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An Interview with 1963 Indiana Mr. Basketball Rick Jones!

Rick Jones spends an hour with us discussing the 1963 Muncie Central State Championship, his Indiana Mr. Basketball award, playing both basketball and baseball at the U (Miami) and his career as a professional baseball player! Jones, a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame also discusses his thoughts on the game today, his family, and the ups and downs of being a two-sport athlete. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!!!


Tim Helfen and We Are E.C. The Untold Story of East Chicago Basketball

Producer Tim Helfen sits down to chat about his DVD/Blu Ray Documentary We Are EC - The Untold Story of East Chicago Basketball. Doing this for as long as I have, I thought I knew everything about Indiana High School Basketball, I did not! This Documentary is amazing and is a must watch by any basketball fan. You can get the DVD/Blu Ray @, you can also check out the Facebook Page I was glued to the tv after hitting the...


Herschell Turner turns back the clock and shares his story of Art and Hoops

Herschell Turner shares his story about his life in both basketball and the world of art. After playing for Shortridge he went on to play at the University of Nebraska, he was the first black American to play basketball at Nebraska and achieved legendary status as a Cornhusker. Now legally blind, Herschell went on to play several years of professional basketball including the 1967-1968 Pittsburg Pipers who went on to win the first ABA Championship. He shares what it was like to be black in...


Former Broad Ripple Rocket and Butler Bulldog Wally Cox Interview

Wally Cox joins us for over an hour sharing the story of his life with the game he loves. I really didn’t have to ask any questions and enjoyed listening to him keeping the nostalgia alive!!! At age 82, Wally shares details about growing up in Indianapolis that everyone will enjoy. We are looking for a sponsor for our program so we can keep bringing you these interviews. If you’d like to sponsor or donate to our work - email us at Now sit back, relax and enjoy...


MaryAnn Davis and 42 years with the General!

We’ve had MaryAnn Davis on before, but we’ve updated the interview with a new one. Take a listen to her side of Coach Bob Knight. A story that was omitted was how she sat in the Suite with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and each time she reached into her bag, be it for mints, gum, or lip balm, the Secret Service was very inquisitive and she decided to watch the rest of the game down on the floor.


Rare 4th Quarter Play by play of the Ireland Spuds and Springs Valley Blackhawks - 1963 Sectional Final.

If you haven’t gotten the book “One small town, one crazy coach.”, you need to get it today. Author Mike Roos writes of that season. A must-have for any Indiana High School basketball fan! This recording is the play by play of the 4th quarter of the Sectional Championship game between the Ireland Spuds and the Springs Valley Blackhawks. In the 1963 Huntingburg Indiana Sectional. It was voted by the fans as the 7th most exciting game ever played in the Huntingburg Memorial Gym from 1952...


We Changed The Game An Interview with the Authors Neto and Miler

A great book about the ABA, what it meant to the city of Indianapolis, and stories you won’t believe that really happened from 1967- 1976! Two legends, original Pacer Bob Netolicky, and outstanding Journalist Robin Miller (Indianapolis Star 1968-2001 and ABA Pacer beat writer). The stories are true and it’s an amazing read. This book is out in time for the 50th Anniversary ABA reunion being held in Indianapolis the weekend of April 7th. Go to to find out all of the...


A Conversation with Ed McKee, we talk about Rockhurst, Sycamores, Pacers and the Wingfoots.

Ed Mckee spends over an hour with us talking basketball and his life in the sports world. He discusses his playing days at Rockhurst, being drafted, signed and released as an Indiana Pacer, his tenure @ Indiana State University, going back to work for the Pacers, and beyond.Has an amazing memory and shares them with us on the program! Listen, share, and enjoy. If you like our work and want to support our efforts please think about becoming a patron. You can do so on our page...


Author and Musician Timothy Wright talks about his new book “The Valley Boys - The Story of The 1958 Springs Valley Black Hawks”

Available at NOW…..What a great read! My imagination went wild while reading this outstanding story of one magical season in 1958 as the Springs Valley Black Hawks took to the court and dribbled deep into the tournament! If you love stories of Indiana High School Basketball, then you must have this in your library. Tim Wright of The Wright Brothers Band hits the nail on the head writing one of the best books about Hoosier Hysteria since Mike Roos “One Small Town, One Crazy Coach:...


A Conversation with Chucky Barnett - Indiana All-Star, Sooner, Harlem Magician, and More!

Seen in the photo on the 1979 Indiana All-star team, Battling Melvin Turpin for a rebound, and on the bus traveling with the Harlem Magicians. Chucky was a dominant player for the Wood Woodchucks and Arlington Golden Knights in late 70’s Indiana high school basketball. He shares his story about a life in basketball. We talk about his game, reasons why he didn’t end up an Indiana Hoosier or Louisville Cardinal, and he tells a hilarious story of the game he just wore his warm-ups and then...


Welcome to the Indiana Basketball Wall of Fame Coach Kirby Overman!

Over 2 1/2 hours of basketball conversation! We created the Indiana Basketball Wall of Fame for those whose contributions to the game have been above and beyond. We don’t compete with the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, we just hope that those enshrined on the Wall will one day hear their name called to be inducted into the IBHOF.


An interview with Coach Kirby Overman Part II

Just an amazing basketball coach, with well over 400 high school basketball victories, Coach Overman spends another hour with us. This interview is Part II, you can hear the first part while there you can listen to all the other interviews we’ve done. The picture promoting this interview is of all those who coached a state championship team before class basketball. I believe Coach Overman should be in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, hopefully,...


Former New Albany Bulldog Coach Alan Buck joins us to share his memories of the game of basketball.

Coach Buck cut down the nets in Assembly Hall in 1973 as an assistant coach for the New Albany Bulldogs! Coach Buck shares his stories and memories of this great game. Listen, share, and enjoy…If you’d like to donate to help keep our work going you can become a patron, or email for further ways to help keep the nostalgia alive


Coaching Legend Jim Miller joins us to chat about his Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Career!

With over 600 boys Indiana Highs School basketball victories Coach Jim Miller had a 37 plus year career as a teacher, mentor, and coach. What a great recollection of an outstanding career. Gary Paul thank you for the assist in making this happen. Sit back, relax, listen, share, and enjoy…. Check out our other shows @, if you like our work and want to become a patron please do so… You can e-mail us…


An Amazing Interview with Coach Kirby Overman! A legendary Coach with an amazing basketball mind! Part 1 of 2!

1973 New Albany Bulldogs -IHSAA State Champions! New Albany, Coached by a young Kirby Overman! An outstanding interview with a great basketball mind. Coach Overman has over 400 high school basketball victories! We had too much to talk about, this is part one of a 2 two-part interview! Check out all of our other interviews at Become a patron of our program, and help us keep the nostalgia alive!


A Conversation with Coach Jim Powers, He talks John Wooden, South Bend Central, Mike Warren, and more!

Stories of an amazing career in coaching, including John Wooden, Phil Eskew, and an amazing life! Did you know why you can’t use walkie-talkies as a coach? You’ll find the funny reason why in this episode. Coach Jim Powers is 93 and is sharp as a tack in helping to share his memories and helping to keep the nostalgia alive! If you’d like to donate to our program, please feel free to do so and click the patron button! Thanks, I love doing, sharing, and...


An Interview with John Wellemeyer, 2018 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee!

A fun interview with John Wellemeyer, who was just announced to be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame this coming March 2018. John is a man of few words who had brilliant careers at both Huntingburg High School, and as a Purple Ace of the University of Evansville! Sit back and enjoy our conversation with this 1971 NCAA champion! He was an outstanding all-around athlete who now loves spending time with his 5 grandchildren!


An Interview with former Loogootee Lions Coach Mike Wagoner!

Coach Wagoner went full circle, from a student, player, coach, assistant coach, and head coach! Upon the completion of that circle, he brought a state championship to Loogootee! Listen, share, and enjoy….


Coach Rick Reeves, and a life in basketball!

Coach Rick Reeves spends over an hour with us keeping the nostalgia alive! Coach Reeves was a Garrett Railroader, who went on and had a long and outstanding coaching career in both Michigan and Indiana. This will also be his 18th year on the Purdue Boilermaker scorers table! He coached in both MI and IN high school state tournaments and won at the Regional level in both states which put my team in the Indiana Semi-state and the MI quarter-finals of which both were played at collegiate...


“Those Were The Days: The Story of a Small Town, A Wild Coach and Indiana Basketball” Author Christian Porter Tells us about his book!

This author is passionate at age 23, I thought I was passionate just shy of 50! I just ordered mine on Amazon, please do the same…Don’t get Dad of Grandpa a tie for his birthday or holidays get him this book… No one in this world plays the game of basketball quite like the people of Indiana. The game has brought communities together for over a century. From 1945 to 1965 is arguably the “Golden Age” of Indiana High School hoops. Many big schools dominated the game at this time, but in...