March Madness is a great time of year. This month we will share some blogs related to basketball, teaching and students-athletes. We hope you enjoy!
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  1. “Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.”
  2. “When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want they bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass!”
  3. “People want national championship banners. People want to talk about Indiana being competitive. How do we get there? We don’t get there with milk and cookies.”
  4. “Everybody hears, but few listen.”
  5. “If I came in to recruit your son, I would tell you, your wife and your son that I will be the most demanding coach your son can play for.”
  6. “Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.”
  7. “I don’t think I have ever been out of control.”
  8. “We just got our ass beat by a much better team. It happens once in a while. Does every team win every game?”
  9. “Son, my name isn’t Knight to you, it’s Coach Knight or it’s Mr. Knight. I don’t call people by their last name and neither should you.”
  10. “If the NBA was on channel five and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel four, I’d watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy.”
  11. “The key is not the ‘will to win’…everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”
  12. “You don’t play against opponents; you play against the game of basketball.”
  13. “If I were in charge I’d drug test all you sons of b****es [Indiana University students], not just the athletes.”
  14. “I don’t have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.”
  15. “Failure, to me, is not having the desire to try. Having the desire to try
    is in its own way success.”
  16. “All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.”
  17. “I’ve never predicted anything. All I have ever said is, that we will do the very best we can.”
  18. “Discipline: doing what you have to do, and doing it as well as you possibly
    can, and doing it that way all the time.”
  19. “I want a persistent player, not the consistent player. I want a team that
    is persistent, unyielding, enduring, staying with something despite
  20. “There isn’t anything, except for my family, that I think about more than I
    do basketball.”
  21. “There are times when my passion for basketball led me into confrontations that I could have handled a lot better. I’ve always been too confrontational, especially when I know I’m right.”
  22. “A motivator isn’t always the guy who just pats you on the ass. He’s the guy
    who kicks you in the ass occasionally.”
  23. “I once told a guy I would like to have carved on my tombstone, ‘He was
    honest, and he didn’t kiss anybody’s ass.'”
  24. “I’m an unemployed teacher right now and I’m looking for a place to teach.”
  25. “I don’t intend to retire.”

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