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Bob Knight to be inducted in Indiana U. Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by brettwatson, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Bob Kravitz on IU inducting Bob Knight into it's Hall of Fame.....Think the General will show up?
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I think he just might. As Kravitz said, nine years is a lot of water under the bridge and the people at IU he despised are all gone. So why pass up a trip back and all that adulation?

    As an IU grad, however, I'm disappointed that Knight is in the same HoF class as legendary soccer coach Jerry Yeagley. As if Yeagley and IU soccer didn't live in the basketball shadow enough while he was coach, now he's gotta share his induction with Knight.
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Yeagley should have been in the year after he retired.

    Guy was nothing but class at IU.
  4. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Yeagley deserves to be in the Hall of Fame for the man he is, before the coach he was.

    Knight deserves to be in the Hall of Fame for the coach he was, before the man he is.

    Still, love 'em both! Go Hoosiers!!!!
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    In his sport, Yeagley was every bit the coach Knight was.

    He just wasn't a prick about it.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Yeagley was a class act indeed, IU soccer was my first beat and he couldn't have been more accommodating. He started soccer at IU as a club sport and knew from day one how important it was to treat the student reporters like gold.

    If he had been a douchebag, who knows, maybe I'd have been turned off on sportswriting and chosen a different path. So thanks for nothing, coach.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    When soccer played its final four in Richmond from 1995-98, I jumped on that beat because it kept me away from covering football. Jerry Yeagley was one of the first coaches I met (I actually went to IU 3-4 times to cover games - papers had money then) and he was my ace in the hole all four years. Always returned calls, always willing to chat, turned me on to lots of good stories.
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    The scenario I could see happening: He does come back, warm and fuzzy feelings for all at the beginning, and then he ruins it during his induction speech.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Stoney, he will bury himself upside down so you can kiss his ass!
  10. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    I think he'll go back. He may have despised the people, but Knight loves Indiana.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I will bet you putting Yeagley in the same year was not an accident. I'm sure seeing him honored is an inducement to get Knight to show up for his own ceremony.
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