Why Hinkle Fieldhouse Was Made for March

When the barely completed Butler Fieldhouse doors swung open on March 7, 1928, it was a bold declaration that the game of basketball mattered, and that it mattered in Indiana more than anywhere else. Six stories high and more than 2 acres under roof, the fieldhouse was designed to hold nearly 15,000 basketball crazed fans.Continue reading “Why Hinkle Fieldhouse Was Made for March”

When Religion Defeated Indiana’s Worship of Basketball

During March in Indiana, basketball is King. Hoosier Hysteria and March Madness both take center court and few Hoosiers are immune from it’s influence—this year being an obvious exception. But in 1940, for the first time since the inaugural state tournament in 1911, high school basketball took a backseat to another March tradition that year—Easter.Continue reading “When Religion Defeated Indiana’s Worship of Basketball”