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Maybe It's Time for Knight to Take a Hike

November 28, 1987

Last week was not the best of times for the once-proud Big Ten.

First, Ohio State President Edward Jennings dismisses football Coach Earle Bruce with all the class and finesse of a bull in a china shop. Then, when he tries to justify his actions, it's like a scene from a Marx Brothers' comedy.

Then we have the talented, but arrogant, Bobby Knight. In baseball, it's three strikes and you're out. The Indiana coach has had three swings--hitting a Puerto Rican policeman during the 1979 Pan American games, throwing a chair during the Indiana-Purdue game in the 1984-85 season, and now the forfeit to the Soviets. If Indiana University puts integrity above winning, Knight can keep on walking.

BILL LOWER

Seal Beach

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