W. Quinn Buckner


Z.G. Clevenger Award (2014)
B.S., 1976
IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (1986)
B.S., 1976
Olympians (1976)
Men's Basketball
United States of America
Location: Montreal
Event: Basketball
Finish: Gold Medalist


A lifetime member of the IU Alumni Association, Buckner holds a B.S. in General Management from the IU Kelley School of Business. While a student at IU Bloomington, he played football for two years before deciding to focus on basketball. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Buckner received the men's basketball team MVP award in 1975. He was inducted into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986 and is a member of the I Association.

Buckner played basketball 1973-76 and was captain 1974 and 1976. He played football from 1973-74. Buckner played on four Big Ten championship teams and helped lead 1976 team to a NCAA title. He was IU's co-MVP in 1975, All-Big Ten in 1974 and 1975, and an All-American in 1975 and 1976. He was a starter and captain of the 1976 Olympic basketball team. Buckner shares with Magic Johnson and Jerry Lucas the distinction of winning a basketball championship at every level: high school, college, the Olympics and the NBA.

Buckner has spent over 15 seasons as a cable TV color analyst for the Indiana Pacers on Fox Sports, and was named vice president of communications for Pacers Sports & Entertainment in 2004. In 2011 he was has been elected to the Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors.