Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Shooter. When Coach Dale told him to wear a suit to games.
Coach Dale. To Barbara Hershey's character, Myra Fleener.
|What was the name of the team's best player?||Hoosiers
Jimmy Chitwood. They didn't win until he decided to start playing.
|What was the main difference in court dimensions between the school's gym and the site of the championship game?||Hoosiers
None. The coach proved this with a tape measure to calm the boys' nerves.
|What was the play the assistant coach called to try and win the game he finished coaching?||Hoosiers
Picket fence . It worked...
|From what college had the new coach recently been fired?||Hoosiers
Ithaca. He was fired for punching a player (his own) and banned from coaching in the NCAA.
|What real-life person was the main basketball player based on?||Hoosiers
Bobby Plump. I heard him recently on the radio and he was very down to earth. He wasn't even the team's leading scorer that year, but he did a great stall!
|What Indiana small town is the story based on? ||Hoosiers
Milan. They were the 1953-54 State Champions with a very small student body.
|What was the assistant coach's nickname?||Hoosiers
Shooter. Played nicely by Dennis Hopper.
Norman Dale. Hackman was great as the embattled coach.
|Who played the "Acting" school principal?||Hoosiers
Barbara Hershey. The female lead gave the new coach a hard time unil she fell for him!
|Jimmy Chitwood caps off an amazing performance in the state championship game by hitting the game-winning shot at the buzzer. What is the uniform number of the defending South Bend Central player that Jimmy shoots the last shot over?||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
10. Coach Dale initially wants to use Jimmy as a decoy and have Merle come off the Picket Fence for the final shot, but his teammates all agree that Jimmy deserves the shot. A now-confident Jimmy tells the Coach "I'll make it."
|The Hickory Huskers are matched up with South Bend Central high school in the state championship game. What was the South Bend Central team nickname?||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
Bears. In his pregame introduction, the play-by-play radio broadcaster states the high schools, nicknames and enrollments of both high schools.
|In which Hickory game does Shooter show up late and drunk and then wander onto the floor to dispute a call by the referee, which gets Hickory charged with a technical foul?||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
Sectional Final Game. Hickory overcomes the distraction to win and advance to the regional final; after the game, a despondent Shooter is finally checked into a hospital in order to "dry out."
|In the regional final game, during a timeout, Coach Dale yells to Buddy that the player he's guarding is "killing us... he's just killing us!" What was the uniform number of the opposing player Coach Dale is referring to?||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
41. Coach instructs Buddy to "Stick with him! Think of it as chewing gum... by the end of the game I wanna know what flavor he is!" After fouling out late in the game, Buddy tells Coach from the bench that "It was Dentyne."
|During the home game in which Shooter finishes coaching for the ejected Coach Dale, his final defensive set instructs Rade to "let yourself get taken out!" Which Hickory player is then supposed to "drop down and take his place" and "close that lane?"||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
Buddy. This is the first time Shooter would actually say anything to the team. This defense results in a steal, which allows Shooter to call a timeout and set up the winning Picket Fence play on offense.
|Ms. Fleener, who is looking after Jimmy when Coach Dale first arrives, wanted Jimmy to take a year off from playing basketball to focus on getting an academic scholarship to this college and "get out of this place." Which college does she refer to?||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
Wabash College. During this altercation, Ms. Fleener digs at Coach Dale by telling him to "just stay away from Jimmy... I don't want him coaching in Hickory when he's 50."
Strap. Strap's father is also the preacher for the team, and has to repaint the bus to white during the summer, after basketball season, for traveling preacher shows. "But every winter... back to red."
Everett. Coach Dale had stressed the importance of teamwork in practices leading up to the game. He also tried to point out that "there's more to the game than shooting... there's fundamentals and defense." He wanted the team to "pass four times before taking a shot." Though the team struggled with his system in the opener, they were able to work the ball inside to starting center Everett, who hit a turnaround jumper from the right elbow.
|What is the name of the high school opposing Hickory in the game when Coach Dale is ejected for arguing with officials and a Hickory player is ejected for punching an opposing player?||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
Cedar Knob. This game shows that Coach Dale is struggling to control his team and his emotions when he tells the opposing coach "It's bad enough we have to play in this cage you call a gym; your players are playing like a bunch of gorillas!"
|Which player was attempting to return to the first game after a player fouled out, only to be instructed to return to the bench by the head coach?||Hickory Hysteria..."Hoosiers" Trivia
Rade Butcher. The coach completed the game with only four active players as a way to teach the boys that he was the person in charge of the team.
Referee: "Coach, you need another player."
Coach: "My team's on the floor!"