The film “Hoosiers," based on tiny Milan's epic upset of heavyweight Muncie Central for the 1954 Indiana High School basketball state championship, drew critical acclaim and achieved box office success when it was released in 1986.

Nick Walker (Olney Central College): The Henryville graduate, a 6-4 forward on the men's basketball team, averaged 9.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Blue Knights, who went 24-7. He shot 42.8 percent from the field, including 33.3 percent from 3-point range.  

Isaac Hibbard (Hanover): The New Albany graduate, a 6-foot junior guard on the men's basketball team, paced the Panthers in points (12), rebounds (5.7) and assists (4.3) per game on his way to earning second-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors. He shot 45.8 percent from …

Jhala Henry (Vincennes): The Jeffersonville graduate, a sophomore forward on the women's basketball team, averaged a team-high 20.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game for the Trailblazers, who went 27-5. She shot 41.8 percent from the field, including 32.1 percent from…

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NEW ALBANY — On a perfect blue-sky spring afternoon several area high school coaches, and another from college, hit the blacktop — actually the bluetop — on Romeo Langford Court at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park on Friday.

As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend.

As Indiana celebrated its 20th win Wednesday night after dispatching Nebraska 89-64 in the Big Ten Tournament, there was a thought the Hoosiers had done enough to secure their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2016.

The world’s sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus.

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The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

The Big Ten Conference has announced that fans will not be able to attend the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse starting with Thursday’s session in the wake of concerns about the Covid-19 coronavirus.

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Evelyn Marie Pinion Pope Friedel, 83, entered eternal life on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd. She was a retired Nurse's Aid and attended Northside Christian Church. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Susie Mae Pinion, son, Perry Pope, husbands, Raymond Pope a…

Dana Elane (Wells) Humphrey, 56, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Dana was a member of the Faith Assembly Church in Clarksville and was known as a "professional party-planner", a crafter of numerous things, and a master decorator. Out of all …

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