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Coach Jim Jones - an Interview - From Oolitic to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame!

Coach Jim Jones shares his story of a 45 plus year career of coaching Indiana High School Basketball! Stories of Larry Bird, rivalries, and the passion that is basketball in the state of Indiana….With 680 victories Coach Jones, who was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 is outstanding in keeping the nostalgia alive! Please check out our sponsor, and if you’d like to be a supporter of our show - please donate and become a patron… This is our...

Duration: 00:50:42

A fun interview with the Big Mac - George McGinnis!

Did this interview before his induction into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield! Well deserved - sit back relax, share, and enjoy!

Duration: 00:59:01

Coach Gene Keady - an interview

I was nervous, but rightfully so, what a legend! Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Check out our library of shows at… Help support our efforts become a patron……

Duration: 00:45:12

Happy 85th Birthday Bobby “Slick” Leonard - This is an interview with a Legend!

Hoosier born and raised - sit back relax and listen to Slick spin his stories of how basketball has been so very good to him!

Duration: 00:53:23

Coach Alan Darner and his family of basketball! Coach Darner shares his story of the game!

A great interview with the Patriarch of the Darner Basketball Family! Coach Alan Darner shares his story of growing up and coaching in Ohio, his trek to coaching in Indiana, and his families love affair with the game of basketball! With over 400 high school basketball victories a must listen! We did have a couple of technical difficulties within the interview, after the interview, I found out my wife disabled the power from the studio… But she plugged us back in and the interview was...

Duration: 01:38:42

Counsel for the Retired ABA Basketball players Steven Hart and Bob Netolicky discuss the Plight of the 149 remaining ABA players and them getting the proper Pension and Benefits!

The NBA has dropped the ball on taking care of those who changed the game - The ABA! Take a listen to how the NBA doesn’t want to take care of those who made the NBA what it is today! Also, click the link below to read the Petition sent to the NBA and the link below that is an outstanding article by Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star on the plight of this retired American Basketball Association players. I’m very passionate about this issue and hope you’ll show your support to a public...

Duration: 00:28:04

College All-Americans and ABA Champions Cannon and Netolicky discuss the ABA Pension Crisis!!

La Salle Explorer and ABA Champion Larry Cannon and ABA Champion Bob Netolicky join us to discuss the plight of the retired ABA basketball player…… There are only 149 left…… We Lost George Irvine and Skeeter Harley Swift just recently… The ABA players from the past have been left behind by the NBA! The ABA (American Basketball Association) turned the NBA into the success it is today. $60 per year of service for pension, so if you played three years, that’s $180 per month for your...

Duration: 00:37:39

Kentucky Wildcat, Colonel, and Denver Nugget - Dan Issel - The Horse - Joins us for an hour!

Dan Issel joins for a great recollection of a Basketball Hall of Fame Career! He shares with us what basketball has meant to him, and stories from the game! From growing up outside of Chicago - being a Kentucky Wildcat - and then on to an amazing pro career, Dan shares his stories from the hardwood!! Very enjoyable interview with tales from UK, ABA, NBA, and how he lost his front teeth. I actually thought I might get dial tone after asking that question, but how it happened and a funny...

Duration: 00:59:13

Indiana Basketball Legend - Billy Keller - An Interview For All To Enjoy!!!

My mother passed away April 1st 1974 and as a seven year old your mind processes things differently! I remember the evening of her death listening to the Indiana Pacers defeat the San Antonio Spurs 128-101 in an ABA playoff game, Billy Keller dropped 39 points on the Spurs that evening And that night I was introduced to Billy Keller and the Indiana Pacers. Just a great interview with Billy! Entertaining, and such an amazing humble guy! Please sit back, listen, enjoy, and share! Don’t forge...

Duration: 01:16:40

1975 Big Red Machine Flashback! Rose, Bench, Griffey, Perez, Foster!

Who remembers the Big Red Machine?? Are the Reds your favorite team? I grew up in Indianapolis where the AAA Affiliate was the Indianapolis Indians! I was lucky enough to see them that year in an exhibition game against my beloved Reds! If you’d like to hear more let us know, this is the first two chapters with 8 to follow. I actually listened to most of this live on the radio! The Cincinnati Reds and the year 1975, what an amazing summer of baseball! Listen, share, and enjoy!

Duration: 00:12:45

A Conversation with Coach George Griffith - An Indiana High School Basketball Coaching Legend!!

1992 IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship Coach George Griffith (SB Adams, LaSalle, and Richmond) joins us to help keep the nostalgia alive! Coach Griff a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame talks with us about where he got started, how he got started, and his legendary career as a high school basketball coach in the great state of Indiana! From Brighton High School - Ball State - soccer - golf -basketball. A great story from a good and humble man. You have to listen to the...

Duration: 00:57:56

Crispus Attucks - 1955 - Flying Tiger John Gipson Joins Us And Helps Keep The Nostalgia Alive!

John Gipson seen on the right in the photo joins us to discuss the dominating Crispus Attucks Flying Tigers! Last Saturday the Crispus Attucks Tigers closed a 58 year title drought by winning the 2017 3A Indiana High School Basketball State Championship! John Gipson along with a few other Attucks Legends were there to talk to the team and cheer them on to victory. When you discuss the first all black state championship team in the United States, jealousy and racism are a part of that...

Duration: 00:59:29

Richard Gill Of Montezuma - A conversation about Indiana High School Basketball and beyond. Part 1

Absolutely nothing like Indiana high school basketball. Coach Gill played both basketball and baseball at Montezuma high school, went on to write for the Statesman (Indiana State University paper) and coached high school basketball in both Indiana and Georgia. A fantastic storyteller about small town Indiana high school basketball, sit back and listen as we have a discussion in part one of a two part interview!

Duration: 00:58:32

Gus Gerard an interview about basketball, Virginia, the ABA, and NBA!

This boy could jump! Gus grew up in Uniontown - Pennsylvania, played his college ball at Virginia, and spent several years in the ABA and NBA. A great conversation about the game he loves, the life he lived, and the life that is now! If you get a chance look for the 30 for 30 documentry by ESPN for an amazing recollection on the Spirits of St. Louis “Free Spirits” Just an amazing documentary on that team and the ABA.

Duration: 00:42:23

Steve Risley and his take on Coach Bob Knight, the Hoosier coaching search, the NCAA Tournament, and his selection for induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame!

Steve Risley is pasionate about the game of basketball - especially when it comes to the Hoosier basketball program! He talks with us about the reunion of his 1981 NCAA Championship team, this years NCAA tourney, Indiana Basketball today in the aftermath of Coach Tom Crean being fired, and his induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame!!! I did my homework and did not ask him about the elelphant (Steve Alford) in the room coaching candidiate!!! As you see in the photo Assembly hall...

Duration: 01:00:25

Interview with a Legend! Bobby Plump joins us for over an hour!

Basketball royalty and an Indiana Legend, Bobby Plump talks basketball with us for over an hour! Some of it I knew, some of it I didn’t, and all of it you will enjoy! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a conversation with Bobby Plump!!! A big thank yo to Kent Olinger for the assist in getting it set-up!

Duration: 01:13:13

Indiana 1976 NCAA Perfection And 1981 NCAA Champions! By Don Fischer

Sit back and enjoy highlights of the 1976 and 1981 Indiana University NCAA Mens Basketball Championships! I remember listnening to both seasons with the incredible voice of Don Fischer!!!

Duration: 01:19:36

Author Jeff Rasley joins us to discuss his book on Indiana Native, All-star, and Hoosier John Ritter!

What an amazing book, Author Jeff Rasley joins us to discuss his book on Goshen native, Indiana All-Star, and Indiana University basketball Hoosier - John Ritter. What an amazing and informative read. Don’t you sometimes hear a name and wonder what became of them? Rasley does an amazing job with writing about Ritter, his comparison to the Clair Bee book series and Chip Hilton character to his amazing research in finding Ritter and what he does today! I’ve read numerous books, but this one...

Duration: 00:44:28

Cloverdale Coaching Legend - Al Tucker Joins us to help keep the nostalgia alive!!!!

Coach Al Tucker is our guest! Coach Tucker shares his story of Basketball, Coaching, Family, and Cloverdale! If you’d like to donate to our program please go to and do so today! Also feel free to listen to any or all of our library at the same address! Big thank you to Rick Fields for the contact info!!!

Duration: 00:47:12

Actor and Hoosier Robert Mukes of House of 1000 Corpses, and HBO’s Westworld. An Interview

Before the interview starts enjoy Buck Owens “Who’s going to mow your grass” which was on the movie soundtrack for House of 1000 Corpses. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mukes has always held dreams of becoming a professional actor. In 1989 he moved to out west to pursue his other love, basketball. After playing basketball at Northwest High School in Indianapolis He went

Duration: 00:42:40

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