Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Indiana Basketball Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Indiana Basketball Stories Ever Told

by John Laskowski, Stan Sutton


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In this action-packed collection of stories, Hoosier alum John Laskowski and veteran sportswriter Stan Sutton take readers onto the court and up to the basket with some of the greatest IU players to ever grace the hardwood. Fans will relive all the excitement, the disappointment, the laughter, and the celebration that has turned IU basketball into a statewide religion. The history of the Indiana program is revealed through the memories of the school’s hundreds of lettermen—from the days of the two-handed set shot and low-scoring games through World War II, to Bobby Knight’s perfect 1976 season, to the Cinderella Hoosiers of 2002, who advanced to the NCAA Finals under Mike Davis, and the winning season of 2012–2013, when the Hoosiers spent an incredible ten weeks ranked #1 in the nation. Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room delivers the passion that has carried the program to five NCAA championships and beyond and is a must-have for any Hoosier fan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683580522
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,201,574
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Laskowski helped lead the Hoosiers to three Big Ten championships and was a stalwart on a 1975 team that, with a 31-1 record, was ranked #1 nationally. Laskowski was a member of Bob Knight’s first recruiting class at Indiana and played two seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He has spent more than three decades covering Indiana University basketball on TV and works for the Big Ten Network. Laskowski lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Stan Sutton is a longtime writer on the national sports beat. He became an Indiana fan in 1953 and has covered the Hoosiers regularly since 1984. In 2004, he was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. Sutton lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 How the Hoosiers Got that Way 1

Chapter 2 Tales from Laz's Memory Bank 12

Chapter 3 Great Hoosiers, Good Hoosiers, and Memorable Hoosiers 32

Chapter 4 Common Threads that Bind Hoosiers 56

Chapter 5 Vintage Hoosiers 69

Chapter 6 Branch Unveils the Hurryin' Hoosiers 86

Chapter 7 29 Years Under Bob Knight 113

Chapter 8 The Problems of Succeeding a Legend 133

Chapter 9 Some Especially Memorable Games 159

Chapter 10 The Championship Years 168

Chapter 11 Looking Forward 185

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Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Indiana Basketball Stories Ever Told 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as in depth as I would have liked but being a Big Ten fan (had a son who played at Illinois)I enjoyed because so many different Indiana players were mentioned. Easy reading and some "behind" the scences mentioned. It was very positive for Coach Knight which I enjoyed, a basketball fan will love it and an Indiana basketball fan wont put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go hoosiers this year they are good