Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
When I started following Indiana football in 2002, the Hoosiers basketball team made a magical run to the NCAA Championship game. Being a high school student in New York City every one is told that IU basketball is something special and that there is an aura around it much like that of the Yankees. However, when I came to IU as a freshman in 2005 little did I know I was entering the dark ages for Indiana basketball. I thought is this really all it is cracked up to be? I never gained an appreciation of the history behind Indiana basketball until I read Terry Hutchens' new book Hoosiers Through and Through, which talks about the top-50 Indiana University basketball players from Indiana. Terry was nice enough to give me a copy of the book and I excitedly read through it. Well, it is a must read for any Hoosier basketball fan from novice to expert. The book is a quick, but inclusive read that is a terrific discussion starter and if you need a refresher on what Indiana Basketball means to people in the Hoosier State I would highly recommend picking a copy up.
Hoosiers Through and Through is available at book stores as well as on the Hoosier Huddle Amazon Link. It will make a perfect Christmas or Chanukah gift for any Hoosier fan.