First exhibition will be against Franklin

From J.D. Campbell:


Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that the Hoosiers will play their first exhibition game of the season at 7 p.m. on November 3 against nearby Franklin College.  The game will be shown on

“I think the more you can involve institutions from the area during the exhibition season, the stronger it makes both programs,” said Crean.  “We appreciate the efforts of Coach (Kerry) Prather and assistant coach Adam Martin (Bloomington South graduate), and are excited to have them on the schedule.”
The two teams will meet for the first time since the 1935-36 season.  IU holds a 7-0 advantage in a series which began on January 8, 1916. The contest will mark the Grizzlies’ first exhibition game with a modern NCAA Division I level program.
“We are very appreciative of Coach Crean’s generous invitation, and I applaud the fact that he has gone out of his way since coming to Indiana to engage the local small colleges to this extent. He is a class act building a solid program, and I am confident he is the right man to return IU basketball to a level of perennial national success.  I’m a big fan of the work he is doing with the Hoosiers,” Prather said.


  1. go to ebay or stubhub or the mean old man that stands in front of IU Credit Union will sell you an exhibiion ticket easy for 10 bucks!!! Good luck!

  2. I’m willing to stake my credibility on Franklin playing this Crean ‘coached’ team a lot closer than anybody would believe right now. I say the final score is <5 pt win, and maybe FC even has a chance to steal it at the end.

  3. That 4 guards post may be the dumbest yet. These games are always blow outs, and I don’t think Franklin has realistic expectations otherwise.

  4. J Pat–I’ve run across that old man as well…he thinks he can actually make a profit on IU football tickets! And, if you tell him (politely) that he’s crazy, he doesn’t exactly have a kindly old man response.

  5. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid IU fans — when you see how well Crean’s “coaching” looks like in the narrow win/stunning loss vs Franklin, maybe you’ll start to wake up.

  6. I saw 4tards and 11 other clowns climb out of this tiny, tiny car down by Dunn Meadow the other day. It was hilarious.

  7. I like grape, Dane liked cherry and my wife hates the stuff but will do lemonade. I am going to drink it until I look like a purple gorilla. Crean says Kool-Aid rocks! I raise my glass of purple passion to all the haters that have not given the man a chance, GO CREAN!!! GO IU!!!

  8. Why respond/mention you know who? Day after day after day after day. It ruins the blog. Ignore it.

    I have a great appreciation for all the effort that
    Coach Crean has made in rebuilding the Hoosiers’ basketball program. The progress has been remarkable, and I feel certain will continue. Go Hoosiers!

  9. Franklin is horrible. It is actually pretty funny people actually believe the wanna be is me sometimes.
    It is pretty obvious which posts are really mine.

  10. Actually, 4guards, what’s funny is the fact that people can’t tell.

    That should really give you an indication of how you come off on this blog, and how seriously people take what you say.

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