Some IU fans were hoping that today could be Bob Knight's long-awaited trip back to Assembly Hall. After buying a house in Bloomington, making an appearance at an IU baseball game, and joking about returning to the Hall during an event at The Bluebird in the last several months, things seemed to be pointing in the direction of a return. Plus, today's game was against his alma mater (Ohio State), so it felt like the stars were aligning.
Well... Knight did make an appearance at a college basketball game in Indiana - just not the one most were hoping for:
Marian AD Steve Downing played for Knight, so it's not like this trip is a surprise. However, given the rumors about today in Bloomington, some felt like a public appearance at a different university was trolling. Regardless, I'm not losing any sleep over it. I tweeted my take on the Knight situation earlier this afternoon: