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The Milan miracle : the town that Hoosiers left behind / Bill Riley.

Riley, Bill. (Author).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS-Decatur IN 796.323 RIL MIL (Text) 34207002025071 Indiana Non-Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Township Public Library - Flora IND 796.323 RIL (Text) 50825010704723 Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville I 796.323 RIL (Text) 37323005279933 IND_ROOM Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library IC 796.323 Riley (Text) 31208912297639 new local history & genealogy Available -
Thorntown Public Library - Thorntown IN COL 796.323 RIL (Text) 30034001240087 Indiana Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780253020895
  • Physical Description: xii, 175 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Quarry Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, [2016]

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Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Measurements and priorities -- Growing up in Milan -- We ask for a chance that's fair -- Home -- Working for free -- All quiet -- The expendables -- Games within the game -- Change for the nice boys -- Stalling -- Again -- Something positive -- Sitting together -- Hysteria -- The Milan everyone expects -- Senior night -- Hope -- Both lion and lamb -- Graduation -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: Will lightning ever strike twice? Can David beat Goliath a second time? These questions haunt everyone in the small town of Milan, Indiana, whose basketball team inspired Hoosiers, the greatest underdog sports movie ever made. From a town of just 1,816 residents, the team remains forever an underdog, but one with a storied past that has them eternally frozen in their 1954 moment of glory. Every ten years or so, Milan has a winning season, but for the most part, they only manage a win or two each year. And still, perhaps because it's the only option for Milan, the town believes that the Indians can rise again. Bill Riley follows the modern day Indians for a season and explores how the Milan myth still permeates the town, the residents, and their high level of expectations of the team. Riley deftly captures the camaraderie between the players and their coach and their school pride in being Indians. In the end, there are few wins or causes for celebration there is only the little town where basketball is king and nearly the whole town shows up to watch each game. The legend of Milan and Hoosiers is both a blessing and a curse. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Milan Indians (Basketball team)
Basketball > Indiana.
Milan (Ind.)

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