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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:...


Bonus Material from Tim Wright of The Wright Brothers Band

Tim Wright of the Wright Brothers Band joined us today to discuss his book about the 1957-1958 Springs Valley Black Hawks titled “The Valley Boys- The Story of the 1958 Springs Valley Black Hawks”. After the interview, I asked him a few questions about his musical career, including meeting Johnny Cash. So fresh off of the cutting room floor….Enjoy…. Coming up later check out our interview with Tim as we discuss the above-mentioned book! The photo shown was from the 1987 film, called...


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...


Eric Harmon - IHSAA and Big Ten Official shares his story of a life with a whistle!

Eric Harmon has spent most of his life with a whistle or striped shirt on. Officiating the 1977 IHSAA State Finals was a treat, as was officiating games as a Big 10 Referee for a career. Eric tells us about how he got into the business, the ups and downs, and the fun of it all. Even a story of Coach K complimenting the officiating crew, and letting Coach Knight know he wasn’t going to teach him a history lesson. Also included is how this SAG card member became a part of the movie Blue...


An Interview with Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Member Ralph Taylor.

Ralph Taylor - 1965 IHSAA Boys high school state champion with Indianapolis Washington, Indiana All-Star, and Purdue Boilermaker joins us for over an hour of conversation and shares his memories of this great game of basketball in Indiana. Ralph Taylor is in his 12th season providing color commentary for home games. Taylor played for Purdue in 1967-68 and 1968-69 and was a member of the 1969 national runner-up team. The Indianapolis native is a past member of the Purdue Athletics Advisory...


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...


Indiana High School Basketball, Coach Butcher, Coach Biggs, and the Loogootee Lions!

Coach Keevin Biggs has a passion for the game, and with a passion for Indiana high school basketball why not coach with a legend?He sat on the bench as Coach Butchers right-hand man for 13 years! He also had a chance with Coach Butcher to coach against some of the best coaches in Indiana: Jim Jones at French Lick, Guy Glover at Bloomfield, Joe Todrank at Barr-Reeve, Gunner Wyman & Gene Miller at Vincennes, Charlie Denbo at Orleans, Danny Bush at Bedford, J R Holmes at Mitchell &...


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...


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!


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!


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