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 TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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 CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump has had a rough October Hillicon Valley: GOP lawmakers offer election security measure | FTC Dem worries government is 'captured' by Big Tech | Lawmakers condemn Apple over Hong Kong censorship Lawmakers condemn Apple, Activision Blizzard over censorship of Hong Kong protesters 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.