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.

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.

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.

JEFFERSONVILLE – Defending Hoosier Hills Conference and sectional champion Jeffersonville came up short in a 4-3 loss to Fort Wayne Carroll in the season opener at Don Poole Field on Friday.

The NCAA Tournament may be the most treasured of our postseason spectacles, with its single elimination format giving the biggest underdogs a chance against college basketball's elite. Sometimes, those contests come down to the final seconds and give us the most unforgettable finishes. As this year's tournament gets underway, here are some classic buzzer beaters.

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Patricia M. Parker, 76, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd. She was formerly a cook for New Albany Nursing Home. Patricia was a member of Parkwood Church of the Nazarene. She was a native of Jeffersonville, IN. She is survived by her sons Billy J. Wilburn (Karen) of Ro…

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