The tradition of college basketball excellence that reigns at Indiana University can only be matched by a handful of other elite programs, while the fierce devotion of IU basketball fans has been selling out arenas and inspiring generation after generation of Hoosier fans for over a century. This newly revised edition of the Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia captures the glory, the tradition, and the championships, from the team’s inaugural games in the winter of 1901 all the way through the 2011–12 season. The most comprehensive book ever written about IU basketball, this encyclopedia covers every season and every game the Hoosiers have played throughout their illustrious history, including all of the program’s Big Ten Conference championships and NCAA championships. Fans will relive the most exhilarating victories and the most heart-wrenching defeats. Included within are profiles of legendary Hoosiers stars, from Don Schlundt and the Van Arsdale twins all the way through Calbert Cheaney and Damon Bailey. The rivalries, excitement, and history of the Hoosiers are captured here with vivid detail and unparalleled statistical accuracy. Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia is a must-have for the library of every devoted IU basketball fan and a fitting guide to one of the most storied traditions in all of college basketball.
Jason Hiner professes a lifelong fascination with Indiana University basketball that goes back to his youth, when, as an undersized point guard, he envisioned himself hitting game-winning shots in Assembly Hall. His basketball career never came to fruition, but today he has become a journalist and a historian of IU basketball. He writes a regular column on the history of IU hoops for Inside Indiana magazine and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Indiana Historical Society.