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 lettermenfrom 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 20122013, 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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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
Go hoosiers this year they are good