Tag: Indiana University

For Bobby Knight, a Basketball Legend, Baseball Provided a Comforting Coda

Luke Epplin answered a phone call two years ago. He didn’t recognize the Indiana number, but the voice on the other end of the line was unmistakable. “Luke,” the man said, “this is Coach Knight.” His voice had grown fainter, but the intimidating tenor of Bobby Knight, the former basketball coach, was still there. Epplin […]

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Bobby Knight, Basketball Coach Known for Trophies and Tantrums, Dies at 83

Todd Jadlow, a forward on the 1987 championship team, wrote in a 2016 memoir that, among other things, Knight cracked a clipboard over his head, squeezed his testicles and made players run laps while barking like dogs. But Jadlow stayed in the Indiana program and, after he wrote the book, told ESPN, “I still have […]

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Coach Bobby Knight on Why He’s So Unpleasant

Your book, “The Power of Negative Thinking,” presents what could be considered an anti-Pollyanna vision of the world. I have to agree that eternally optimistic positive thinkers are incredibly annoying. When I first started coaching, one of the worst things that I think I heard was “It will be O.K.” I would wonder, How the […]

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