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Knight at Bethel this Friday

4/15/2013

 

Legendary Basketball Coach and ESPN Analyst Bobby Knight will speak at Bethel this Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena on the school's McKenzie campus.

Knight currently serves as a basketball analyst for ESPN. He retired as the winningest coach in NCAA history with 902 wins-mostly coming at Indiana University and Texas Tech University. He also coached at West Point.

While at Indiana, Knight led his teams to three NCAA championships, one National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship, and 11 Big Ten Conference championships. He received the National Coach of the Year honor four times and the Big Ten Coach of the Year honor eight times. In 1984, he coached the USA men's Olympic team to a gold medal, becoming one of only three basketball coaches to win an NCAA title, NIT title, and an Olympic gold medal.

Coach Knight was one of college basketball's most successful and innovative coaches, having perfected and popularized the motion offense. He has also been praised for running clean programs (none of his teams were ever sanctioned by the NCAA for recruiting violations) and graduating most of his players.

The event will serve as an athletic fundraising event to ensure the continued growth of the 30 Bethel athletic programs. This past year these programs involved the university providing over 800 students an opportunity to earn a top notch college education as a student athlete.

Tickets can still be purchased in the Bethel University Bookstore, via phone at (731) 352-6445.  Fans can pay by cash or check. Most credit cards will also be accepted.

Ticket prices include: Floor seats-$125(includes seat at table with meal), Chairback Seats-$20, Bleacher Seats-$10, Student Bleacher-$5

For more information call Myra Carlock at (731) 352-4090, or Brad Chappell at (731) 352-6432.