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1 minute ago, Zlinedavid said:

"Which one?" can only be asked in two cases.  IU is one of two programs that 2 coaches have won more than 1 national title: McCracken and Knight, and UNC's Dean Smith and Roy Williams.

Branch was born in Monrovia.

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7 hours ago, Zlinedavid said:

Isn't Monrovia where Indycar's Gary Bettenhausen used to live?

Yes it is.  The Bettenhausen family has the distinction of having the most starts in the Indianapolis 500 without a victory. Tony Sr, Gary and Tony Jr had a combined 46 Indy 500 races.  A bit of trivia, in the ‘91 race, he was the fastest qualifier, but because he qualified on the second day he didn’t get the pole, Rick Mears got it.

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6 hours ago, SteveS said:

Yes it is.  The Bettenhausen family has the distinction of having the most starts in the Indianapolis 500 without a victory. Tony Sr, Gary and Tony Jr had a combined 46 Indy 500 races.  A bit of trivia, in the ‘91 race, he was the fastest qualifier, but because he qualified on the second day he didn’t get the pole, Rick Mears got it.

Remember that one well. My dad had cousins that were from Tinley Park, IL, where Tony Sr was from and very highly regarded.

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