100 Things Hoosiers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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This guide to all things Hoosiers tells the history of Indiana University basketball across several decades and covers anything and everything a fan should know. It takes years of Hoosiers history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying the personalities, events, and facts that every living and breathing fan should know without hesitation. Numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature plays all highlight the list of 100. Stan Sutton, a longtime IU beat ...

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Overview

This guide to all things Hoosiers tells the history of Indiana University basketball across several decades and covers anything and everything a fan should know. It takes years of Hoosiers history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying the personalities, events, and facts that every living and breathing fan should know without hesitation. Numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature plays all highlight the list of 100. Stan Sutton, a longtime IU beat writer, has assembled all the information and achievements that are sure to educate and entertain new and old fans alike. In its century-plus of college basketball, Indiana University has established a winning tradition that includes five NCAA championships and 20 Big Ten conference championships, all of which is celebrated in this entertaining resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787317
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 930,157
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Sutton is a member of the Indiana Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame and has covered the Hoosiers since 1984. During his career, Sutton worked for six newspapers in the Midwest, including a 25-year stint with the Courier-Journal. He is the coauthor of Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room and Tales from the 1980-81 Indiana Hoosiers. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 The Hoosiers Are a Perfect 32-0 1

2 Smart's Shot Bails Out Tide 5

3 Knight's Firing Angers Thousands 10

4 1981 Hoosiers Turned Season Around 13

5 Any Seats Available? 19

6 Five Points from Going Undefeated 22

7 Hoosiers Adjust to New Coach 26

8 Loss to Kentucky Bitter End to '75 Season 28

9 A New Sheriff in Town 31

10 The Night Dan Brought Michael Down 33

11 A Cold Day in July 36

12 Jimmy Rayl… the Splendid Splinter 38

13 Although Criticized, Hall Helps IU Win 43

14 Schlundt Set Standard for Big Men 46

15 A Great IU Team Not Allowed to Dance 48

16 Edwards Just Beats the Clock 51

17 Slim Bill from Shelbyville 53

18 Tournament Was Different in 1940 56

19 IU Got Off to Rough Beginning 59

20 Watch IU and See a Crean Pep Talk 61

21 Dean: A Winner at Two Schools 64

22 Cheaney Soil Part of IU Basketball 66

23 Steve Afford-The Perfect Hoosier 71

24 Davis Became Coach by Default 74

25 Three Guards Were Key in 1989 78

26 Kentucky Wanted Kent Big Time 80

27 Look Out for the First Step 83

28 IU Broke Ground with Telecasts 87

29 Santa Comes Early for Watford 89

30 Bailey, a Legend in the Eighth Grade 92

31 Archie Dees Walked Among Giants 94

32 Bob and Bob Make a Great Team 97

33 Valentine's Day in Bloomington 103

34 Hoosier Earned Duke's Respect 105

35 Kitchel Nears Perfection Against Illini 108

36 A Temporary Home for 11 Years Ill

37 Hoosiers Did Their Part in War 114

38 Haston Shot Trips No. 1 Spartans 116

39 IU Teams Practice in Style 118

40 Sampson's Hiring Shakes IU 120

41 Frank Cut His Teeth as IU Manager 123

42 Hoosiers Dominate List of Top Marksmen 126

43 Lou Watson Was Sandwiched Between Legends 128

44 A Tale of Cerebral Reversal 130

45 The Call Could Have Gone Either Way 132

46 Turning Over a New Leaf at IU 136

47 IU's Campus Loved Nationwide 138

48 Breaking Away, an IU Classic 139

49 Sending Shaq Off to the Pros 141

50 Have That Seat in the Corner 143

51 Old Hoosier Classic Was Popular 146

52 No One Could Tell the Difference 148

53 Don't Miss Hall of Fame Pictures 150

54 Senior Night Stirs Players' Emotions 155

55 Bracey Came with High Acclaim 158

56 Bird Was in the Hand, but Others Got Away 162

57 Knight's Whip Snaps Back at Him 164

58 Hall of Champions Honors All Sports 165

59 IU History Lies in the Weeds 167

60 Hoosier Fans Loved Moye 169

61 This Is No Dungeon 172

62 Students Push Social Skills to No. 1 175

63 Little 500 Known Nationwide 176

64 Only Rayl Outscored Mike Woodson 177

65 Cuban Made Use of IU Degree 179

66 Bellamy Owned the Backbpards 182

67 IU Scores 122, 74 in the Second Half 184

68 Hoosiers Honored as Conference MVPs 186

69 Staring Down an Adversary 189

70 Turn an Ear to Dakich's Talk Show 191

71 School Song a Century Old 193

72 No Cheering on the Microphone 198

73 The Grinch Actually Stole This Game 202

74 A Blow to International Diplomacy 204

75 Assembly Hall Goes High Tech 206

76 Nick Nailed It from Midcourt 208

77 IU Wbmen Win Big Ten by a Neck 210

78 Chronology of IU Basketball, etc 212

79 Bloomington Home to Mellencamp 215

80 Writer Set Screen for Player 217

81 Recker's Leaving Stirs the Fans' Wrath 218

82 Long, Son Have Roles in Hoosiers 221

83 Indiana Won NIT Once-Over Purdue 222

84 Hoosiers Recognized in State Hall 224

85 Big Ten Tournament Unkind to IU 227

86 It's Intense Behind the Scenes 229

87 Ex-Hoosiers Flock to NBA 232

88 Coach Was Unpredictable on the Air 236

89 IU Claims 26 Mr. Basketballs 239

90 Felling: Did He, or Didn't He? 240

91 It Really Isn't Junk, But Artifacts 243

92 Border War Is Intense 246

93 Hoagy's Stardust Covers IU 249

94 Jeffries, Hulls Among Few Wearing No. 1 251

95 Wilkerson, Knight Had Eye-to-Eye Meeting 255

96 Trip to IU Game Offers Food Choices 257

97 School Song Erupts From Hallway 258

98 Johnson Found Niche in Football 259

99 Basketball's Greatest Timeout 260

100 It's Not Just Basketball 261

Sources 263

About the Author 273

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