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Keeping the Nostalgia Alive Show!

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Herschell Turner shares his story about his life in both basketball and the world of art. After playing for Shortridge he went on to play at the University of Nebraska, he was the first black American to play basketball at Nebraska and achieved legendary status as a Cornhusker. Now legally blind, Herschell went on to play several years of professional basketball including the 1967-1968 Pittsburg Pipers who went on to win the first ABA Championship. He shares what it was like to be black in those tumultuous times in the 50's and 60's. His first love was art and if you go to https://herschellturnerhistoricalimages.com you can see and purchase his fantastic art. Just when I thought I knew basketball, outstanding players are brought to my attention and I have to share the story. Remember I document the past so the future can remember! We are looking for sponsors to keep our show going, if interested e-mail us @hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com or become a patron of our show. In the show photo Turner is seen with the Chicago Majors #12, he also had a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters. Thankyou Herschell for sharing your story. Turner was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Wally Cox joins us for over an hour sharing the story of his life with the game he loves. I really didn't have to ask any questions and enjoyed listening to him keeping the nostalgia alive!!! At age 82, Wally shares details about growing up in Indianapolis that everyone will enjoy. We are looking for a sponsor for our program so we can keep bringing you these interviews. If you'd like to sponsor or donate to our work - email us at hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com. Now sit back, relax and enjoy some blasts from the past.

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We've had MaryAnn Davis on before, but we've updated the interview with a new one. Take a listen to her side of Coach Bob Knight. A story that was omitted was how she sat in the Suite with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and each time she reached into her bag, be it for mints, gum, or lip balm, the Secret Service was very inquisitive and she decided to watch the rest of the game down on the floor. 

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If you haven't gotten the book "One small town, one crazy coach.", you need to get it today. Author Mike Roos writes of that season. A must-have for any Indiana High School basketball fan! 

This recording is the play by play of the 4th quarter of the Sectional Championship game between the Ireland Spuds and the Springs Valley Blackhawks. In the 1963 Huntingburg Indiana Sectional. It was voted by the fans as the 7th most exciting game ever played in the Huntingburg Memorial Gym from 1952 thru 2002. Springs Valley was coached by a young Jim Jones (In the IBHOF now) and Ireland was coached by the Wizard (as the papers would call him back then), Coach Pete Gill. The play by play announcer is the late Jack Brandt from WITZ radio Jasper, Indiana. 

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A great book about the ABA, what it meant to the city of Indianapolis, and stories you won't believe that really happened from 1967- 1976! Two legends, original Pacer Bob Netolicky, and outstanding Journalist Robin Miller (Indianapolis Star 1968-2001 and ABA Pacer beat writer). The stories are true and it's an amazing read. This book is out in time for the 50th Anniversary ABA reunion being held in Indianapolis the weekend of April 7th. Go to Droppingdimes.org to find out all of the details and go to Wechangedthegame.com to find out more about the book, available at Amazon.com and Hilton Publishing. If you enjoy our work think about becoming a patron @kepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com or emailing us @Hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com. We are also looking for sponsors if interested email us at the previously mentioned address. Basketball, especially from Indiana is my passion!

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Ed Mckee spends over an hour with us talking basketball and his life in the sports world. He discusses his playing days at Rockhurst, being drafted, signed and released as an Indiana Pacer, his tenure @ Indiana State University, going back to work for the Pacers, and beyond.Has an amazing memory and shares them with us on the program! Listen, share, and enjoy. If you like our work and want to support our efforts please think about becoming a patron. You can do so on our page @keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com or email us @Hoosierhysteria@yahoo.com. Thanks to John Dodderidge for photo help! We are working without a sponsor if you'd like to sponsor or advertise please let us know.

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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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