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  1. Top coaches: Biggest surprises

    Myron Medcalf

    ESPN.com has decided to rank college basketball's top coaches. On Monday, Nos. 50-25 were announced. Some might think that a few coaches were too high or too low, and there were some surprises in this batch of rankings. Here are a few surprises fr...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Florida Gators, Indiana Hoosiers coach Tom Crean and Ole Miss Reb...

    Myron Medcalf

    The NCAA tournament is a pressure unlike any other. These players, teams and coaches are feeling it more than most.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  3. Big win for Minnesota; no panic for Indiana

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- After their fans had stormed the floor Tuesday night and they had answered the media's questions about Minnesota's first victory over a No. 1 team in nearly a quarter-century, the Golden Gophers continued their celebration in the locke...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. The old Christian Watford returns, maybe

    Myron Medcalf

    Throughout last summer, I talked to Tom Crean about Christian Watford's plans for 2012-13. All of our chats centered on Watford's offseason adjustments and tweaks. A 6-8 forward who'd considered the NBA draft after averaging 12.6 ppg and shooting ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  5. What could go wrong with the top five?

    Myron Medcalf

    The top five teams in our preseason rankings belong there. There are far more strengths than weaknesses for Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan and Kansas. Sure, there's always room for the unpredictable occurrences that could change any program'...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  6. Indiana should blame the process, not Lyles

    Myron Medcalf

    After Trey Lyles (a 6-8 forward from Indianapolis who's currently ranked seventh in the 2014 class by RecruitingNation) rescinded his verbal commitment to Indiana Tuesday, Tom Crean conveyed his frustration -- an emotion Hoosiers fans have shared in ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  7. Coach's Corner: Indiana's Tom Crean

    Myron Medcalf

    Indiana won three Big Ten games during the 2010-11 season. In the months leading up to the 2012-13 campaign, however, Tom Crean's program has been pegged as a favorite to win the national title. Crean talked to ESPN.com about next season's team, h...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  8. Crean says Luck and Zeller are similar

    Myron Medcalf

    Last week, the Indianapolis Colts made Andrew Luck the first overall pick in the NFL draft. By most accounts, the former Stanford star is the prototypical NFL quarterback. He's smart, versatile, strong and accurate. Jim Harbaugh, who coached Luck ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  9. With Cody Zeller back, Indiana team to beat

    Myron Medcalf

    Last season, Indiana fans believed. During the 2010-11 campaign, I traveled the state in pursuit of Hoosiers supporters as I compiled a feature story on Tom Crean. The program would finish 3-15 in the Big Ten that year. Not even close to a postsea...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  10. Thomas' return keeps OSU in Big Ten elite

    Myron Medcalf

    Until he misfired during a Final Four loss against Kansas (9 points), forward Deshaun Thomas had been the best player --- arguably -- on the Buckeyes' roster throughout the NCAA tournament. The left-hander's versatility fueled Ohio State's run to ...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  11. Jones injury a cruel twist on resurgence

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Sometimes, I hate sports. Not the competition but just the fact that one play, one moment, one awkward landing can ruin a season and ultimately erase years of hard work. In Verdell Jones' case, a freak injury ended his career Thurs...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  12. Indiana Hoosiers' Verdell Jones III out with ACL tear

    Myron Medcalf

    Indiana Hoosiers senior point guard Verdell Jones III is out for the season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday's first-round Big Ten tournament game.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  13. Tom Crean doesn't 'feel good' about Jones

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Crean gave reporters a brief update on Verdell Jones after the senior point guard suffered a severe knee injury in the first half of Indiana's 75-58 victory over Penn State in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday. ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  14. Lessons learned from Indiana's win

    Myron Medcalf

    What if? What if Tom Crean brings this team to the NCAA tournament? What if he can produce this effort beyond the walls of Assembly Hall? Indiana roughed up the Big Ten's bully, Michigan State, on Tuesday night during a 70-55 victory in the not...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  15. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    How many NCAA tourney bids will the Big Ten receive? Five seem safe at this point, but beyond that is anyone's guess -- especially after Illinois' home loss to Northwestern on Sunday. 1. Ohio State: The Buckeyes went to Madison and beat the Badger...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  16. Did Indiana's bandwagon fill up too soon?

    Myron Medcalf

    Perhaps it was all premature. All of the early praise heaped upon the Hoosiers -- by people like me -- seemed so right, so deserved. Tom Crean took over a program in shambles. Forget the legacy. The 2008-09 Hoosiers squad that Crean coached in ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012