Who beat Milan in 1954?

Muncie Central Bearcats
1954 State Champions – Milan Indians – Milan 1954 Museum. Search for: On a cold March night in Butler Fieldhouse, the Indians of tiny Milan High School (enrollment 161) defeated the mighty Muncie Central Bearcats (enrollment 1,662), to win the state championship and secure their place in Hoosier Folklore.

Which actor from Hoosiers killed himself?

Crawfordsville, Sept. 11 (AP) – A local basketball star who landed a starring role in the 1986 movie “Hoosiers” was found dead outside his home early Wednesday. Montgomery County Sheriff Dennis Rice said 39-year-old Kent Pooled committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree.

Who won the 1952 high school basketball championship?

The real championship game was won 32-30 against the Muncie Central Bearcats. Like South Bend from the movie, the Muncie Central Bearcats were a powerhouse team from a much bigger school.

How true is the movie Hoosiers?

It is loosely based on the story of the Milan High School team that participated in the 1954 state championship. Gene Hackman stars as Norman Dale, a new coach with a spotty past. The film co-stars Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper, whose role as the basketball-loving town drunk earned him an Oscar nomination.

Is Hickory Indiana real?

There is no town of Hickory in Indiana.

How long did Bobby Plump hold the ball?

four minutes and 14 seconds
Plump held the ball amidst more noise than you’ll hear in the wildest fast breaking game, for four minutes and 14 seconds and then called time.

Did Gene Hackman play basketball?

Hackman said he knows a little about basketball, which helps when playing the role of a coach. “I played a little high school basketball,” he said. “I was not terrific, but I was on the varsity basketball team.

Why are people from Indiana called Hoosiers?

There was once a contractor named Hoosier employed on the Louisville and Portland Canal who preferred to hire laborers from Indiana. Joseph Wright derived Hoosier from an Indian word for corn, “hoosa.” Indiana flatboatmen taking corn or maize to New Orleans came to be known as “hoosa men” or Hoosiers.

Who were the Hickory Huskers?

Three of the Hickory Huskers from the movie — Brad Long (Buddy), Steve Hollar (Rade) and Maris Valainis (Jimmy) — were seated at a table together to sign autographs and memorabilia.

Who was Norman Dale based on?

NORMAN DALE WAS BASED ON BOBBY KNIGHT. “I wondered what would happen if Knight punched a player,” Pizzo said. “I utilized Knight’s offensive philosophy: four passes before a shot.

Is Hickory a real town in Indiana?

NEW RICHMOND, Ind. — Every so often, a visitor will roll through this town of 333 on the northern edge of Montgomery County with a question.

Was Bobby Plump in the movie Hoosiers?

Well folks, the old saying goes that everybody gets their 10 seconds of fame. For a guy from Indiana, that 10 seconds – or 18 seconds if you will – has stretched to over 67 years. That guy is the spry 84-year-old Bobby Plump. For you movie buffs, you may know him as Jimmie Chitwood, the hero of the movie “Hoosiers.”

When did Milan High School win the state championship?

On a cold March night in Butler Fieldhouse, the Indians of tiny Milan High School (enrollment 161) defeated the mighty Muncie Central Bearcats (enrollment 1,662) to win the state championship and secure their place in Hoosier Folklore Milan High School, enrollment 161, won the Indiana state basketball title in 1954.

Who was the Milan high school basketball coach?

His hiring was controversial, coming on the heels of Superintendent Willard Green’s firing of coach Herman “Snort” Grinstead, who had ordered new uniforms without authorization. Wood’s coaching style was the opposite of Grinstead’s in many ways.

Who was the winner of Milan vs Muncie?

Plump’s shot with three seconds left cemented the Milan Indians’ place in Indiana basketball history. No school its size had ever won the state title before that March 20 game and no school that small ever would again.

How much was the Milan Indians 1954 championship?

For a $254 minimum donation to the Milan Museum, a 1954 Milan team member will speak to your group on the 1954 championship.