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OUTSIDE THE LINES - "BOB KNIGHT: BEYOND THE BRINK"

March 4, 2002

ESPN's award-winning investigative news series Outside the Lines will present a live, comprehensive profile of coach Bob Knight, viewing him through the eyes of those who played for him, coached with and against him, and covered him for the media in a one-hour special Sunday, March 10 at 10 p.m. ET. The show will reair later on ESPN2, Monday at 2 a.m.

The live Outside the Lines -- Bob Knight: Beyond the Brink, hosted by Bob Ley, will immediately follow the network's first original motion picture A Season on the Brink on Knight's 1985-86 Indiana University basketball team. Outside the Lines will feature behind-the-scenes footage on the making of the movie A Season on the Brink, as well as reviews of the film by movie critics.

Segments in Outside the Lines -- Bob Knight: Beyond the Brink will address issues such as the Knight persona, his coaching style, his use of profanity, his treatment of the media and by the media, and what changes we see or may expect as a result of his new job as head coach of Texas Tech.

Guests on Outside the Lines -- Bob Knight: Beyond the Brink include: Daryl Thomas and Ricky Calloway from Knight's 1985-86 Hoosier team; Kohn Smith, an assistant coach on that team; David Israel of the Chicago Tribune; Curry Kirkpatrick of ESPN The Magazine; Bill Benner of the Indianapolis Star, and ESPN's Digger Phelps, former Notre Dame coach who coached against Knight and plays himself in A Season on the Brink.

Outside the Lines -- Bob Knight: Beyond the Brink will also include a report by Mark Schwarz on Knight's treatment by the media (including SportsCenter), and a Steve Delsohn piece on Knight's 2001-2002 season at Texas Tech. Among those discussing the media's coverage of Knight are Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, Billy Reid of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Len Shapiro of the Washington Post, and syndicated sports-media columnist Norman Chad.