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Single-Class Hoop Dreams On Hold Again

The governing organization for Indiana high school sports issued a report Friday throwing cold water on the debate over returning to a single-class state basketball tournament. At 11 statewide meetings held by the IHSAA to study a proposal by Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, more than two-thirds of the 514 attendees voiced their support for returning to […]

Should Indiana Play Single-Class Basketball? Bobby Plump Weighs In

The high school basketball team from tiny Milan famously beat much bigger teams to capture Indiana’s state championship in the days of single-class basketball. No school with fewer than 500 students won the tournament until the multiple-class system was instituted in 1997.

A Hoosier basketball legend says its time to return to high school basketball in Indiana to the glory days of a single-class system. Bobby Plump hit the game-winning shot for the famed Milan High School boys basketball team, which beat much bigger schools to win the 1954 state championship. On Friday, he discussed single-class basketball in […]

The Nostalgia Of High School Basketball

Brown County High School Boys Basketball Coach Roger Fleetwood has spent four decades coaching basketball, most of those under the old single-class tournament system.

It’s been more than a decade since all of the boys high school basketball teams in Indiana fought for the honor of being crowned the state’s only champion, but there’s talk now of returning to a single-class high school basketball tournament. The Indiana High School Athletics Association has agreed to reopen the debate under pressure […]

Could Franklin Township Have Prevented Deep Busing Cuts?

For several Franklin Township district parents and students who spoke to StateImpact, something doesn’t add up in their district: This school year, families have to pay for their kids to ride the bus, or drop kids off at schools themselves while driving past several things they think the district might not need to have paid […]

IU's Not So 'Cool,' Says Sierra Club

It turns out Indiana University isn’t exactly in the “cool kids club” — if that’s you think the Sierra Club’s cool, anyway. The Sierra Club’s “America’s Coolest Schools” ranking unscientifically scored the environmental and sustainability credentials of 118 colleges and universities. IU came in at Number 81, in the bottom third of the overall rankings, […]

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