Tag Archives: Bob Knight

Indiana Basketball – why do IU fans torture themselves by continuing to watch?
March 10, 2021

Why do I watch every Indiana game from start to finish? Indiana fans are among the most ardent in college basketball.  After a monotonous and historic run of mediocre basketball, Hoosiers still block out two-plus hours of their lives to watch.  No matter the opponent, stakes, or apparent level of futility, we still show up wearing red […]

My favorite Indiana Basketball team – the 1981 NCAA Champions
March 23, 2020

As an Indiana University freshman in 1980-1981, I was treated to an uneven season of basketball from what will always be my favorite team. The beginning of the season was difficult to watch – the end was glorious.  The worst was a 66-60 loss to Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and the best was the national championship game against […]

Bob Knight’s return to Assembly Hall may have very little to do with him
February 5, 2020

So, I wrote yesterday about how I am no longer invested in former Indiana coach Bob Knight returning to Assembly Hall, and how being jerked around by Knight has grown tiresome.  The phone started ringing as soon as I published the post. On the other end of the phone for the rest of the morning […]

Whether Bob Knight comes back to Assembly Hall or not means nothing anymore
February 4, 2020

Rumors are circulating again that Bob Knight will be back at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. This time, I don’t care. Indiana fans have been down this road before.  Knight’s steadfast refusals to come back to the building where he coached for 29 years softened a little over the last 12 months, so people got excited about […]