Welcome to Indiana basketball.

Coach Norman Dale

I know everything there is to know about the greatest game ever invented.

Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch

Alright, boys, this is the last shot we got! We're gonna run the picket fence at 'em! Jimmy, you're solo right! Everett, Merle should be open on the other side of that fence! Now, boys, don't get caught watchin' the paint dry!

Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch

Rollin: What can I do for you, Jimmy?
Jimmy Chitwood: I got something to say.
Rollin: All right, say what you've gotta say.
Jimmy Chitwood: [to crowd] I don't know if it'll make a difference, but I figured it's time for me to start playing ball.

I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.

Jimmy Chitwood

George: Uhhh, the coach is dismissed by a vote of 48 to 25...
Opal Fleener: I think we should vote again!
Rollin: All those in favor of the coach staying, say 'Aye'
[majority of crowd says aye]
Rollin: All opposed...
[a handful say nay]
Rollin: ... Coach stays!

My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.

Coach Norman Dale

Myra Fleener: Leave him alone, all right? He's a real special kid and, and I have high hopes for him and... I think if he works really hard, he can get an academic scholarship to Wabash College and can get out of this place.
Coach Norman Dale: Why, do you have something against this place?

I've seen you guys can shoot but there's more to the game than shooting. There's fundamentals and defense.

Coach Norman Dale

Clete, you tell him... Sectionals of '33, one point down. Five, four, three, two, one, let 'er fly... in and out. Yeah, well, I was fouled...

Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch

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Hoosiers Quotes

Coach Norman Dale: You know, in the ten years that I coached, I never met anybody who wanted to win as badly as I did. I'd do anything I had to do to increase my advantage. Anybody who tried to block the pursuit of that advantage, I'd just push 'em out of the way. Didn't matter who they were, or what they were doing. But that was then. You have special talent, a gift. Not the school's, not the townspeople, not the team's, not Myra Fleener's, not mine. It's yours, to do with what you choose. Because that's what I believe, I can tell you this: I don't care if you play on the team or not.

Sun don't shine on the same dog's ass everyday, but, mister you ain't seen a ray of light since you got here.

Opal Fleener