Talking Big Ten Hoops

Nov. 1, 2004

The Big Ten Conference men’s basketball braintrust gathered in Chicago yesterday for the league’s annual media day. It’s the 100th season of Big Ten hoops and there were probably 100 or more topics of conversation including the fact that 2004-05 will be Gene Keady’s last at Purdue.

Steve Alford was asked his favorite Keady story.

“I had committed to play at Indiana after my sophomore year of high school, and he had my father and I come over and work at his basketball camp,” Alford said. “So here’s a kid who has committed to his in-state rival, and he has my father and I come to his basketball camp. I think that shows the kind of class he has, and that was a great honor for my dad and me.”

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