Hinkle Fieldhouse: Indiana's Basketball Cathedral

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Walk into Hinkle Fieldhouse, and you feel it—that palpable sense of history known as the Hinkle mystique. Indiana's basketball cathedral has stood in all its glory at Butler University since 1928. John Wooden, Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird played on its floor. Jesse Owens sprinted to a record at Hinkle, and athletes from around the globe have brought Olympic-level competition to crowds gathered under its steel arches. It was the setting for the climactic scene in Hoosiers, arguably the greatest sports movie ever made. It has hosted evangelists, ice shows, tennis matches, bike races and even roller derbies. Author Eric Angevine gets inside the paint in this complete Hinkle history, featuring archival photographs of the iconic structure and words from those who know it best.
ISBN: 9781626196131
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: Landmarks
Images: 73
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Eric Angevine has written about basketball for ESPN, CBS and NBC, and he served as editor of the Jayhawk Tip-Off annual for three years. He fell in love with college basketball when he was growing up in Lawrence, Kansas. His love of American history has grown since he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and son.
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