Quinn Buckner appointed to Indiana University Board of Trustees

  • 06/03/2016 10:04 am in

The point guard of the last undefeated championship team in college basketball, Quinn Buckner, was appointed to a three-year term on the Indiana University Board of Trustees on Friday by Governor Mike Pence.

Pence announced both the appointment of Buckner and Melanie S. Walker in a release.

“Quinn Buckner is a business leader, philanthropist, Olympian and Hoosier basketball legend,” Pence said of Buckner in the release. “He epitomizes the Hoosier spirit and tradition that are synonymous with Indiana University and will do a tremendous job for IU.”

Buckner, 61, is the current Vice President of Communications for Pacers Sports and Entertainment and is also a television analyst for the Pacers

The Illinois native was a member of four Big Ten championship teams at Indiana, including the undefeated 1976 team that finished 32-0. Buckner also won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics for USA Basketball.

Over his career, Buckner has served on or is currently serving on boards for Indiana University Foundation, Big Ten Advisors Council, Center for Leadership Development, Pacers Foundation, YMCA Community Health Network Foundation, USA Basketball, National Basketball Players Association, First Tee of Indianapolis, Indiana Youth Institute, Special Olympics of Indiana, Indianapolis Zoological Society, and Old National Bank Advisory Board.

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  • BL4IU

    Great appointment. Congrats Quinn!

  • N71

    Amazing man, we’re lucky to have him as part of the IU family and an Indiana resident. It would be really interesting to understand what Bob, Tim, and Pat Knight think. Joy, indifference, snide, etc. As the Knight rift goes on, coach starts to rub me the wrong way more and more. It effectively puts a barrier between the IU fan base and the amazing guys who played for him. Quinn has cleared that barrier/hurdle, others as well (Calbert, etc.), but when do we ever see Mike Woodson, Randy Whittman, Keith Smart…IU heavyweights, visiting and helping out our young guys. They might and I just don’t know about it but damn it, coach has got to let it go before its too late and he passes away with this issue being permanent. Or, is it something else…frustrating.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Fantastic news for IU to have a wonderful person appointed to the Board. Quinn is class act in all regards and quite frankly I am surprised he wasn’t appointed earlier. Take care all.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Great post and you are dead on. Take care N71.

  • Ole Man

    At this point, there’s no need to even bring Knight into it.
    Not sure what purpose is served by bringing it up.

  • Ole Man

    FOUR Big Ten championship teams.
    Best of all time at IU.

  • Bricklayer

    When I think about Quinn it brings me back to the greatest college basketball team in history and the coach that led the team. A coach that still holds a grudge against a great university.

  • Ole Man

    I understand that some people make that association.
    I moved past it years ago.
    I think about the team and the coach.
    The story ends there for me.