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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Listening for the Bob Knight echoes

By staff

Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- I'm sitting in the Assembly Hall media room, where former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight staged some memorable news conferences. I can still hear the four-letter words bouncing off the walls.

Anyway, I've arrived safely at Indiana, and I'll be starting my interviews with players at about 1:15 p.m. ET, so check back throughout the day for updates on quarterback Kellen Lewis, linebacker Matt Mayberry, safety Jerimy Finch and other Hoosier notables.

You'll be glad to know the new FieldTurf at Memorial Stadium looks impeccable after floods damaged the pitch this summer. The construction of the north end-zone facility also is coming along, and the new stands and a 24,000-square-foot weight room will be ready for the 2009 season. I also took a walk across the Assembly Hall court, just in time to see Hoosiers 7-foot center Tijan Jobe rock the rim during an individual workout.

A couple of league notes to pass along.