Monday, Sep. 22, 2008


Never mind that the inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith, was Canadian. There's something classically American about the sport, and one of the most classic places to watch a game is in Hinkle Fieldhouse, an Indianapolis gym built in 1928. The movie Hoosiers was filmed here, and the building has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Today, Hinkle is home to the Butler Bulldogs. Outside of having former Indiana coach Bobby Knight throw a chair at you, basketball experiences don't get much more authentic.