Scott interviews Dawn Knight, an author and English teacher who recently wrote a book about an IU football legend. The title of the book is "Race and Football in America - The Life and Legacy of George Taliaferro".
Dawn Knight is an English teacher at Westfield High School in Westfield, IN, where she lives on a small horse farm with her husband and three kids. Knight met Taliaferro when she took his social work class at Indiana University. Later, having heard Taliaferro's story of breaking racial barriers both on and off the football field, as a star on Indiana University's undefeated 1945 football team and as the first black man drafted by an NFL team, she knew his story had to be told.
You can read more about the book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RPSX5S6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to discuss how sports have been affected by COVID-19, or the coronavirus, and how to prevent the spread and infection as well as why events must be canceled. COVID-19 has rippled through not only the NCAA and conference tournaments but also the recruiting calendar, particularly for the 2021 classes. Taylor and Nick break all of it down and discuss where Indiana was as a basketball team before the sports world came to a halt Thursday.
The duo also catch you up on what has happened in recruiting during the days leading up to a world without sports.
There will be more discussion about the specifics surrounding Indiana's season in a podcast later this week.
College basketball came to an abrupt end on Wednesday. We tried to talk through everything that's happened the last few days on this podcast. Be forewarned --- It's not terribly well-focused and there's not much actual basketball talk in it.
Thanks to everyone for listening throughout the season. We'll be back soon.
“Heard on the Hoosier” podcast for March 8, 2020 includes Culver Academy head coach Mark Galloway, the father of 2020 Indiana-signee Trey Galloway. Enjoyable as they come, we discuss a range of topics surrounding hoops in Indiana, as well as his take on his Trey’s game, Culver’s current situation heading into the Michigan City Regional Saturday, as well as opinions on Indiana head coach Archie Miller, who he thinks should win Mr. Basketball, and a lot more. Coach Galloway is incredible.
2020 Indiana-signee and Bloomington South senior Anthony Leal is the special guest, and continues to impress with the way he handles himself. A lot of recruits talk, Leal walks that out, which is evident in our 25-minute conversation. We discuss nerds, favorite teachers, JR Holmes, his teammates and their situation ahead of the Seymour Regional, the number could he potentially wear at Indiana, and more. I suggest a nickname, Anthony laughs at some of my “dad” jokes, and the personal side of Anthony comes out.
Indiana had a chance to hit a bunch of important benchmarks in their final regular season game --- 10 wins in conference, 20 wins on the season, an assured NCAA berth --- and failed to reach any of them. Now at 19-12 and the 11 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, the Hoosiers have some work in front of them. We talk about the disappointment with the way the regular season ended, which turns into a longer conversation about what exactly is going on with IU at the end of Year 3 of the Miller era. We then talk about the importance of the next couple of weeks to the overall health of the program, chat a bit about Indiana's place on the NCAA bubble, and discuss the Archie-Lunardi-Sesame Street faux controversy that's dominated the headlines the last couple of days.
After an impressive streak that saw Indiana win three of four and get back to .500 in conference, everyone was hoping for at least a split of two road games against Purdue and Illinois. That did not happen, and so we talk about the disappointment of the Purdue loss and the partial redemption that the Illinois loss provided. We also talk about the importance of the next two games, what IU needs to do to correct its situation, and give a brief overview of where the Hoosiers stand in the NCAA tournament picture.