FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Last updated: Tue. Nov. 27, 2012 - 07:53 am EDT

'Hoosiers' creators named to Indiana basketball hall

DISCUSS
Comments
 

NEW CASTLE — The Indiana natives who created the basketball move "Hoosiers" are heading into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Organizers announced Tuesday that "Hoosiers" director David Anspaugh and screenplay writer Angelo Pizzo will be inducted into the hall in March as recipients of the St. Vincent Health Silver Medal for contributions to Indiana high school basketball other than as a player or coach.

The 1986 movie is loosely based on the 1954 state championship team from tiny Milan High School and often tops lists of best all-time sports films.

Anspaugh grew up in Decatur and Pizzo is from Bloomington. They also collaborated on the Notre Dame football movie "Rudy."

They will be honored as 14 former players are inducted into the New Castle-based hall during a March 20 banquet in Indianapolis.


Comments
 
Wednesday
Wednesday
High 53 °F
Low 35 °F
45 °F
A Few Clouds
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 16461.32-153.49
Nasdaq 4382.85-36.63
S&P 500 1927.11-14.17
AEP 55.92+0.36
Comcast 51.49-0.70
GE 25.19-0.26
ITT Exelis 16.44-0.03
LNC 49.16-0.61
Navistar 33.06-0.74
Raytheon 97.45-0.66
SDI 22.26+0.36
Verizon 48.31-0.38
  Stock Sponsor