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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 […]

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