A plethora of reasons exist as to why a certain sport might signal importance to a state, but in Indiana, the sport happens to standout on a whole different level. Current Southeast Dubois Superintendent, Rick Allen, commented on why Indiana high school basketball remains superior saying, “One reason Indiana high school basketball is such a standout of a sport in Indiana is because of the community support behind the team” (Allen 2). The era of basketball between 1911-present remains crucial today not only for the big schools’ gyms in Indiana, but also for small towns gyms such as Huntingburg, Loogootee, Tell City, Ferdinand, and numerous others.
Basketball was my favorite sport growing up. I’ve played since I was little and I still play the game today. I played basketball at my elementary school, St. Cecilia, from Kindergarten till 8th Grade and also played AAU basketball for about 2 years before entering High School. Going into my freshmen year of High School, the first sport I played was basketball. Tryouts began in about the start of November and ended about 2 weeks after. I had made the Freshmen A team. I was excited and as the season progressed, we didn’t win many games but I still had fun playing. Nearing the end of the season, golf was another sport coming up that I also wanted to try and play. I say “try and play” because at the time, I was also going to play AAU basketball. I had set in my mind that I was going to play basketball for all of my four years of high school, but my parents pushed me to tryout for golf. When the basketball season ended, golf tryouts started. Tryouts lasted for about 2 weeks, and I made the JV team. When I found out I made the team, I was very surprised. I hadn’t put in the hard work as others before tryouts came around, but the coach saw potential in me and that I can become a great player. The coach saw so much potential in me, that every week, I kept progressing in skill and fine tuning my mechanics. Halfway through the season, about 4 or 5 weeks after I made the team, my coach gave me the chance to play with the Varsity Golf team for a couple days. I was excited and eager to
This is what basketball looks like right now. There are six to nine players on each side of the court and their goal is to put the basketball inside the brown bucket more times than their opponent. There is no shoulding, tripping, striking, and talking in any way. You heard that right, there is no talking allowed between players, and they were only allowed to use signs with their hands. Throwing underhand, shot put, or throwing it with your back to the basketball counted as a point. There was no running with the ball allowed in this sport, and instead he/she shall dribble with one or two hands. Do you know what the “cages” are? It is a wired cage, that is played inside by the players. The goal of the cage is to protect the players, and make the game faster and keep the ball in play. This may seem a little complicated for the first timers, but this invention may be the most unique game around. Many people wondered if this game would ever be a real thing, but it turned out being a minor league hit in many arenas, gyms, and armories. It gave a chance for people to play what
Although men and women’s basketball are closer to being equal than softball and baseball, the leagues are still separate. America has a women’s league and a men’s league and never the two shall meet. A woman is not allowed in the NBA since she has the WNBA. The separation is strong, obvious, and seemingly permanent. Like basketball, they created softball to play indoors during the winter. The game earned the name softball and due to its easier properties was often “regarded as baseball’s stepchild” (Ring, p. 60). They passed the game down to women, as it seemed safe enough to limit the risk of injury. And so the separation began.
The game at first consisted of two peach baskets nailed to the lower railing of the gym balcony and a soccer ball where Dr.
SHREVEPORT, La. – A day after finding out he was the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, junior Chris Zapata of the Centenary Gents baseball team was selected for this week’s D3Baseball.com Team of the Week, released Tuesday, March 6, the fourth edition of the list in 2017.
It’s shaping up to be a trying year for the NCAA as two former athletes have come forward in the past week and filed a class action lawsuit against them for “academic fraud in its members schools’ athletic programs.” While some think this couldn’t get worse, from the numerous unacknowledged complaints from over the last century, a large number of the student athletes on the receiving end of less than stellar educations were African-American student athletes—especially in revenue-producing sports like basketball and football.
After Sam Hinkie and the 76ers acquired a center with a top lottery pick in the NBA draft for the third time in as many years on Thursday, the timer went off on the basketball community's oven, as the hot takes were finally cooked and ready to be served. The can of competitiveness had been kicked down Broad Street once again, relegating the Sixers to another year of irrelevancy.
With the Boys Basketball season in full swing, many students and teachers are very exited for the promising season ahead. The West Central boys are currently 0-2 but are hoping to turn the season around with the upcoming home games. “I think this season is going great I think that we have a real chance at State,” Said Senior Noah Vettrus. He said this after the 82-70 loss to Dells last Friday. It was in this game that he had 31 points and 10 rebounds. But he is not the only player that has a great outlook for this season, Junior Nick Nagel says that he is very excited for the season and he thinks the team will go all the way to state this year as long as they play smart and execute the plays correctly. “Honestly I see a lot of potential
The Detroit Pistons franchise has an illustrious history, but over recent years there have been times of utter disappointment. The 2015-16 Pistons team is a young, talented group of guys who can put up solid fantasy stats for us. Center Andre Drummond leads this Detroit team into this season as the top fantasy option on the team. From Drummond to Reggie Jackson, the Pistons should be a team to look at during your upcoming fantasy basketball drafts.
The upcoming NBA season is what the teams are looking forward to specially the Cleveland Cavaliers who took home the championship title and probably planning to aim for a back-to-back championship. In relation to this matter, Cleveland Cavaliers is on their run in improving their lineup which will possibly push them in “trading” players assumed to be involving Memphis Grizzlies’ Vince Carter.
As the city’s population expanded, finding enough space for these sports became an issue. Hockey was played on frozen lakes, and baseball diamonds were constructed in city parks. But basketball courts became an issue. While there were plenty of gymnasiums in Edina and the surrounding cities youth basketball associations did not want to share “their courts” (despite the fact that most of the courts belonged to private gyms or to the school district). These associations petitioned to the Edina School Board for more basketball courts, promising political support for the elected members of the school board. The school board agreed and, after much consideration, chose the fields behind the high school and nearest to my home as the location for a new fitness center, complete with eight more basketball
Since the beginning of time, people have played sports. Unfortunately, some people can’t play, but they love to pay and watch others play instead. NBA games are by far the most interesting professional sports event to attend. It’s amazing to see the gigantic men in real life instead of on your television screen. You make amazing memories with the people you go with because the games are extremely fun. All you need for a great NBA game is a skillful team, lively fans, and some delicious, reasonably priced food. Is that too hard to ask for? Apparently, for some teams, it is.
We have investigated the slam dunk from its humble origins predating even the Big Bang to its present-day status as one of sports' most exciting feats. Every iota of knowledge on the subject of dunking has been presented. There truly is no more to say about dunks as we know them or as they were known to inhabitants of previous eras. Thus, dear reader, we must look beyond the present time, into the uncertain haze of the future, to hypothesize on what dunks will look like ten, twenty, a hundred, a thousand years from now.
Indeed, who would have predicted ten years ago? That women's basketball so wildly popular? Well, people who have watched the growth of women's basketball in southern states. The enormous campus arenas at the state universities in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia filled to capacity for home games. The coach for Tennessee's Lady Vols, Pat Summitt. She has achieved nearly godlike stature in that state. A tall, striking figure on- and off-court. Summitt commands respect. Wherever she goes. My youngest sister, Ruth Ann, who lives in Tennessee. She says you can't near Pat Summitt after a game. "You'd think she a rock star," she says. Although Geno Auriemma, Coach of the UConn women's team. Not yet enjoying that kind of support. He rapidly becoming