The people associated with Indiana basketball will be keeping a media seat open out of respect for a longtime sportswriter who was critically injured in a car accident earlier this week.
CNHI’s Terry Hutchens was critically injured in a three-car accident this week and was hospitalized for his injuries. According to a report from the News and Tribune, Hutchens is in critical condition.
Hutchens is a longtime sports writer in Indiana and has long covered Hoosiers athletics. After news of the accident was learned, there was an outpouring of support from several local media members, as well as members of IU’s athletic staff.
Wednesday night, Indiana hosts Central Arkansas in Assembly Hall. Out of respect for Hutchens, the Hoosiers will leave his media seat open.
I’m told @IndianaMBB will hold Terry Hutchens’ seat open tonight out of respect. Classy gesture of support from the university.
— George Bremer (@gmbremer) December 19, 2018
Please get Terry Hutchens in your prayers
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) December 18, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for IU Sports Writer, Terry Hutchens following the car accident that he was recently in. I have so much respect for the manner in which he covered our program. 1st Class in every way!
— Coach Tom Allen (@CoachAllenIU) December 18, 2018
Everyone please say a prayer and keep longtime IU Writer, Terry Hutchens and his family in your thoughts right now. Terry is hospitalized after an car accident. Really appreciate how he’s treated us and covered us since our arrival. Has covered IU basketball for a long time.
— Arch Miller (@Archie_Miller) December 18, 2018
Devastated to hear this. Hutch is one of the best in the business and a Big Ten insttitution. My thoughts are with him tonight.https://t.co/FY36kgW3dY | CNHI Sports Indiana's Terry Hutchens critical after three-car crash
— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) December 19, 2018