Ep. 7: Quinn Buckner on going into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Buckner (right) with coach Bob Knight and Scott May. [Photo: Indiana University]

Quinn Buckner was a spectacular athlete. He was a two-sport athlete at Indiana University, part of the 1976 undefeated team, and is one of three individuals to have a championship at every level.

This weekend, with family and friends sharing in the celebration, Buckner will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Missouri.

The ceremony will be emceed by Clark Kellogg, formerly of the Pacers, and Doug Gottlieb.

“As you move along this pendulum of life, it’s about memorable moments,” Buckner said about about this upcoming weekend. “And this will be one of the most memorable moments I’ve ever had athletically.”

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Topics Discussed:

  • What he expects this weekend to be like for him, and who will be there
  • Why he attended Indiana University
  • Why he chose basketball over football after two seasons
  • Where he got his hard-nosed mentality and tenacity from
  • Why he looks to mentor young Pacers players
  • What he thinks of this year’s team
  • And, whether he’s truly on Twitter

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