Walk into Hinkle Fieldhouse, and you feel it-that palpable sense of history known as the Hinkle mystique. Indiana’s basketball cathedral has stood in all its glory at Butler University since 1928. John Wooden, Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird played on its floor. Jesse Owens sprinted to a record at Hinkle, and athletes from around the globe have brought Olympic-level competition to crowds gathered under its steel arches. It was the setting for the climactic scene in Hoosiers, arguably the greatest sports movie ever made. It has hosted evangelists, ice shows, tennis matches, bike races and even roller derbies. Author Eric Angevine gets inside the paint in this complete Hinkle history, featuring archival photographs of the iconic structure and words from those who know it best.
Hinkle Fieldhouse is a basketball arena at Butler University in Indiana. It was built in 1928 and was among the first fieldhouse built for a college basketball team and was considered a real game changer. It had the distinction of being the largest basketball arena in the United States until 1950 and is still in use today and is considered an historic landmark.
the years. It was very in depth and interesting. It is a must read for basketball fans.
~Reviewed by Candace K.