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In Following The General, longtime Indiana beat writer Terry Hutchens talks to numerous former players, coaches and media people trying to determine what needs to happen moving forward for Indiana to get back to the days where playing in the NCAA Tournament is once again an every year occurrence rather than something the Hoosiers do on a less than consistent basis. He also takes a long look at the three coaches mentioned above and looks back at what went well and not so well in their time in Bloomington, Indiana.
Little Jenny is asleep in her bedroom one night as the story, Hoo, Hoo, Hoo Hoosiers, begins and she is awakened by a sound coming from beyond her closed bedroom door. Hoo Hoo Hoo was the sound.
She and her mother explore their farm to see what could be making the noise, but none of the animals seem to be responsible. Likewise, no one in her family can guess what the source can be. Finally, the family realizes that the Hoo Hoo Hoo is coming from the living room. It is part of the cheer Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers! Jenny’s dad tells her that this is a sound she’s going to be hearing a lot as she grows up because of how much her family loves Indiana Basketball.
Coach Dick Katte’s secret is simple and straightforward; work very hard and demand the same from your team, adapt to the changes in players and parents over time and never waver from the core principles that make you one of the most honored and respected coaches in the nation s high school basketball history.
While researching, Reborn, author, Mark Montieth spent decades conducting extensive interviews and gained access to previously unseen internal documents regarding the formation and early seasons of the Indiana Pacers in 1967. Reborn is the dramatic story of the noble, city-wide effort to establish the franchise after a 14-year hiatus from professional basketball in Indianapolis, as well as the tumultuous and electrifying early seasons when the franchise that thrives today first took root. More than merely recounting the games, Montieth delves into the unique personalities of some of the players and the social issues that influenced their careers. He also captures the carefree, raucous nature of professional basketball in a basketball-crazed state in the Sixties.
Are you one of those Indiana University Basketball fans who remembers where you were when Christian Watford hit the Wat Shot that beat Kentucky in 2011? Or maybe you’re a little older and you can remember watching the 87 national championship game when Keith Smart hit the floating baseline jumper to beat Syracuse. In So You Think You Know Indiana University Basketball (We’ll see about that), author and longtime IU basketball expert Terry Hutchens offers the ultimate IU basketball trivia challenge