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Keeping the Nostalgia Alive Show!

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Available at LuLu.com 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: The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School basketball season". This has Hoosiers the sequel written all over it! Get your copy now @lulu.com. Listen, share, and enjoy!

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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 "Overboard" starring both Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell,  in which the Wright Brothers Band performed in

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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 head coach Dave Bliss told him to go in the game. All in all Charles Barnett had a great career in basketball, including two daughters who followed his footsteps in the game. Charles Barnett helps keep the nostalgia alive. Listen, share,  and enjoy. Like our work? Think about donating to keep our program going @keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com or e-mail us on how you can help @ HoosierHysteria@yahoo.com

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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 Chips in 1994. It was early for both of us so forgive us both for sounding like we just woke up.... Please listen, share, and enjoy! If you'd like to donate to what we do, you can do so at Keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com or email us @Hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com. A big thank you to Lanny Sigo for the assist in getting this interview to happen!

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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 Council and presently serves on the Big Ten Advisory Commission. Ralph is a Member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Listen, share, and enjoy. If you like our work, please consider making a donation at either Keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com or you can email us for details @hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com

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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.   

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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 @keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com. 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, the induction class of 2019 will have his name included! Remember 1973?...Franklin, South Bend Adams, Anderson, and New Albany the final four at Assembly Hall before the Bob Knight banners started to be hung, Coach Kirby Overman at age 32 became the youngest to win a state title Listen, enjoy, and please share. If you'd like to donate to our program e-mail us @Hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com.

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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 @keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com, or email for further ways to help keep the nostalgia alive @hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com.

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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 @ keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com, if you like our work and want to become a patron please do so... You can e-mail us @hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com...

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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 keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com Become a patron of our program, and help us keep the nostalgia alive!

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