IU basketball

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Speed Read: Romeo Langford

Freshman phenom or one-and-done?

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The Hoosierist: Our Bounty Of Counties

“Back in the early 1800s, when Indiana’s political map was drawn, that many counties seemed about right.”

Victor Oladipo dribbling a basketball
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Victor Oladipo’s Drive

“If y’all don’t respect the Indiana Pacers now, I have no respect for you.”

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How To Cheer For The NCAA Tournament If You Are One Of The Many Indiana Teams Not Involved In It

Don’t think of it as cheering for Purdue, but for the American space program. Do you hate the moon?

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Archie Miller’s Greatest Challenge

“Whether you do or do not talk to New Albany coach Jim Shannon, that’s not changing your chances of getting Romeo Langford,” one recruiting analyst says.

Bob Knight
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A Birthday On The Brink: Bob Knight At 50

“What the hell
 difference does it make?” says Knight. “So I’m 50.”

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Personal Foul: One-On-One With Bob Knight

“When did the sport coat give way to the sweater?” I asked. “Why did Bobby become Bob?” Questions hardly so nervy as to provoke the explosion that followed.

Illustration of a red chair laying sideways on an empty basketball court. Man (Coach Knight) is shown from the back walking out of the gym.
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Throwing In The Chair: What’s Up With Bob Knight?

“I do remember that he was swearing after we went off air,” recalls one of Knight’s former ESPN broadcast crew members. “Something or other was always pissing him off.”

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Former IU Players Take A Shot At Assessing Bob Knight’s Legacy

“When you have a guy who’s a genius, a lot of people don’t understand him,” says Lawrence Funderburke. “Not to excuse anything he’s done, but he thinks differently and he sees differently.”

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The DadBall Era: No Surprise, Butler Does It Again (and Again, and Again)

Bow down, Hoosier fans. National powerhouse Butler has THE Indiana basketball program.

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Video: Bob Knight Trolls Wolverines Fans at Michigan Trump Rally

“I went to Ohio State instead of one of your favorite schools,” Knight told the audience in Grand Rapids, which reacted with a hearty chorus of boos.

Larry Bird shooting with an illustration behind
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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 Replay: Reggie Miller, Steph Curry, and Tamika Catchings

Reggie Miller: I was a better shooter than Steph Curry.

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The Replay: Dick Vitale, IU, and Paul George

Dick Vitale turns on the disappointed-dad voice in critique of IU basketball.

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The Replay: Tom Crean, Wabash College, and Notre Dame

DePauw wanted to end Wabash’s six-game Monon Bell win streak. It didn’t go so well.