Longtime sports editor of The Indianapolis News and the man generally credited with pumping up the basketball Dr. Naismith invented … authored the widely read column, ‘Shootin’ Em & Stoppin’ Em’ … winner of the prestigious Grantland Rice Award for exemplifying the idealistic tradition of the great sports columnist … he and Tony Hinkle barnstormed the state in a Stutz-Bearcat, in an annual whirlwind visit to all 16 state finalists in one week … Cited by IHSAA Commissioner L. V. Phillips as ‘the man who has done more than any other for high school basketball in Indiana.’

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