During six home games this season, the Indiana Pacers will wear red-and-gold uniforms inspired by the Hickory Huskers. This effort is part of the NBA Pride Collection, which celebrates a team’s or region’s unique history. At each Hickory Night, the Pacers will recognize individuals and teams who are important to the history of Indiana high school basketball. Games will be broadcast on FOX Sports Indiana.
Friday, March 24, 7 p.m., against the Denver Nuggets. Judi Warren, Indiana’s first Miss Basketball (in 1976), will be honored.
Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m., against the Milwaukee Bucks. The eight boys’ and girls’ 2017 IHSAA state-champion basketball teams will be honored.
Recent Past EventsHoosiers
director David Anspaugh directed the play Row After Row
for the Bloomington (Indiana) Playwrights Project in early 2017.
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The Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Indiana celebrated the 30th anniversary of the movie’s release on September 16 and 17. An amazing piece of Hoosiers
memorabilia was unveiled. Hickory Husker David Neidorf (Everett) and his father donated to the Gym the original team portrait from the movie, seen in the final scene. (The team photo that had been hanging in the Gym for years was a copy.) The elder Neidorf purchased the 6-foot-by-4-foot photo from the production company soon after filming was over in December 1985. The Neidorfs recently decided that they wanted the picture to go to a good home, and they chose the Gym as the recipient. The photo, still in excellent condition, was encased in airtight, nonglare glass, with a frame that looks just like the one in the movie. The photo was placed above the southwest door in the Gym, in its original location.
Gym board members also unveiled a new banner for the Gym. It is maroon and gold and says “Hickory 12” in honor of Husker Kent Poole, who died in 2003. It appears on the east wall of the Gym.
See photos from the celebration at the bottom of the Photographs page.
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The Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, has added to its holdings archival materials related to the production and release of Hoosiers
. The first item is a collection of approximately 65 reviews of the movie and its soundtrack (call number ISLI 791.4372 J67m). The second item is a collection of production notes, filming location details, call sheets, memos, press releases, advertisements, and more (call number ISLI 791.4372 J67p). These and other holdings related to the movie can be found in the library’s online catalog using a keyword or subject of “Hoosiers motion picture.”
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Anspaugh served as executive producer on the romantic comedy The Good Catholic
last year. This independent film, shot in Bloomington, Indiana, stars Danny Glover and John C. McGinley.
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writer/producer Angelo Pizzo has directed four “Fulfilling the Promise” commercials that promote his alma mater, Indiana University: