Pacers Unveil Corny Hoosiers-Inspired Alternate Jerseys

In what will probably go down as the most effective marketing ploy directed solely at white people since the invention of gourmet mayonnaise, the Indiana Pacers have announced that the team will wear Hickory High jerseys—the very same worn by the fictional high school basketball team in the movie Hoosiers—during a… »7/21/15 10:58am7/21/15 10:58am


A Conservative Estimate Says That The Average Indiana University Basketball Player Is Owed Around $156,000 For This Season

People that want to preserve amateur athletics often say that student-athletes are compensated, contrary to appearances, because just about everyone on a top tier sports team is getting an education on an athletic scholarship (even the kids at Harvard, these days). If they get a free ride, isn't that enough? Not quite. »3/23/13 3:08pm3/23/13 3:08pm

Steve Buscemi Is Producing A Documentary On An Indiana High School Basketball Team

Medora High School has one of the smallest student bodies in the state of Indiana—two years ago, the senior class had just 16 students—and the win/loss record of its boys' basketball team suffers as a result. (A lot.) Yet, in 2009, the team's continued perseverance and tenacity caught the attention of The New York… »4/05/12 11:05pm4/05/12 11:05pm

Watch The Final Minutes Of The Game That Inspired Hoosiers, Real-Life Jimmy Chitwood Interview

The Indiana High School Athletic Association recently made this rare footage of the final minutes of the 1954 State Championship game that inspired the classic film Hoosiers available—though you'll have to go to IHSAA's site to see the final seconds. Milan High, with an enrollment of 162 students, defeated Muncie… »2/18/12 3:12pm2/18/12 3:12pm

An Advanced Statistical Analysis Of Jimmy Chitwood's Basketball Performance In Hoosiers

This is Regressing, a numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Over the next few days, they'll be applying rigorous statistical analysis to some of the finest basketball movies in the history of cinema (and also Hoosiers). Today: Calculating Jimmy Chitwood's value. »3/17/11 12:55pm3/17/11 12:55pm