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Hoosiers Story Told By One Who Was There

What a thrill for the residents of Sanders Glen to hear the story of "Hoosiers" as told by Rollin Cutter.
Mr. Cutter visited Sanders Glen this week and gave a fascinating account of his experience as a 16-year-old basketball player in the 1950s. His team from the little town of Milan, Indiana went on to beat Muncie Central for the State Basketball Championship in the "David versus Goliath" match of 1954.
The win was so celebrated that an eventual movie was made about it: Hoosiers. In addition, there have been several books written regarding not only the game, but the coach, and the players too.
Cutter gave great explanation about the era of basketball in Indiana and small town schools. He shared about his personal experience, and told of the events that laid the foundation for the big win. Cutter also graced the audience with his warm smile as he recalled the town's celebration following the famed game. The tiny town of Milan, population 1,000 swelled with 40,000 visitors the day after the win!
Hollywood had it's own spin on some of the actual events, according to Cutter, but that game winning bucket was all Indiana.