Big Time: The History of Big Ten Basketball, 1972-1992

Murry R. Nelson ’69, Indiana University Press, February 2024

Nelson chronicles two decades of Big Ten basketball, when the conference was one of the most successful in the nation. Coaches such as Lute Olson, Johnny Orr, and Bob Knight led the nation in national titles, influencing the league with their playing styles, changes to rules, recruitment, and intensity. Nelson has written several books about the history of American sports and basketball. He is emeritus professor of education and American studies at Penn State University.