Sport: Fierce Little Butler

Paul ("Tony") Hinkle is a man of frightening versatility. In addition to being athletic director at Indiana's Butler University (undergraduate enrollment: 1,900), Hinkle is an author, TV commentator, lecturer and Indianapolis civic leader. A trim 63, he manages Butler's baseball team; to make sure the playing field is in top shape, he plows, seeds and rakes it himself. In the fall he coaches football, and his teams have lost only one game in the past three years. But for Hinkle, these activities are merely sidelines. In the winter he knuckles down to his main job: coaching Butler's basketball team—year after year,...

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