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Former Hoosier Todd Jadlow Tells His Story of Bob Knight’s Abuse – VIDEO

Former IU Hoosier basketball player Todd Jadlow discusses his new book, “Jadlow: On The Rebound.”

Parts of the video cut out towards the end.

You can order his book by clicking here or on the book cover below.


Here is how the book is described:

“Todd Jadlow grew up in small-town Salina, Kansas and played college basketball at Indiana University for legendary coach Bob Knight. He played professional basketball for more than decade in the U.S., Europe and South America, basically playing basketball and partying his way around the world with cocaine and alcohol. His post-basketball career was successful too until it spun wildy under control. His drug and alcohol use was so bad that he got four DUIs in six months, including two in one day that sent him to jail for two years. He’s found his way now, and has been clean of drugs and alcohol now for nearly three years and travels the country speaking to students about his life, the things he’s done wrong and how he’s trying to live his life the right way now. Jadlow’s first-person life story will me you laugh, make you cry and make you shake your head in amazement at the crazy things that have gone on in his life. Jadlow tells of his time at Indiana playing for Bob Knight, detailed specifics about the physical abuse he took, including getting punched in the back of the end with a closed fist and being squeezed so hard that Knight left bruises on his side. He tells of a decade of partying while playing professional basketball throughout the U.S, Europe and Argentina. he party life with women and cocaine and near heart attacks will shock you. So will his wild spin out of control, where he drank and did drugs daily and became so depressed that he was ready to die. He got four DUIs in six month and two in one day on a crazy day in December of 2013. It was his last drink. Now Todd travels the country speaking to high school and college athletes, telling his story and doing what he can to help students one at a time to not travel down the road he went. Todd’s story is chilling, and a must-read for anyone who has ever had issues with drugs or alcohol, or had a friend or family member who’s gone through the same.”

Todd Jadlow alleges that Bob Knight did the following and states this in only just a partial list.

That Knight punched him in the back of the head with a closed fist during a walkthrough for an NCAA Tournament game against Seton Hall.
That inside a sideline huddle during a 1989 game against Louisville – the game when Sports Illustrated famously captured a photo of the coach pushing Jadlow back onto the court — Knight cracked a clipboard over Jadlow’s head.
That after an NIT game in New York City, an enraged Knight once dug his hands so deeply into Jadlow’s sides, he left bruises. Jadlow includes a picture of the bruises Knight left; “It’s weird because I never carried a camera,” he was telling me Friday over a Stromboli at Nick’s. “But I had this thought, ‘You know, if I ever write a book about my experiences, I want to have a picture of what he did to me.’ “
That Knight made a habit, with Jadlow and others, of grabbing players by the testicles and squeezing.
That Knight continually called Daryl Thomas a “(bleeping) p—–” and once instructed the managers to wallpaper Thomas’ locker with pictures of female genitalia. Knight also liked to throw tampons at Thomas, who took more abuse than anybody on Jadlow’s teams.
That on the flight home after the 1986 NCAA Tournament loss to Cleveland State, Knight tore up the plane and ultimately grabbed Thomas by the neck and shook him violently.
That Knight made sport of Jadlow’s facial tic in front of the entire team; in the book, former IU teammate Mark Robinson wrote that Knight yelled at Jadlow, “If you don’t stop the (bleeping) twitching, I’m going to throw your ass out of here.”
That during a practice, Knight forced Dean Garrett and Keith Smart to run hours of sprints while barking like dogs since they were, in his words, “playing like (bleeping) dogs.”

Bob Knight and his cursing prowess is spotlighted(with beeps)in this video at the beginning.

Neil Reed was choked by Bob Knight in this now infamous video. Reed, 36, November 29, 1975 – July 26, 2012, died of a massive heart attack, fellow faculty members at Pioneer Valley High School told the Santa Maria Times. The Nipomo, Calif., resident had difficulty breathing and was taken to an area hospital where he went into cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

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A History Lesson – 10 Teams You Should Know When Picking Your NCAA Bracket

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Let’s look at some historical numbers and how they apply to the big dance in March.

There have been 78 NCAA title winners since 1939 (no matter what North Carolina tells you with their Helms Trophy banners hanging in the rafter, or Kansas for that matter)  and only 10 teams have 49 of those 78 National Titles.  Over half. 10 teams have 49 of the available 78 titles, leaving just 37 that weren’t won by this exclusive group. If you add Oklahoma A&M(2), San Francisco(2), Cincinnati(2), and NC State(2) that leaves 56 of the 78 teams.

If you add teams that have little to no chance of repeating the number is shrunk to 65 of the 78 titles. The teams we can remove are: CCNY, LaSalle, Holy Cross, Utah, Wyoming, Stanford, Loyola Illinois(they gave is all a ride this year), Marquette, California, and UTEP

Now we have a remaining 4 teams that could repeat for the FIRST time.

Michigan, Arizona, Arkansas, Syracuse.

Of these teams in 2017-2018, Only Arizona and Michigan seriously have a chance at winning it all.

Arizona and Arkansas have been eliminated. Syracuse eliminated Michigan remains.

For fun, Let’s look at National Titles by Conferences:

Pac-12 – 15

ACC – 15

SEC – 11

Big Ten – 10

Big East – 8

Independents – 6

Missouri Valley Conference – 4

Big 8 – 2

Metro – 2

West Coach Conference – 2

Big 12 – 1

Big West – 1

New York Conference – 1

Mountain States Conference – 1

American Conference – 1

Now let’s look at the breakdown of the exclusive 10 teams that have 49 of the 78 titles and where they are moving into March Madness.


UCLA has a total of 11 titles

1964, 65, 67-73, 1975, 95

UCLA(21-11) is an 11 seed in the east playing St. Bonn. in the play-in game. The winner gets Florida and then potentially Arkansas or Purdue.



Kentucky has 8 National Titles

1948, 49, 51, 58, 78, 96, 98, 2012

UK is 24-10 after winning the SEC tourney. The Cats are the 5 seed in the south playing Davidson in Idaho(the south?). A potential second game against the Arizona Wildcats and the #1 player in the draft looms large for our young Cats. If we were to win that game a potential match up against the overall #1 seed, Virginia, awaits. Winning the SEC tourney gets you the top 4 seed and the top 1 seed. Thanks NCAA.

Kentucky: OUT


North Carolina has 6 National Titles in 1957, 82, 93, 05, 2009 and 2018.

North Carolina is 25-10 and is the media darlings thus getting them a 2 seed in the West playing their first two games in North Carolina(the west?).  If they get past Lipscomb, they get a match up with Texas A&M and then a game against Michigan could await the Tar Heels.

North Carolina: OUT


Indiana has won 5 National Titles in 1940, 53, 76, 81, and 1987.

Indiana is OUT of the NCAA tournament following another terrible season.


Let’s all enjoy their “One Shining Moment” from just a few seasons ago when they were the #1 seed overall and failed to reach the elite 8. They have NEVER advanced past the Sweet 16 with Tom Crean.

Indiana: OUT


Duke has won 5 National Titles in 1991, 92(I still hate Laettner), 2001, 2010, 2015

Duke is 26-7. Duke is the 2 seed in the Midwest. Duke could play either Oklahoma or Rhode Island in their second game with a potential re-match with Michigan State the following game. Duke, Michigan State and Kansas all sit in this bracket with a chance of only one of these teams advancing to the Final Four.

Duke: OUT


UCONN has 4 National Titles in 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2014

UCONN failed to make the NCAA tournament after an abysmal season.

Connecticut: OUT

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Kansas has won 3 National Titles.

1952, 88, 2008

Kansas finished the season 27-7 winning both the Big 12 regular season title and the conference tourney title. Because, Kansas. They are the #1 seed in the Midwest. One of the greatest traditions of March Madness is watching Kansas each year lose early to a team you haven’t heard of. They play Penn in the first game. Then a match up between either NC State or Seton Hall awaits them next. That game could be interesting. The bottom part of their bracket has New Mexico State, Auburn and Clemson.

Kansas: OUT


Louisville has 3 National Titles.

1980, 86, and *2013(VACATED)

Louisville failed to make the tournament and will play in the NIT after 1st year coach David Padgett coached Rick Pitino’s players. Let’s all remember their “One Shining Moment” from 2 season ago season.

Louisville: OUT


Michigan State has 2 National Titles.

1979 and 2000

Michigan State is 29-4 and is the 3 seed in the midwest. First round game has them playing Bucknell with a second round game against TCU, Syracuse or Arizona State. This is a tough part of a bracket for a Spartan team that has the pieces to make a deep run.

Michigan State: OUT

Villanova is 3-4 and is the #1 seed in the east. A second game has them playing either Virginia Tech or Alabama. That could be a tough match up for Villanova no matter who they get. The bottom part of their bracket includes Wichita State and the crazy wife, Murray State and West Virginia. Purdue in the #2 seed in this region.

Villanova: IN

Michael White from Jesuit's Class of 1995 is the new head basketball coach at the University of Florida. He was the head coach at Louisiana Tech before replacing Billy Donovan in Gainesville.

Michael White from Jesuit’s Class of 1995 is the new head basketball coach at the University of Florida. He was the head coach at Louisiana Tech before replacing Billy Donovan in Gainesville.

Florida has won 2 National Titles with Billy Donovon. Their new coach is this Mike White.He has done a good job at Florida so far, but, might be removed from this list in a few years moving them into the “San Fransisco” level of teams with 2 titles.

2006, 2007

Florida is 20-12 and is the 6 seed in the East. Florida can beat anyone in the country if they shoot the ball well.

Florida: OUT

So, of the 10 teams with 49 of the 78 titles that are recently in the mix to get another one and 8 remain.

UCLA, UK, UNC, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, Florida and Villanova : IN the tourney with only Villanova remaining

UPDATED SWEET 16: UK, Duke, KU, Villanova

UPDATED FINAL 4: Kansas and Villanova

UPDATED TITLE GAME: Villanova and Michigan

Villanova comes from the list of 10 while Michigan was one of the teams with a real chance to get #2.

Since 2003 only Syracuse has won outside of this exclusive group.

2015 Duke (35-4) Mike Krzyzewski 68-63 Wisconsin Indianapolis, Ind.
2014 Connecticut (32-8) Kevin Ollie 60-54 Kentucky Arlington, Texas
*2013 Louisville (35-5) Rick Pitino 82-76 Michigan Atlanta, Ga. (VACATED)
2012 Kentucky (38-2) John Calipari 67-59 Kansas New Orleans, La.
2011 Connecticut (32-9) Jim Calhoun 53-41 Butler Houston, Texas
2010 Duke (35-5) Mike Krzyzewski 61-59 Butler Indianapolis, Ind.
2009 North Carolina (34-4) Roy Williams 89-72 Michigan State Detroit, Mich.
2008 Kansas (37-3) Bill Self 75-68 (OT) Memphis San Antonio, Texas
2007 Florida (35-5) Billy Donovan 84-75 Ohio State Atlanta, Ga.
2006 Florida (33-6) Billy Donovan 73-57 UCLA Indianapolis, Ind.
2005 North Carolina (33-4) Roy Williams 75-70 Illinois St. Louis, Mo.
2004 Connecticut (33-6) Jim Calhoun 82-73 Georgia Tech San Antonio, Texas

History has a way of repeating itself, who is it going to be?

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Indiana, Really? Win A Blow Up Of A Shot In December? (Plus Hilarious One Shining Moment Video)

Well, ok then, they hit a shot in December. But, we all know what happened in the Sweet 16 in March on our way to our 8th National Title…

IU was the favorite going into the tourney in 2013 and they did have their “One Shining Moment” (WARNING: BLEEPED OUT BOB KNIGHT CURSING)

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