@indianastate #LarryBird December 23


My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: Indiana State University

Location: Terre Haute IN

Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university located in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. It was founded in 1865 and has four different names since it was founded.

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The athletic teams at ISU have a unique nickname in Sycamores. In 1921 a contest was held to pick a name for the athletic teams at what was then called the Indiana State Normal School.

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Until this time, the term “Fighting Teachers” was frequently used in press accounts of athletic contests. In January 1922, it was announced that the name Sycamores had won a popular vote of the student body. Indiana State University has used this team name ever since.

The greatest Sycamore athlete of all-time is Larry Bird.

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I never knew Larry Bird played in a baseball game for Indiana State. Read the link below:

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2015/05/04/larry-birds-college-baseball-career-included-lofty-batting-average/26884387/

Larry Bird Even Was Clutch In Only College Baseball Game He Ever Played

 

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