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Last modified: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tom Crean public lecture at IU Auditorium on Sept. 23

September 22, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Athletics and the Indiana Memorial Union Board announced that IU Men's Basketball Coach Tom Crean will provide a free lecture on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the IU Auditorium. The free event is open to all Hoosiers fans including students and the general public. Before the lecture, a Pep Rally will be held at 7 p.m. in front of Showalter Fountain to celebrate the Cream and Crimson. IU fans are encouraged to attend both free events.

Tom Crean

IU Men's Basketball Coach Tom Crean

"It is especially an honor to have the opportunity to interact with the Hoosier Nation," says IU Men's Basketball Coach Tom Crean. "So much of the success of this program can be credited to their loyal support year in and year out."

"Union Board is thrilled to have Coach Crean as part of our lecture series again this year," says a member of the Union Board Lecture committee. "The event has been a huge success in the past. This is a great way to get the students excited about the upcoming basketball season."

At the pep rally and lecture attendees will have the opportunity to enter and win prizes which include an autographed team basketball, an autographed team football, courtside basketball tickets to the Nov. 12 home opener game, two tickets for the stadium club for the IU versus Akron football game, six free one-day parking passes for the IMU lot, gift certificates for the Tudor Room in the IMU, and several more items from campus venues. Additionally, anyone who attends the lecture will receive a coupon for a free drink at the IMU with the purchase of a food item.

The 2010-2011 Season will be the start of Coach Crean's third season at Indiana University. In his lecture, Coach Crean will discuss the upcoming basketball season, recruiting highlights, and his expectations for the program. The program will conclude with an extended question-and-answer session.

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