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Indiana prez, AD upset by player issues

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics, Fred Glass, talks about the upcoming football season during a press conference in Bloomington, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It's time for Hoosiers athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out.

On Wednesday, athletic director Fred Glass' annual football kickoff luncheon was upended by growing consternation over an 18-month series of legal issues involving football and men's basketball players. The most recent chapter occurred over the weekend when two basketball players were arrested for illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage, raising the ire of fans, administrators and McRobbie.

"I want to see the world-class accomplishments of our faculty and students celebrated, as well as the accomplishments of our student-athletes," McRobbie told the coaches Tuesday. "What I do not want to see is any more stories of repeated student misbehavior. They embarrass the university, they embarrass all of you in athletics and they are a complete distraction from our primary role as an educational institution. This misbehavior simply has to stop."

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