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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.

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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 To Know When Picking Your Bracket

 

(We removed Florida this year and replaced them with Villanova taking the list from 11 to 10.)

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

There have been 79 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 11 teams have 52 of those 79 National Titles.  Over half. 10 teams have 50 of the available 79 titles, leaving just 27 that weren’t won by this exclusive group. If you add Oklahoma A&M(2), San Francisco(2), Cincinnati(2), Florida(2) and NC State(2) that leaves 19 teams that have won a title.

That leaves us with Oregon, CCNY, LaSalle, Holy Cross, Utah, Wyoming, Stanford, Loyola Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Georgetown, UNLV, Syracuse, Marquette, Arkansas, California, Maryland, Texas Western and UTEP.

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 – 2

Now let’s look at the breakdown of the exclusive group of 11 teams that 52 of the 79 titles come from…

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UCLA has a total of 11 titles

1964, 65, 67-73, 1975, 95

UCLA DID NOT make the tournament this year.

UCLA: OUT

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Kentucky has 8 National Titles

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

UK is the 2 seed in the midwest with possible match-ups of Seton Hall(who beat us early in the season), and rematches of Kansas or North Carolina.

Kentucky: IN

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North Carolina has 6 National Titles in 1957, 82, 93, 05, 2009 and 2018. (Still waiting for a couple to be vacated)

North Carolina is is the 1 seed in the Midwest with a possible match up of Washington in the second round, Auburn or Kansas in the sweet 16 and Kentucky in the elite 8. Tough road for the Tar Heels.

North Carolina: IN

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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

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

Duke is the #1 seed overall. They went 3-3 without Zion, but, being Silver Spoon U. those games don’t count;) Yes, they are good, we get it, but, their inability to shoot from 3 could be what ends their run. Another game against Virginia Tech could meet them in the Sweet 16, along with possible match ups with LSU or Maryland. Michigan State is their 2 seed.

Duke: IN

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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 is the 4 seed with the other Blue Bloods of Kentucky and North Carolina. This is not a vintage Kansas team and their first game is against Northeastern. Kind of sounds like a Bill Self upset special?

Auburn could await them in game two, and then a possible match up with North Carolina in the Sweet 16.

Kansas: IN

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Louisville has 3 National Titles.

1980, 86, and *2013(VACATED)

Louisville is the 7 seed in the East with their first game against the Minnesota Fighting Little Ricky Pitinos. Thank you NCAA. Game two would be against Michigan State. LSU or Maryland would be next. Not an easy path for lil bro. We are counting them out.

Louisville: OUT

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Michigan State has 2 National Titles.

1979 and 2000

Michigan State is the 2 seed in the East with possible games against UL, Minnesota, LSU and Maryland before they become America’s team in playing Duke in the Elite 8.

Michigan State: IN

Villanova is the 6 seed in the South with St. Mary’s, Purdue, Cincinnati, and Tennessee as possible match-ups before getting to the 1 seed Virginia. Never count them out.

Villanova: IN

 

We removed Florida from the list this year. From 11 teams to the 10.

So, of the 10 teams with 50 of the 79 titles who remains with a real chance to win it all?

UK, UNC, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, Villanova

Perhaps Gonzaga is the only team that has zero titles that has a real chance at winning it all.

And we don’t see any team from the group that has 1 titles with a real chance of getting their second. (Ohio State, Wisconsin, Marquette, Maryland)

Florida is the only team with 2 who could make a run.

Since 2003 only Syracuse and Florida have won titles outside of this list.(We removed Florida from the 10 this year and replaced them with Villanova)

2018 Villanova

2017 North Carolina

2016 Villanova

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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