Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia

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The tradition of college basketball excellence that reigns at Indiana University can only be matched by a handful of other elite programs, while the fierce devotion of IU basketball fans has been selling out arenas and inspiring generation after generation of Hoosier fans for over a century. This newly revised edition of the Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia captures the glory, the tradition, and the championships, from the team’s inaugural games in the winter of 1901 all the way through the 2011–12 ...

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Overview

The tradition of college basketball excellence that reigns at Indiana University can only be matched by a handful of other elite programs, while the fierce devotion of IU basketball fans has been selling out arenas and inspiring generation after generation of Hoosier fans for over a century. This newly revised edition of the Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia captures the glory, the tradition, and the championships, from the team’s inaugural games in the winter of 1901 all the way through the 2011–12 season. The most comprehensive book ever written about IU basketball, this encyclopedia covers every season and every game the Hoosiers have played throughout their illustrious history, including all of the program’s Big Ten Conference championships and NCAA championships. Fans will relive the most exhilarating victories and the most heart-wrenching defeats. Included within are profiles of legendary Hoosiers stars, from Don Schlundt and the Van Arsdale twins all the way through Calbert Cheaney and Damon Bailey. The rivalries, excitement, and history of the Hoosiers are captured here with vivid detail and unparalleled statistical accuracy. Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia is a must-have for the library of every devoted IU basketball fan and a fitting guide to one of the most storied traditions in all of college basketball.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613212080
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 788,312
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason Hiner professes a lifelong fascination with Indiana University basketball that goes back to his youth, when, as an undersized point guard, he envisioned himself hitting game-winning shots in Assembly Hall. His basketball career never came to fruition, but today he has become a journalist and a historian of IU basketball. He writes a regular column on the history of IU hoops for Inside Indiana magazine and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Indiana Historical Society.

Dick Van Arsdale is a passionate IU alum, former professional basketball player, and current senior vice president of player personnel for the Phoenix Suns.

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Table of Contents

Foreword VI
Acknowledgments VIII
Introduction X
Part I The Ten Greatest Seasons of IU Basketball
Chapter 1 1975-76: Toughness, Greatness, and Perfection 2
Chapter 2 1952-53: McCracken Runs the Table a Second Time 13
Chapter 3 1974-75: The Most Dominant Team in IU History 24
Chapter 4 1986-87: A Team that Refused to Lose 35
Chapter 5 1980-81: The Best Defense in College Basketball 48
Chapter 6 1939-40: The Arrival of the Hurryin' Hoosiers 60
Chapter 7 2001-02: A Return to the Indiana Tradition 70
Chapter 8 1992-93: The Culmination of a Three-Year Run 83
Chapter 9 1972-73: Knight Crashes the Final Four 96
Chapter 10 1988-89: The Little Team that Stole the Big Ten 107
Part II The Ten Eras of Indiana Basketball
Chapter 11 IU Basketball is Born: 1900-01 to 1915-16 120
Chapter 12 A Winning Tradition Begins: 1916-17 to 1923-24 159
Chapter 13 The Everett Dean Era: 1924-25 to 1937-38 181
Chapter 14 Branch McCracken Arrives: 1938-39 to 1942-43 221
Chapter 15 The War Era: 1943-44 to 1945-46 235
Chapter 16 McCracken's Hurryin' Hoosiers: 1946-47 to 1964-65 244
Chapter 17 Middle Passage: 1965-66 to 1970-71 308
Chapter 18 Bob Knight's Incredible Run: 1971-72 to 1992-93 328
Chapter 19 Twilight of an Era: 1993-94 to 1999-2000 393
Chapter 20 A New Day in Bloomington: 2000-01 to 2003-04 427
Part III The Hoosier Tradition
Chapter 21 IU Basketball Arenas 446
Chapter 22 The All-Time Indiana Team 452
Bibliography 463
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