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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Spring 2020

    Posted by: Dr. Rex Wells /Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    Sixty-three years ago, residents of the “twin cities” of French Lick and West Baden Springs, known as the “Valley,” woke up to the beginning of an unforgettable basketball season.  The 1957-58 season was extraordinary in that it revived the spirit of the two towns. 

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Winter 2020

    Posted by: Vaughn Winslow /Thursday, February 27, 2020

    No small number of high schools in Indiana have been playing basketball for over 100 years and have never made it to the state finals.  Yet Floyd Central did it in only their third year of existence.  The Indiana state tournament is ripe with unique circumstances and odd turn of events, not the least of which is the improbable run of the Highlanders in 1971.

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Fall 2019

    Posted by: Rob Hunter /Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    “I’ve never seen anything like them before, and I’ve never seen anything like them since.”  - Gene Snyder (’56), retired coach and athletics director at Argos High School, speaking about the unselfish play of the Spirit of 76 basketball teams.

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Summer 2019

    Posted by: John W. Dyar, Richard A. Dyar & Glenda Winders-Allen /Friday, August 30, 2019

    Nowhere was Indiana’s passion for basketball more evident than at Spencer High School between the years 1915 and 1970.

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Fall 2018

    Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Fall 2018

    Posted by: Rob Hunter /Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    “When I first started researching this book, started asking sportswriters and athletic directors if they knew of any obscure outposts of Hoosier Hysteria, the name Rossville came up over and over. Rossville is the real deal.”     From HOOSIER HYSTERIA ROAD BOOK: A Guide to the Byways of Indiana High School Basketball (2001), by Dale Lawrence.
    Time is memory’s enemy, but I remember. It was late July, 1971. My mother, my sister, and I were heading west on SR 26 toward Lafayette. 

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