The former front man for Margot & the Nuclear So And So’s—one of the most successful bands to come out of Indy in the 2000s—releases his first solo album this week. The album confronts the disease, lost love, and growing up Edwards has experienced since the group broke up.
Nearly two decades after Indiana University fired the iconic former coach, two years since his unceremonious departure from ESPN, and just months removed from Knight’s full-throated political endorsement of Donald Trump, Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim (a Bloomington native and noted Hoosier basketball fan) takes a long look at The General’s increasingly bizarre—and sad—legacy.
The proceeds from his line of T-shirts with the new print “Resist Fear, Assist Love” benefit nonprofits, and he’s kept the design copyright-free and available for anyone to reuse. Here, Russell reflects on the work he’s produced around Indianapolis and the world for the last two decades.