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!
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 rare circumstances, a small school would sneak in and steal some thunder. In between 1959 and 1961, the Union Township Tigers of southeastern LaPorte County did just that. Union Township High School was not like most small rural schools in Indiana. It rested in the shadow of the 13,000 acres Kingsbury Ordnance Plant built for WWII in 1938. The government built the town of Kingsford Heights sprung up within the township in 1940. Over 1,000 people moved there in just a few years."The Heights" was unique. There were white kids and black kids growing up together in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. These kids grew up with Union Township's charismatic coach who saw no skin color and coached unlike any other. This earned him the notorious nickname of "Wild" Bill Yates. Those Were The Days is a creative nonfiction narrative based on the real players, coaches and games that made up this exciting time and place in Indiana Basketball.
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 Thedunkcollection.com, and if you'd like to be a supporter of our show - please donate and become a patron... This is our first show since Hurricane Harvey, I have a passion for the game.....Please listen, share, and enjoy!!! Billy
Did this interview before his induction into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield! Well deserved - sit back relax, share, and enjoy!
Hoosier born and raised - sit back relax and listen to Slick spin his stories of how basketball has been so very good to him!
A great interview with the Patriarch of the Darner Basketball Family! Coach Alan Darner shares his story of growing up and coaching in Ohio, his trek to coaching in Indiana, and his families love affair with the game of basketball! With over 400 high school basketball victories a must listen! We did have a couple of technical difficulties within the interview, after the interview, I found out my wife disabled the power from the studio... But she plugged us back in and the interview was amazing! You'll laugh, be entertained, and learn from this interview with Coach Darner. Winner of two Indiana High School Boys State Championships with the Pike Red Devils, Coach tells his story of the game of basketball like your reading a book! Don't forget to check out our library of shows @keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com and if you'd like to donate and become a patron of our work please do so at the same site your listening to this on!
The NBA has dropped the ball on taking care of those who changed the game - The ABA! Take a listen to how the NBA doesn't want to take care of those who made the NBA what it is today! Also, click the link below to read the Petition sent to the NBA and the link below that is an outstanding article by Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star on the plight of this retired American Basketball Association players. I'm very passionate about this issue and hope you'll show your support to a public outcry for the NBA an 8 Billion dollar industry to fix this situation....
La Salle Explorer and ABA Champion Larry Cannon and ABA Champion Bob Netolicky join us to discuss the plight of the retired ABA basketball player...... There are only 149 left...... We Lost George Irvine and Skeeter Harley Swift just recently...
The ABA players from the past have been left behind by the NBA! The ABA (American Basketball Association) turned the NBA into the success it is today. $60 per year of service for pension, so if you played three years, that's $180 per month for your pension! I don't know about you but that doesn't cover very much! The NBA gets $2,000 per year of service! This is wrong, listen to an abbreviated oral version of the petition that was sent to the NBA April 5, 2017. As of today May 15th the NBA responded that they were not interested in helping these players. there are 149 ABA players left who are in bad health and poor financial situations! The NBA has dropped the ball! Remember the NBA Motto "NBA Cares"? About what????? Spread the word the NBA is wrong in not to help the ones who changed the game! Below is an article was written by Gregg Doyel from the Indianapolis Star concerning these left behind players and below that click the other link for the full document of the Petition for benefits!