Hoosiers Tom Crean to be TV Guest Analyst for NCAA Tournament

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Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean will join CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2011 NCAA Tournament serving as a guest analyst in the Atlanta studio. Crean will join the studio team of host Matt Winer and analysts Seth Davis and Steve Smith, working the FIRST FOUR games on truTV on Wednesday, March 16 as well as the Second Round games on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, which will air across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.

So there you go- Hoosiers fan will actually have something to watch, and a rooting interest this week during March Madness. Well, something aside from rooting against Illinois and Purdue.

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Tom Crean: The Reason That Marquette Is In the Big East

The comparison between Marquette and Creighton works on a number of levels. Both schools have a Jesuit tradition with campuses that are located in urban areas. They also have been supported locally by alumni and a segmented passionate segment of their cities’ populations. There is a difference in population size between Omaha and Milwaukee, but there is also a discrepancy in the amount of options that exist to compete for the entertainment dollar in the two markets.

The disclaimer to this piece is that the blogger is a Marquette alumnus, but don’t hold that against the university. It was an oversight due to a clerical error. Tom Crean brings energy and enthusiasm to the Indiana Hoosiers program that must make John Mellencamp proud. It almost entices me to want to jump into a pick-up truck and start a riff on my acoustic guitar. The fact that he took on the challenge of rehabing the program in the immediate aftermath of Kelvin Sampson destroying it tells us he’s a master motivator.

By Patrick Herbert

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