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November 18, 2013

 

newspaper photo of Indiana high school basketball game

An Unsung Hero of Hoosier Hysteria

Referees have been indispensable to the history of Indiana basketball, although their contributions are far less storied than those of the players and coaches.

June 24, 2013

 

1950s portable radio

Win-Win: The Mutual Ascent Of Basketball And Radio

And when station owners went looking for popular programming that would draw fans and encourage advertisers, they discovered that one sure bet was basketball.

August 16, 2010

 

University of Evansville Plane Crash, December 13, 1977

The Night It Rained Tears

1977 was a year of excitement for men’s basketball at the University of Evansville. But on December 13, the season of new beginnings came to a tragic end.

July 5, 2010

 

John Wooden: A Midwestern Wizard

Wooden’s legacy rests on ten national championships over twelve years, including 88 consecutive wins from 1971-74, a streak as yet unchallenged in the NCAA.

July 14, 2008

 

West College Corner

From the Crispus Attacks Tigers to the Milan miracle, the annals of Indiana high school basketball provide an endless source of inspiration and emotion. One chapter in Hoosier hoops history has also been a source of whimsy, not to mention logistical and legal confusion.

March 13, 2006

 

Hoosier Hysteria

It was invented in Massachussetts in 1891, but basketball's inventor claimed the game, "really had its origin in Indiana." And so began Hoosier Hysteria.

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