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Former IU Coach Bill Mallory in Hospice After Fall

Mallory coached the Hoosiers from 1984 to 1996.

BLOOMINGTON -- Former Indiana University football coach Bill Mallory, who guided the Hoosiers through one of their most successful eras, is in hospice care according to his son.

"Following a fall on Tuesday, Bill had emergency brain surgery. Sadly, there has been no improvement and hospice care has begun," said Curt Mallory, Bill Mallory's son in a tweet. "The family of Bill Mallory is overwhelmed by the love and support for our father, Papa and beloved husband."

Mallory, who would turn 83 next week, coached IU from 1984 to 1996.  Though his overall win/loss record was only 69-77-3, Mallory's Hoosiers were competitive almost every year he was in Bloomington. He took the Hoosiers to six bowl games in his 13 seasons, including back-to-back Top 20 rankings in 1987 and '88.

Indiana won the 1988 Liberty Bowl and the Copper Bowl in 1991 under Mallory - the only other bowl victory in school history was the 1979 Holiday Bowl under Lee Corso.  He was inducted into the IU Hall of Fame in 2002.

(Photo by RTV6.)

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