Austin Bagley
Mr. Lindgren
College Composition 2
March 26, 2010
Annotations
Indystar.com. “Bob Knight Former Indiana University Basketball Coach.” Indystar.com 2 Feb. 2008 29 Mar. 2010 <http://www.indystar.com/library/factfiles/people/k/knight_bob/knight.html> .
Summary: In the article indystar.com talks about Bob Knight and his coaching history ant the things that happened during the time that he was coach for three teams (Indiana University, Army, and Texas Tech). The article talks about how he won national championships with Indiana in 1976, 1981, and 1987. Much of the article talks about how Knight got in trouble for the way that he treated his players and people on his coaching staff and people outside of the coaching area. For example, in 1979 while in Puerto Rico as the U.S. team coach at the Pan American Games, Knight was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer during a dispute of the use of a practice gym. Knight was brought up on charges of many things throughout his years coaching. For example he got in trouble for attacking his assistant coach, and choking and punching IU’s long time sports information director. He was given a second chance after all of these things by Indiana University but he violated the rules he had to abide by and was fired from Indiana University on September 10, 2000. After that Knight found a job at Texas Tech where he coached until he resigned from coaching on January 1, 2007.
Evaluation: This article was published on February 4 2008. Most of the information in this article is presented in a timeline kind of fashion, because it starts by telling when Knight was a child and goes on to tell about his life throughout his years as a basketball coach and all the things that happened up until he retired in 2007. Most of the information looks like that it is just general information and there are no quotes from other people that are used in the article. One thing that is really good about this article is that it gives a good detailed description of what happened in is coaching career, and it gives good statistics as to how many wins he had as a coach and how many titles and major achievements he had.
Application: It is because there is good information as to what Bob Knight did as a coach (good or bad). It will also be a key factor for finding how many titles and wins that Bob Knight had as a coach. It will be a helpful source for the kinds of things that he did as a coach to his players and to other people, and the way that he treated people.

Bank, Jeff. Bob Knight Bio- Before Indiana. Ezinearticles.com 11 Feb. 2010 26 Mar. 2010 <http://enzinearticles.com/?Bob-Knight-Bio---Before-Indiana&id=3740323>
Summary: In this article by Jeff Bank, Bank talks on how Bob Knight became the great coach that he was. Bank talks about where Knight had his first coaching job at a high school in Ohio close to his hometown. Then after getting sick of coaching young people he joined the army and became a assistant coach there were he ended up coaching Mike Krzyewski who as a lot of people who know him as Coach K, who is the head coach for the Duke Blue Devils to this day. Then the author talks about how many games he has one as a head coach and how many he won at each school that he coached at which he coached at three schools, Army, Indiana, and Texas Tech. At the end of the article the author goes on to tell the readers on how he pretty much passed the torch of success down from him to Coach K, which is only like fifty games from passing the all time winningest coach Bob Knight.
Evaluation: In this article Jeff Bank does a very good job at giving his information about Bob Knight in a very good chronological order, starting at his young ages when he played college ball at Ohio State University to when he finished his coaching career and all that happened in between. Another thing that is really good about how Bank wrote this article is how he used many statistics on where he was at and how many wins he had as a coach at that school. One thing about this article is that there are some spelling errors which makes me think a little bit but other than that the article is very good.
Application: I plan on using this article on our profile because it gives good statistics on where Bob Knight was at and how many wins he had at that certain school. This article will also be very good to use due to the information that there is on when Knight was young and even about when he played college ball for Ohio State which could be important information to use in our profile. All-in-all this article will be very useful because of the good information on Bob Knight and how he was such an accomplished coach.

Nicole Richardson
Mr. Lindgren
College Composition 2
March 28, 2010

Annotations
Shiffman, Stuart. “KNIGHT: My Story.” Bookreporter.com 27 Mar. 2010. http://www.bookrep orter.com/reviews/0312311176.asp
Summary: This review “KNIGHT: My Story,” is of the book which has the same title. It talks about how Bob Knight and his three decade career was the subject of many people’s well known books, reports, and articles. It is also stated that Knight offers a humorous view on things that quite a few people may be surprised in. The review talks about the huge success that he had too, but most of all it talks about his basketball philosophy and some of his views on the game. Control and confidence are a huge part of Knight’s coaching philosophy. It also states some of the things he likes and things he doesn’t like in the game of basketball, such as the shot clock. Shiffman also talks about how that in the book, Knight could recall some of the things that happened in his life so well and most of the incidents that we all know of are just a blur to him and not much is said about them. “The Bobby Knight of KNIGHT: My Story is a man who strongly admires and respects tradition, loyalty, and other valuable character attributes.”
Evaluation: The review by Stuart Shiffman is a short piece that will tell people what the book is about. He refers to Knight’s success, philosophy, some of Knight’s personal views, and some of the things that have happened to Knight leading up to his retirement in 2007. He gives some detailed information but does not give away everything that the book has to offer. Shiffman isn’t trying to persuade anybody to read the book or not read the book; he said, “Knight haters will ignore the book, while Knight fans will devour it. Neither camp will be moved from their passionate positions.”
Application: This will be a very helpful piece of information not only for the section dealing with Knight’s basketball philosophy but also some of the other sections, dealing with the history leading up to his success and retirement, and Knight’s success. I am going to use this review as part of my research for our profile on Bob Knight as it covers lots of pertinent information.

Nichols, Hans S. “Coach Bob Knight Rises to Fight Again.” Findarticles.com 27 Aug. 2001. 26 Mar. 2010. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_32_17/ai_77812369/pg_2/?tag =content;col1
Summary: In this article Nichols starts off by talking about Knight’s coaching philosophy and that it was one of hard work and discipline, and that many people would rather judge Knight on his competitiveness rather than even look at his successes. The article goes on to talk about the successes of Knight over the years. Then Nichols starts talking about some of the more well known mishaps with some of the players. There were only a few that came out and complained to the media, many of them didn’t. Most of Knight’s players benefitted from being involved in his basketball programs, the graduation rate of his teams was 98 percent, which is outstanding for a Division I basketball program. Throughout the article there is comparisons to people in the education department, and how their passion for academics is like Knight’s passion for the game of basketball. At the end it is stated “One school’s loss is another school’s win.”
Evaluation: I believe that Hans’ main focus in writing this article was to show just how powerful and well known Knight really is. He talks about many different aspects of Knight’s career and how he was successful in the way he continued to do things. In the article Hans uses other people to compare Knight to, which might’ve given people a different perspective on him. One of the huge topics in this article was Knight versus the education departments of the schools he was in, even though he was graduating his players at 98 percent; this topic was covered very thoroughly in this article.
Application: This article by Hans is going to be a very useful piece of information in writing our online profile. It gives good information on many different aspects and views of Bob Knight. It talks mainly about the part of his career when he was at Indiana and after he moved on.

Austin Bagley
Mr. Lindgren
College Composition 2
March 29, 2010
Annotations
Red Raider Head Coach Bob Knight. texastech.com 29 Mar. 2010 <http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/knight_bob00.html> .
Summary: In this article the author pretty much sums Bob Knight’s life up in an article. The whole article deals with the life of Bob Knight and on what he accomplished throughout his whole life. In the middle of the article the author goes to tell the readers when and who against coach Bob Knight and his players and Texas Tech won the game against New Mexico. This game became Knights 880th win in basketball which made him the winningest coach in Division I history, passing Dean Smith’s 879 wins. Coach Bob Knight went on to say at the 30 minute press conference that he dedicated this game to all the players that he coached and all the coaches that have coached alongside him. All throughout the whole article the author gives good statistics on what Bob Knight did, as it says that during Knight’s 29 years at coaching at Indiana, the Hoosiers wan an amazing 662 games, including 22 seasons of 20 or more wins, while losing but 239, a remarkable .735 winning percentage. In the end of the article the author of the article he talks about what he did in his personal life and where he graduated from and how many kids he had and things like that.
Evaluation: The article is all pretty much about facts and certain statistics that Bob Knight accomplished as a coach. The article is a really good article because of the fact that there are so many facts about Knights coaching career, and where he coached and the kind of win streak he had as a coach and the type of players that he coached and what the players accomplished under their head coach Bob Knight. The article is also very legitimate do to the fact that it is by the Texas Tech College and there is no spelling errors or anything that could lead it to being a bad article.
Application: By reading this article it was easy to see that I am going to use this piece of information to add to how successful Bob Knight was as a head coach in our profile on him. The article will help with the fact that the media and lots of people have a bad image of Knight because of what he has done to his players and coaches, but that does not help the fact that he was a great coach and a great leader. He had a great graduating percentage for his players and many of the players loved having him as a coach.


Nicole Richardson
Mr. Lindgren
College Composition II
March 30, 2010


Annotation
Puma, Mike. “Knight know for titles, temper.” ESPN.com 17 Mar. 2007. 29 Mar. 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/classic/bio/news/story?page=Knight_Bob
Summary: This article by Mike Puma does not just talk about the negative things, such as his hostile moments with referees, players, and reporters, people think about Bob Knight, but also the positive things, such as his accomplishments within his coaching career. The article starts out describing Knight as “Controversial and colorful, combustible and combative.” Next Puma talks about Knight beating Dean Smith’s record of 879 wins and coaching the gold winning team in 1984 Olympics. Knight’s college career at Ohio State and their successes are talked about briefly. The article then travels into the long list of hostile moments that Knight had while he was coaching basketball. In 2001, Indiana University came up with a “zero tolerance” policy for Knight, after that he became more reckless than ever. He was eventually fired and went on to coach at Texas Tech. Knight’s final record was 890-363.
Evaluation: While writing this article Puma did a great job in describing all sides of Knight, controversies and successes. He used different quotes to describe Knight, which shows that he had a very different personality and style of coaching. This article is based on mostly facts and on assumptions.
Application: This article will be a very good source for our profile on Bob Knight as it goes in depth about his successes and about how he treated other people. We didn’t have any articles specifically on his hostile moments, this article talks about that, even though it talks about other things, it covers them all really well.