Indiana's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on Indiana's Sports Rushmore are below:

Larry Bird (French Lick, Indiana State Sycamores) -
Bird led Indiana State to the 1979 NCAA Championship game before starring in the NBA with the Boston Celtics.

Bob Knight (Indiana Hoosiers) -
Knight led Indiana to three NCAA titles, 11 Big Ten titles, 24 NCAA Tournament appearances and five Final Fours.

Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts) -
The three-time NFL MVP was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 draft and was the Super Bowl XLI MVP.

John Wooden -
The three-time Indiana High School All-State player (won one state title) went onto become a three-time All-American at Purdue (won 1932 National Title) before coaching at Indiana State from 1946-48.

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Steve Alford (Indiana Hoosiers)
- 2-time All-America selection, finished career as IU's all-time leading scorer, helped lead Hoosiers to 1986-87 NCAA championship

Tim Brown (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)
- Won 1987 Heisman trophy; 9-time Pro Bowler

Oscar Charleston (Indianapolis)
- "The Black Ruth" hit 20 homers and had .445 BA in 1925

Marvin Harrison (Indianapolis Colts)
- Colts' leader in Rec, Rec yds and Rec TD; 8-time Pro Bowler, 3-time 1st-Team All-Pro

Lou Holtz (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)
- 100-30-2 record as Fighting Irish head coach; Led them to 1988 National Championship

Paul Hornung (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)
- Won 1956 Heisman Trophy, 1961 NFL MVP, won 3 NFL Championships (1961, 1962, 1965) and Super Bowl I with Packers

Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers)
- 5-time All-Star, Pacers all-time leader in points, games and 3-pt FG made

Richard "Digger" Phelps (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)
- 393-197 record as head coach; Led Notre Dame to only Final Four appearance (1978)

Glenn Robinson (Gary, Purdue Boilermakers)
- Led Roosevelt High to '91 state title, '94 Wooden Award winner, 1st overall pick in 1994 NBA draft, 20.7 PPG in 11-yr NBA career

Knute Rockne (Notre Dame)
- Let Irish to 6 Nat'l Championships, 5 undefeated and untied seasons

Mark Spitz (Indiana University)
- Won 13 Big Ten titles and 8 NCAA titles at Indiana; won 9 Olympic gold medals

Tony Stewart (Columbus)
- Won 2 Cup titles, '97 IRL IndyCar series champ and two Brickyard 400s in Indy.

Isiah Thomas (Indiana University)
- Won 1981 NCAA basketball title, 2 NBA titles with DET, inducted into the Basketball HOF