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Joe Gottschalk on 1/26/2014 @ 10:32pm EDT Said:

Unbelievable that you would omit Rick “Rocket” Mount.

AchtungHawkeye on 1/26/2014 @ 10:33pm EDT Said:

It’s hard to separate memories of very memorable performances by some of these icons of BIG basketball from their nicknames. I can just hear Jim Zabel …”I love it! Downtown Freddie Brown just hit a shot from Coralville!”

Bill Christensen on 1/26/2014 @ 10:55pm EDT Said:

The ‘splendid splinter’ Jimmy ‘skinny as a’ Rayl

Mike million on 1/27/2014 @ 12:17am EDT Said:

The best ncaa hoop nicknames…magic Johnson ,perl Washington , big dog Robinson , mugsy Boggs ..tree top Robinson .gene the dream ransom..

Stu on 1/27/2014 @ 1:03am EDT Said:

Mike “Scooby Doo” Scarce Purdue. They were twins.

GoBlue on 1/27/2014 @ 1:50am EDT Said:

RIP “Tractor Traylor”… What a personality… And a force down low. Left us too soon. Great topic, could probably list 50 good ones

Fred on 1/27/2014 @ 2:01am EDT Said:

Tractor Taylor

John Richards on 1/27/2014 @ 1:04pm EDT Said:

What about Glenn “Stick” Vidnovic who was 6’7″ & 155 pounds and played on Iowa’s 1969-70 Big 10 championship team with Fred “Downtown” Brown?

Colleen Heavin Smitherman on 1/27/2014 @ 1:08pm EDT Said:

You forgot one at Michigan — Dugan Fife was called “Doogie” as in Doogie Howser

Al Siniscalchi on 1/27/2014 @ 3:39pm EDT Said:

‘Crazy legs’ Hirsh . UM / Wisconsin.

B1Gfan MI on 1/27/2014 @ 7:32pm EDT Said:

How about the latest: Adrienne “Fred Sanford” Payne and Branden “Hitman Hearns”Dawson.

Michael Sadler on 1/27/2014 @ 9:24pm EDT Said:

Gerry Wright- “Sir Jamalot”

MJ on 1/28/2014 @ 8:09pm EDT Said:

Cannot believe you missed the “Rocket”….Rick Mount….bad miss….

He rarely had any…..

Terry McDaniel on 1/28/2014 @ 8:49pm EDT Said:

Charles “Stretch” Murphy @ Purdue. One of his teammates was John Wooden. Stretch was one of the game’s first big men at 6’6″.

Ken Barer on 1/30/2014 @ 10:08am EDT Said:

This is no contest. It’s gotta be the Vanilla Gorilla. There have been other Magics and Dogs, but a Vanilla Gorilla? C’mon! That’s the best!!!