#HoosierNation mourns loss of seminal family member as Olympian, Hall of Famer Walt Bellamy died this morning, http://t.co/irn7BbgR7s #iubb
— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) November 2, 2013
A starter on the basketball team from 1959-61, Bellamy was also IU's Most Valuable Player, an All-Big Ten and All American in his junior and senior seasons of 1960 and 1961, the starting center of the Gold Medal Olympic team at the 1960 Rome Olympics, and remains IU's all-time IU rebound leader. 1982 Inductee into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame
Rookie of the Year Roommates: Bellamy's freshman roommate was IU football star Earl Faison. Their first year away from IU, Faison, of the San Diego Chargers, was named AFL Rookie of the year while Bellamy, with the Chicago Packers, was voted NBA Rookie of the Year.
More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Bellamy