When the words Indiana and basketball are used in the same sentence, many thoughts come to mind. For some, they think of the movie "Hoosiers" and the legacy of the actual 1954 Milan Indians basketball team. For others, the rich history, woven through every small and large town, is their first thought of basketball in the Hoosier state. It can not be denied that Indiana and basketball will always go together. No place is this more evident then in New Castle, Indiana, at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Just a two hour drive from Cincinnati, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame pays tribute to the game and the legends that have played and coached basketball in the state. Some of the best basketball coaches of all time, including Bobby Knight and John Wooden, are honored in the hall. College and pro basketball legends like Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson are also immortalized for their part in Indiana basketball. The hall also pays tribute to great college and High School players of the past, of which Steve Alford and Scott Skiles are two of the most famous inductees.
With NCAA March Madness just around the corner, now may be the perfect time to take a road trip to New Castle, Indiana to celebrate the history of Indiana Basketball. You can pay homage to the greats of the past as your prepare to watch today's stars in College Basketball's big dance.
Additional info: Location - 408 Trojan Ln. New Castle, Indiana. Phone - (765) 529-1891. Hours - Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.