Chris and Matt discuss their top 5 lists for top iubb players since Bob Knight was fired.
…. Joshua Wooden was John’s father and the father to John’s 5 siblings. The same father who lost his farm during the Great Depression. In 1936, when John’s first child was born, Joshua gave his the following poem to live by… the same poem that my departing friend gave to me as his parting gift. And on my first Father’s Day, this poem means just as much to me as it did to Joshua Wooden, his son John, and each of Coach Wooden’s players.
#1. An Improved Record In February and March
Over the last 6 seasons Indiana had a combined record of 40-36 during February and March. Notice that this record does not include Tom Crean’s first 3 seasons in which IU went an abysmal 3-29 during February and March. Even the #1 ranked 2012-13 team took 5 of their 7 losses in February and March. But Indiana fans can expect an improved record down the toughest stretch of the season when teams wrap up conference play and enter conference tournaments and post season play.
Indiana is known as mecca when it comes to basketball gymnasiums. From holding 13 of the nations 14 largest high school gyms, to Assembly Hall’s fabled 5 banners, to Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse being the only gym in the nation that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. But truth be told, a small and intimate gym in Knightstown, Indiana might be the most charming gym of them all.