they are as a program right now. I think that should always be a two-game series.”