September 11, 2003
Bloomington, Ind.- Around 145 former Hoosier players will return to Bloomington this weekend for the Bill Mallory Football Reunion. Over 200 players and support staff that were at Indiana under Mallory from 1984 to 1996 will take part in various activities over the weekend.
The festivities get started Friday morning with a golf outing at the IU Golf Course. Around 120 former Hoosier players and support staff will take part. The golf outing will be followed by dinner and a reception on Friday night at the Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center. Over 250 people are expected for the dinner and reception.
On Saturday morning, there will be a brunch in the Hoosier Room before tailgating starts at 3:00 p.m. The tailgate will take place at the I-Men's tent in the southwest corner of the concourse. The players and support staff will then form a tunnel for the Hoosiers to run out on the field prior to the Indiana State game.
Bill Mallory is Indiana's all-time winningest head coach with 69 career victories. While at Indiana, Mallory led the Hoosiers to six bowl games including victories in the 1988 Liberty Bowl and the 1991 Copper Bowl. He also led IU to a top 20 ranking in 1988 and was recognized as Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1987.
Here is a list of former Hoosier players returning for the reunion.
Charles A. Beauchamp
John Hammerstein, M.D.
Larry Luther, Jr.
Jesse Phillips, M.D.
Mose Richardson, Jr.
Rob Van Vilet