Hoosiers Through and Through
By Terry Hutchens
Blue River Press, pp. 258
Terry Hutchens, who has covered IU sports for 16 years, most of them with the Star, wondered one day how many IU players had an Indiana hometown address since the start of the IU program in 1901 up to the 2013-14 season. He found 587.
Then like all fans, he started ranking — picking his top 50. That's the game plan for Hoosiers Through and Through, a 258-page list that will leave fans either ready to tear into Hutchens or applaud him for the chutzpah.
I won’t spoil the proceedings by naming names, but I’d advise proceeding page one onward because Hutchens builds a delightful case for his ordering. He lists the top 26-50 in alphabetical order — a smart defensive move — then starts assigning numbers with the 25th best player.