Everyone has seen Hoosiers. And if you haven’t, you should probably stop reading my article now, and rush over to your local Blockbuster. Quite simply, Hoosiers is one of the greatest sports movies of all time.
Hoosiers is based on the true life story of small town Milan High School’s magical 1954 season. In the movie version of the story, Hickory High, located in rural Indiana, barely has the numbers to field a team, but under the leadership of controversial coach Norman Dale, Hickory makes an improbable run to the Indiana state championship.
The parallels between Coach Dale’s Hoosiers and Butler’s Bulldogs are simply incredible. Butler’s 2010 run in the NCAA tournament is an updated version of the 1986 classic. Don’t buy it? Take a look.