WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun and U.S. Senator Todd Young introduced a resolution on the floor of the United State Senate honoring the Hoosier Gym. This basketball gymnasium and museum is located in Knightstown, Indiana and was the filming location for the 1986 basketball movie “Hoosiers”, starring Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper.
“Every weekend, Hoosiers head to the local gym to watch high school basketball and this resolution honors one of our most iconic gyms where the movie ‘Hoosiers’ was filmed 35 years ago,” said Senator Mike Braun. “Not only am I honored to introduce this resolution on the first day of our boys basketball state tournament, in a few weeks the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will descend on Indiana which is a win for local economies throughout the state. My best wishes to all involved in both boys and girls state tournaments this year and appreciate the IHSAA and local school officials working to ensure this class of basketball players get the opportunity to play in our state tournament. A special vote of confidence for the Jasper Wildcats as they make a trip to Evansville this evening!”
“Hoosiers is a classic sports movie, but only because it accurately captured our state’s obsession with basketball from the smallest towns to the largest cities,” said Senator Young. “As we begin the IHSAA tournament and prepare for March Madness, it’s fitting that we honor these milestone anniversaries.”