Fanaticus Dramaticus: The Rage Page

April 09, 2015
Death Threats Are Not Cool

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Murray Sperber, who was probably the first professor driven out of town by irate fans will be awarded the Drake Group’s highest honor, the Robert Maynard Hutchings Award. Sperber was a vocal critic of Indiana University’s former head basketball coach Bob Knight. Find out more about what Sperber was forced to endure in Fanaticus.

As for the award: “Murray has demonstrated courageous behavior in standing up for values that form the core of America’s universities,” said Gerry Gurney, president of the Drake Group. “It is the mission of the Drake Group to support people like Murray and to let them know they do not stand alone.”

Great news for Murray. He’s beloved by students and an impressive sports historian.