If you have been near Mackey Arena in the last few days you may have noticed a new decoration alongside. John Wooden, the legendary player, coach, and 1932 All-American is finally being honored with his own statue outside of the arena. It will be formally dedicated on September 24th, but alert reader Marcy Towns was on a run this morning and sent us some early pictures.
I am trying to figure out the placement of the statue, but it looks like it is along the John Wooden Drive side of Mackey between the arena and Ross-Ade Stadium. I sincerely hope it meets the placement approval and requirements of Lord Minister Secretary of Statues Dan Dakich, who yesterday viewed it as appalling that Wooden would have a statue in downtown Indianapolis instead of the pure sainted Bobby Knight.
Here is a better view. I assume the dedication ceremony will be before the Nevada game next week.