BIG TEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF HOEPPNER


Park Ridge, Ill. – “The Big Ten Conference, along with our institutions, coaches and student-athletes, are greatly saddened by the passing of Terry Hoeppner,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. “In his time in Bloomington, we came to know Terry as a great leader of young men and an important member of the Big Ten coaching community. He will be truly missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Jane, and his children and grandchildren along with the entire Indiana University family.”

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    Sunday, July 1, 2007 - 2:15 PM EDT

    [...] The Big Ten and the Indianapolis Colts remembered him, as did his former stomping grounds in Miami of Ohio. The program there established a scholarship in his name, honoring the former leader who went 48-25 and won a conference championship. His star quarterback that year, Ben Roethlisberger, who won a Super Bowl in his second year as a pro. “Coach Hoeppner has inspired me to be who I am today,” Mr. Roethlisberger said in a statement. “He has been a second father, a teacher and a friend. [...]

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