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After Larry Bird left Indiana University, he spent several months at home in French Lick.
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Larry Bird’s Greatest Shot Was The One He Didn’t Take

Forty years ago, Larry Bird passed on a chance at big-time basketball. The small-town star left Bob Knight’s IU team before a single game and returned home.

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The Old College Try

The playbook for understanding Oliver Luck and the NCAA.

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The Replay: Notre Dame, Paul George, and the NCAA

The Irish are fighting an uphill battle.

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The Replay: Ron Hunter, Purdue, and the Colts

Purdue falls—and so does former IUPUI coach Ron Hunter.

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The Replay: Butler Blue III, Pacers, and #BrackeTALLogy

Butler’s sickening Big East tourney loss.

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The Replay: Reggie Wayne, Pat McAfee, and Andrew Luck

The Colts part ways with a franchise great.

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The Replay: Paul George, Tamika Catchings, and Bob Knight

Thirty years ago this week, Bob Knight threw a chair. We remember.

Chairs on the floor in Assembly Hall are, needless to say, not going anywhere now.
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Flashback: Knight Explains Chair Toss (Twice) to Letterman

”Do you have any furniture at all left in your house?” the Indy-born TV host asked The General.

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The Naysayer: Happy Chair-tossing 30th Anniversary, Bob Knight!

Once he wasn’t coaching against Purdue anymore, my stance against Knight softened.

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Tweets of the Week: IU vs. Purdue

Via @jakequery: “Sub zero temps and IU/Purdue trading punches. I missed you, 1994.”

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The Replay: Boilers, Bob Knight, and Jim Irsay

Bragging rights go to Purdue.

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Can Tom Crean Coach? Four Experts Weigh In

“He surely understands what Indiana basketball means to the state,” says ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg. “And it looks to me like his players are having a blast playing for him.”

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The Naysayer: Here’s How IU Can Beat Purdue Tonight

Our resident Boiler booster has his broom ready for tonight’s Purdue-IU rematch.

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The Naysayer: Purdue’s Trip Down Memory Pain

Two legendary Purdue basketball players and two misses add up to a lifetime of heartache.

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Seeing Red: Will IU Basketball Fans Ever Like Tom Crean Again?

“Everybody’s expectations are the same—mine, Tom’s, Hoosier Nation, the players,” says Fred Glass. “Hang a sixth banner.”

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