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IU Basketball Among Top Three Most Valuable Programs

A recent study published by The Wall Street Journal ranked Indiana Men’s basketball the third most valuable program

The final ESPN-USA Today Coaches poll ranks the IU Men’s Basketball team 13th. IU Athletic Director Fred Glass hopes this year’s success carries into the next season.

Coming off a Sweet Sixteen season and five top recruits coming to Hoosier basketball in the fall, IU has already been ranked number one in some preseason pools.

IU Athletic Director Fred Glass credits IU coach Tom Crean for the team exceeding expectations this past season.

“My expectation is that everyone should enjoy this because regardless of how it rolls out over time,” Glass says. “The fact that Indiana University is pre-season number one in half a dozen national polls is a great tribute to what’s been built up and they’ll be increased expectations coming along with that, but that’s how we want it to be at Indiana University.

“We measure success in national championship banners and we want the pressure and we’ll be comfortable being the hunted,” he says.

Along the success on the court, Glass says the IU basketball brand is still relevant nationwide off the court. A recent study published by The Wall Street Journal ranked Indiana Men’s basketball the third most valuable program with an estimated franchise value of more than $130 million.

The 20 Most Valuable Division I Men’s College Basketball Programs:
1. Louisville – $211.5M
2. Kansas – 146.0
3. Indiana – 130.8
4. Ohio State – 120.3
5. Arizona – 110.4
6. North Carolina – 109.8
7. Duke – 105.9
8. Virginia – 97.6
9. UNLV – 88.4
10. Minnesota – 87.9
11. Wisconsin – 87.7
12. Wake Forest – 87.3
13. Syracuse – 82.7
14. Kansas State – 77.6
15. Maryland – 77.1
16. Kentucky – 73.7
17. UCLA – 73.5
18. Purdue – 73.2
19. Missouri – 67.6
20. Northwestern – 66.0

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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