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Crean excited for 2012-13 season

BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - On Saturday night Western Kentucky University dedicated the Stadium Club at L.T. Smith Stadium to former head coach Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie.

Harbaugh's son-in-law, Tom Crean, the head basketball coach at Indiana University, was on hand for the ceremony.

"It means a lot," Crean said. "I went recruiting in the morning and afternoon and was able to get in here to be here for this. Wouldn't have wanted to miss it, just to see the look on Jack and Jackie's face, and to see how proud my wife and our children are, it was awesome."

Crean is getting excited for the upcoming college basketball season. His 5th I.U. team figures to start the season as high as #1 in a few of the preseason polls.

"It's a great feeling, it's one where you just try to work everyday to make sure it's getting better," Crean said. "No one ever in the Harbaugh family, or I would hope people would look at me and say, no one ever sits back and just rests on what they're doing. There is no time spent that is wasted when it comes to building your program, trying to make sure your players are better. Trying to make sure you're moving everything forward. Putting family first really helps make that happen."

Hoosier Hysteria is set for October 12 in Assembly Hall, a national TV audience will be looking in on ESPNU. "I'm looking forward to the season," Crean added. "I love our workouts, I love being a part of that. I love watching how much our players get better. I don't miss those things, when we can be with our team getting them better, we're going to do it. You don't want to jump ahead, but at the same time, we all know when October 12th comes, we all know when November 9th comes, we all know when league play starts, so I'm excited for this team, without a doubt."

Sophomore center Cody Zeller will be a preseason first team All-American and figures to garner quite a bit of Player of the Year attention.

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