Indiana’s Tom Crean defends decision to end Kentucky series

Tom Crean - photo by Michael Conroy | AP
Tom Crean - photo by Michael Conroy | AP

is content playing one game a season in Indianapolis — just not two.  One week after announced it would not renew its contract with because of a dispute over where the rivals should play, Crean explained the reason for the split: The games belong on campus.  “First off, someone asked me do you not want to play neutral sites? We have neutral sites,” Crean told reporters Tuesday night before meeting with at Lucas Oil Stadium. “When the Crossroads Classic came in, that became something that was going to be locked in every year. Even though it’s in Indianapolis, it’s a neutral site. It’s not a home site. You always want to have the ability to play in exempt tournaments. We’ve done that in the past. We have it this year, playing in New York. So there’s three right there.”

 

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