Bobby Knight to campaign for Trump in Indiana

Legendary Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight will appear with GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRed states find there’s no free pass on Medicaid changes from Trump Trump meets with Moon in crucial moment for Korea summit The Memo: Trump flirts with constitutional crisis MORE on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Trump’s campaign on Monday announced that Knight is joining the billionaire for a campaign rally.

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The former Hoosiers coach will appear with Trump at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum that evening.

The event, which will take place about a week before Indiana's primary, was announced the day after Trump's rivals, Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenators near deal on sexual harassment policy change Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Five Republican run-offs to watch in Texas MORE and John Kasich, revealed a new effort to block Trump from winning the GOP nomination. 

Their strategy depends on Cruz defeating Trump in Indiana. 

Trump leads Cruz by over 6 points in the Hoosier State, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Trump on Saturday called Knight a "great coach" during a campaign rally in Connecticut. 

“Tough, smart, strong,” Trump added of Knight. “To me, that would be a great endorsement.”

Knight coached the Hoosiers from 1971 until 2000, earning a reputation for his heated temper on and off the court. He was fired from the program after multiple incidents including his public cursing, handling of players and throwing a chair during a game.

— This report was updated at 3:17 p.m.