Tag Archives: Bob Knight

Indiana Basketball – Bob Knight wishes IU bosses dead
March 10, 2017

My Dad was a guy who liked to say outrageous things, and then when people became upset he never understood, “Why are they worried what I have to say?” I would think, “Words have power.”  I wouldn’t say it because you didn’t poke the bear. Amusing himself and the people who shared his unique wavelength […]

Indiana Basketball – How does Tom Crean measure up in Big 10 & among past IU coaches?
February 28, 2017

Is Indiana’s mediocrity this season because of injuries or incompetence? Is it an inability to recruit Indiana high school stars or an inability of current players to invest in the process? Is it Tom Crean as a coach, Tom Crean as a recruiter, or a series of unpleasant and unlucky circumstances? All good questions that can be […]

Top 11 basketball coaches in Indiana hoops history
March 30, 2016

There may come a time when Frank Vogel, Mike Brey, Matt Painter, Chris Holtmann, and Tom Crean qualify to be listed among the all-time greats in a state that is well known for its love and mastery of basketball. But that day is not today. This list – like all lists – is imperfect.  Qualifying […]

Indy’s Morning Sports List – Top 9 things I would change about college basketball
December 1, 2015

College basketball is a great game.  The season is short so the results of every game are meaningful.  Players aren’t as adored and entitled (in most programs) as they are in pro sports.  Collaboration is rewarded.  The environments at arenas and gyms are electric.  What’s not to love? Well, there are plenty of changes I […]

Parents of college recruits and athletes need to continue to love and support their kids
May 27, 2015

by Kent Sterling College coaches are paid to win.  That’s where their priorities begin and end.  Just win, baby! Yes, coaches are also held accountable for metrics like graduation rates, NCAA compliance, and Academic Progress Rate, but the primary responsibility is to recruit, train, and motivate athletes to win.  Minus winning, jobs are lost, and […]

Indiana vs.Purdue – Tonight’s winner will earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament
February 19, 2015

by Kent Sterling Indiana vs. Purdue used to be something else.  Streets in Indiana emptied.  Kids were allowed to stay up past bedtime.  Gene Keady and Bob Knight matched wits and wills.  Knight brought a donkey onto the set of his TV as a replacement for the Purdue AD, and Keady profanely threatened campers who […]