Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball

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Indiana State Sycamores
Basketball current event.svg 2018–19 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball team
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UniversityIndiana State University
First season1896
All-time record1,497-1,289 (.537)
Athletic directorSherard Clinkscales [1]
Head coach Greg Lansing (9th season)
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Location Terre Haute, Indiana
Arena Hulman Center
(Capacity: 10,200)
Nickname Sycamores
Student sectionThe Forest [2]
ColorsRoyal Blue and White [3]
         
Uniforms
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NCAA Tournament champions
1950 (NAIA)
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1979, 1968*
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1979, 1968*
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1979, 1968*
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1979, 1968*, 1967*
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2001, 1979, 1968* 1967*
NCAA Tournament appearances
2011, 2001, 2000, 1979, 1968*, 1967*, 1966*
Conference tournament champions
2011, 2001, 1979
Conference regular season champions
1950*, 1949, 1947, 1946, 1930 (IIC)
1968*, 1967*, 1966*, 1951* (ICC)
2000, 1979 (MVC)

*= As NCAA Division II institution
Indiana State-Ball State rivalry
SportMen's basketball
Teams
  • Indiana State Sycamores
  • Ball State Cardinals
First meetingMarch 1, 1919
Indiana State 53, Ball State 21
Latest meetingNovember 6, 2018
Ball State 93, Indiana State 85
Next meetingDecember 2, 2019
Statistics
Meetings total131
All-time seriesIndiana State leads, 73–59
Largest victoryIndiana State, 65–19 (1922-23)
Longest win streakIndiana State, 8 (1969–1973)
Ball State, 5 (1953–1955)
Current win streakBall State, 2 (2017–present)

The Indiana State Sycamores basketball is the NCAA Division I men's basketball program of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. They currently compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2011.

NCAA Division I highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

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College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.

Indiana State University Public university in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States

Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was founded in 1865 and offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 75 graduate and professional programs. Indiana State is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Doctoral/Research University.

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The Sycamores' first season was 1896, making them the oldest basketball team in the NCAA along with Bucknell, Minnesota and Washington; however, the records from 1896 to 1899 no longer exist. The Sycamores boast 2 College Players of the Year, 14 All-Americans, 39 1,000-point scorers and 1,496 victories. Their victory count places them in the Top 70 of all NCAA Division I programs. [4] [5]

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In addition, the Sycamores have 26 Post-Season Appearances (7 NCAA, 4 NIT, 1 CBI, 1 CIT, 12 NAIA and the 1936 Olympic Trials) with 5 National Championship Appearances (2 NCAA, 3 NAIA). Seven Sycamores were members of the 1951 Pan-American Games Gold Medal-winning team. The Sycamore's most memorable season was 1978–79, when star Larry Bird led an undefeated team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, as well as the UPI National title. However, it lost the national title game versus the Magic Johnson-led Michigan State team; and ended the season with a record of 331. This is the deepest run by a first-time participant in the Division I tournament, and one of only three times that a first-time team has advanced as far as the Final Four (UNCC in 1977 and Georgia in 1983). They would not have another postseason appearance until 2000.

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The Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represents Michigan State University (MSU) and compete in the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I College basketball. Their home games are played at the Breslin Student Events Center. Tom Izzo has been the head coach since 1995. The Spartans have won two NCAA championships and 15 Big Ten Conference Championships. Their two National Championships came in the 1979 NCAA Tournament and the 2000 NCAA Tournament. The 1979 National Championship Game was the most watched college basketball game in history, with 35.11 million television viewers. The 1979 National Championship team was coached by Jud Heathcote and included tournament MVP Magic Johnson, Greg Kelser and Jay Vincent. The Spartans defeated the previously unbeaten Indiana State Sycamores, led by future Hall of Famer Larry Bird. The 2000 National Championship team defeated the Florida Gators men's basketball team in the final. The team was coached by Tom Izzo and led by players Morris Peterson, Charlie Bell, Jason Richardson and tournament MVP Mateen Cleaves.

The Sycamores were the National Runner-Up in the NCAA College Division (now Div II) in 1968; they won the NAIA National Championship in 1950, had NAIA Finals appearances in 1946 & 1948 and NAIA National Semifinals appearances in 1949 & 1953. The Sycamores were led by All-Americans, Duane Klueh, Dick Atha and Lenny Rzeszewski. As the program transitioned from NAIA to the NCAA, one last NAIA highlight was Ray Goddard leading the Nation in FT percentage (91.2%) [6] during the 1961-62 season. Former Head Coaches include the legendary John Wooden, Purdue All-American Dave Schellhase, Indiana coaching legend Glenn M. Curtis and well-known college coaches such as Bob King, Royce Waltman, Tates Locke and Ron Greene. Former assistants include current collegiate head coaches such as Thad Matta (Butler, Xavier, Ohio State), Rick Ray (Mississippi State, Southeast Missouri), Kareem Richardson (Missouri-Kansas City), Phil Hopkins (Western Carolina), Mel Garland (IUPUI), Stan Gouard (Indianapolis) and NBA Great Mel Daniels.

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The Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball team currently play their home games at Hulman Center (10,200) and are coached by Greg Lansing.

Hulman Center

Hulman Center is a 10,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. Initially named the Hulman Civic University Center, the facility opened on December 14, 1973. Funded by donations and bond issues after an initial $2.5 million challenge gift from philanthropist Tony Hulman, the patriarch of the local Hulman family, it is home to the Indiana State Sycamores basketball team. It has hosted many concerts, several NCAA championship events including the 1974 Midwest Region of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The NCAA men's gymnastics finals, and the 1979 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament title game.

Greg Lansing is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball coach at Indiana State University. He was named to the position on June 15, 2010. He also spent eight seasons as an assistant coach, including the last three as associate head coach with the program. He is #2 on the 'Wins' chart for Indiana State coaches, trailing the leader, Duane Klueh by 34 wins.

Postseason

Division I NCAA Tournament results

The Sycamores have appeared in four NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 5–4.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1979 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Final Four
National Championship Game
Virginia Tech
Oklahoma
Arkansas
DePaul
Michigan State
W 86–69
W 93–72
W 73–71
W 76–74
L 64–75
2000 First RoundTexasL 61–77
2001 First Round
Second Round
Oklahoma
Gonzaga
W 70–68 OT
L 68–85
2011 Second RoundSyracuseL 60–77

NIT results

The Sycamores have appeared in four National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 1–4.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1977 First RoundHoustonL 82–83
1978 First Round
Quarterfinals
Illinois State
Rutgers
W 73–71
L 56–57
2013 First RoundIowaL 52–68
2014 First RoundArkansasL 71–91

CBI results

The Sycamores appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2010 First RoundSaint LouisL 54–63

CIT results

The Sycamores appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). Their record is 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2012 First RoundRobert MorrisL 60–67

Division II NCAA Tournament results

The Sycamores have appeared in three NCAA Division II Basketball Tournaments. Their combined record is 5–4. They hosted the Great Lakes Regional during the 1966-67 Tournament.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1966 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Southern Illinois
Lamar
L 65–83
L 78–93
1967 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Luther
Valparaiso
W 109–88
L 77–80
1968 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
National Quarterfinals
National Semifinals
National Championship Game
South Dakota State
Illinois State
UNLV
Trinity
Kentucky Weslayan
W 101–83
W 98–93
W 94–75
W 77–67
L 52–63

NAIA Tournament results

The Sycamores have appeared in the NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament 12 times. They reached the NAIA Final Four five times. The Sycamores combined NAIA Tournament record is 25–12. Indiana State is the only team to finish as the National Runner-Up in the NAIA and both the NCAA DI and DII tournaments.

Indiana State won 7 NAIA District 21 titles (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1962 and 1963) [7]

YearRoundOpponentResult
1942 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Simpson
Hamline
W 83–45
W 51–43
L 41–45
1943 First RoundNorthwest Missouri StateL 28–37
1946 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
St. Cloud State
Houston
Dakota Wesleyan
Pepperdine
Southern Illinois
W 62–51
W 62–43
W 55–34
W 56–43
L 48–49
1948 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
St. Francis (PA)
BYU
San Jose State
Hamline
Louisville
W 72–40
W 82–68
W 59–52
W 66–65 OT
L 70–82
1949 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Eastern New Mexico
Loyola (MD)
Emporia State
Regis
Beloit
W 60–42
W 78–5–8
W 67–66
L 45–48 2OT
L 59–67
1950 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Delta State
Arkansas Tech
Baldwin–Wallace
Tampa
East Central
W 65–59
W 87–79
W 61–39
W 73–69
W 61–57
1952 First Round
Second Round
Farleigh Dickinson
Southwest Missouri State
W 79–72
L 64–82
1953 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Midwestern State
Arkansas Tech
Findlay
Southwest Missouri State
East Texas State
W 100–76
W 100–81
W 106–70
L 78–84
W 74–71
1954 First RoundGenevaL 82–88
1959 First Round
Second Round
Morningside
Georgia Southern
W 87–67
L 70–73
1962 First RoundWinston-SalemL 71–83
1963 First Round
Second Round
Parsons
Carson-Newman
W 78–77
L 63–70

1936 Olympic trials

Coach Wally Marks’ 193536 Sycamores from Indiana State University gained national attention when they participated in the first national post-season collegiate basketball tournament. The winning team would earn the right to name five players to represent the United States in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the first Games to feature the American sport of basketball. By earning the bid, the Sycamores joined a select group of college teams hand-picked by the Amateur Athletic Union, the U.S. governing organization.

The Olympic team members were selected from the best AAU teams and winners of the national collegiate tournament conducted in eight regional districts. The Sycamores earned a bid and advanced to the district finals and were pitted against Coach Ray Meyer's DePaul Blue Demons, at Chicago Stadium, DePaul's home court. Despite vaulting to a 100 lead, maintaining a 1610 halftime advantage and outscoring the hosts from the field, Marks’ cagers lost on a long shot in the waning moments of the game, 2928.

1951 Pan American Games

The 194950 squad won the NAIA 1950 National Championship. Subsequently, Coach John Longfellow and eight Sycamore players were invited to represent the United States in the inaugural (1951) Pan American Games, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sycamores Roger Adkins, Dick Atha, Richard Babcock, Bob Gilbert, Tom Kern, Gene Lambdin, Ed Longfellow, and Cliff Murray represented the United States and Indiana State University. The United States defeated the national teams of Ecuador (7432), Cuba (7755), Panama (9055) and Brazil (6942) to reach the championship game against Argentina. The Americans defeated the hosts, (5751), for the gold medal.

USA Basketball players (10)

Other national teams (2)

Arenas

YearHomeCapacity
1973–present Hulman Center 10,200
1962–1973 Indiana State College Arena 4,800
1928–1962 Indiana State Teacher's College Gymnasium 3,000
1923–1928 Terre Haute William H. Wiley High School Gymnasium 1,600
1895–1923 Indiana State Normal School North Hall [9] unk

Player of the year

National awards

National Player of the Year (2)

Oscar Robertson Trophy (1)

Naismith Award (1)

John R. Wooden Award (1)

Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year (1)

Adolph Rupp Trophy (1)

Eastman Award (1)

Joe Lapchick Award (1)

The Sporting News (1)

Basketball Times (1)

Basketball Weekly (1)

Conference (6)

National tournament (3)

Retired numbers

Three Sycamore players have had their numbers retired by the school. Carl Nicks is the latest, with his number 22 retired by the school on February 16, 2019. [10]


Indiana State Sycamores retired numbers
No.PlayerYears played
22 Carl Nicks 1976–77, 1978–1980
33 Larry Bird 1976–1979
54 Duane Klueh 1946–1949

All-Century Team

In 1899, basketball became a Sycamore tradition; in the first official game, State defeated the Terre Haute YMCA by a score of 20-17; in 1999, to recognize the first century of intercollegiate basketball, a panel selected the following All-Century Team.

In addition, 'All-Decade' teams were selected for the following:

The rosters and more information can be found in the Winter 1999 (Volume 3, Number 1) issue of the 'Indiana State University Alumni Magazine.

Indiana State's All-Century Team
NameCareerNotes
Roy 'Goose' Burris 1922–25MiLB baseball; member of Akron Firestone Non-Skids, 1933 NBL Champion
Les Reynolds1929–31All-American Guard
Duane Klueh 1947–49#7 career scorer, NAIB Player of the Year, All-American Forward, NBA Guard
Lenny Rzeszewski 1947–50All-American Forward
Dick Atha 1950–53#24 career scorer, All-American Guard, NBA guard
Jerry Newsom 1966–68#3 scorer, #2 rebounds, 2-time All-American Forward, NBA draftee
Butch Wade 1965–67#4 scorer, 2-time All-American Guard, NBA draftee
George Pillow 1969–71Forward, #6 career rbs, #14 career pts
Larry Bird 1977–793-time All-American Forward; Consensus Player of the Year, NBA Forward
Carl Nicks 1977, 1979–80Guard, #7-T career pts, #8 career steals, NBA Guard
John Sherman Williams 1983–86Forward, # 2 career pts, 4-time All-MVC, CBA & Foreign Leagues
Jim Cruse 1994–96Forward, #5 career rbs, 2-time All-MVC
Coach Duane Klueh 1955–67#1 wins, 3x ICC titles, 4-time ICC Coach of the Year, 5x post-season appearances.
Total members13

[11]

All-Americans (14)

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (4)

NCAA Post-Graduate scholarship (2)

All-Conference (31)

Only players selected for the conference first team are displayed; for second team and honorable mention, please consult the Indiana State Men's basketball media guide at www.gosycamores.com

All-Indiana Intercollegiate Conference (2)

YearPlayer
1943Bill Hitch
1946Ed Lash

All-Indiana Collegiate Conference (18)

YearPlayer
1951 Dick Atha
1951Cliff Murray
1952Rodger Adkins (MVP)
1952Sam Richardson
1952Dick Atha
1953Roger Adkins
1954Joe Lee
1956Sam Richardson
1958Jim Bates
1961Howard Dardeen
1962Howard Dardeen
1964Wayne Allison
1965 Butch Wade
1966 Jerry Newsom
1966Butch Wade
1967Jerry Newsom
1967Butch Wade (MVP)
1968Jerry Newsom (MVP)

All-Midwestern Conference (3)

YearPlayer
1971George Pillow
1971Bob Barker
1972Dan Bush

All-Missouri Valley Conference (9)

YearPlayer
1978 Larry Bird (MVP)
1979Larry Bird (MVP)
1979 Carl Nicks
1980Carl Nicks
1985John Sherman Williams
1986John Sherman Williams
2000 Nate Green (MVP)
2001Matt Renn
2013 Jake Odum

Career leaders

Scoring

NamePoints
Larry Bird 2,850
John Sherman Williams2,374
Jerry Newsom 2,147
Brenton Scott1,760
Butch Wade 1,672
Jake Odum 1,568
David Moss 1,562
Eddie Bird1,555
Duane Klueh 1,432
Carl Nicks 1,432
Rick Williams1,351
Matt Renn1,347
Ray Goddard1,321
Michael Menser1,301
Don McDonald1,298

Three-pointers

NamePoints
Michael Menser283
Brenton Scott270
Jordan Printy215
Jordan Barnes214
Eddie Bird161
Travis Inman154
Chad Adkins149
Aaron Carter133
Greg Thomas130
Marcus Howard125

Rebounds

NameRebounds
Larry Bird 1,247
Jerry Newsom953
DeCarsta Webster 862
Matt Renn789
Jim Cruse771
George Pillow731
Carl Richard709
Djibril Kante 676
Rick Williams661
John Sherman Williams629
Brad Miley 627
Bob Barker620
Jay Tunnell610
Rich Mason581
David Moss 570

Assists

NameAssists
Steve Reed616
Jake Odum 602
Rick Fields551
Jimmy Smith517
Nate Green496
Gabe Moore444
Larry Bird 435
Michael Menser426
Nick Hargrove369
David Moss 350

Steals

NameSteals
Larry Bird240
Nate Green240
Gabe Moore203
Jake Odum 202
Michael Menser188
Matt Renn165
Rick Fields149
Brenton Scott158
David Moss 133
Carl Nicks128

Blocked shots

NameBlocks
DeCarsta Webster 168
Isiah Martin136
Djibril Kante127
Emondre Rickman116
Nate Green109
Jayson Wells94
Larry Bird83
Alex Gilbert75
John Sherman Williams72
Marcus Johnson66

Coaching leaders

The Sycamores have been led by 25 different Head Coaches through their history, the top 15 coaches; in terms of wins; are listed below.

YearsCoach (Alma Mater)WinsLossesPct.
1955–1967 Duane Klueh (Indiana State)182122.599
2010-Pres., Greg Lansing (South Dakota)148141.512
1997–2007 Royce Waltman (Slippery Rock)134164.450
1938–1946 Glenn M. Curtis (Indiana State)12245.724
1948–1954 John Longfellow (Manchester)12264.656
1967–1974 Gordon B. Stauffer (Michigan State)12192.568
1927–31, 33-38 Walter E. Marks (Chicago)9159.607
1978–1982 Bill Hodges (Purdue / Marian, (Ind.)6748.582
1975–1978 Bob King (Iowa)6124.718
1918–1923 Birch Bayh (Indiana State)5724.640
1989–1994 Tates Locke (Ohio Wesleyan)5088.411
1912–1917Alfred F. Westphal (Amherst)4723.671
1946–1948 John Wooden (Purdue)4415.746
2007–2010 Kevin McKenna (Creighton)4352.453
1982–1985 Dave Schellhase (Purdue)3748.435
31 seasons11 other coaches171280.380
1896–PresentPROGRAM TOTALs1,4971,289.537

Leaders in BOLD

Coach of the Year

National (1)

Conference (8)

Sycamores in the professional leagues

Draft history

NBA Regular Draft

YearRoundPickOverallPlayerTeam
198012323 Carl Nicks Denver Nuggets
1980617132Alex Gilbert Milwaukee Bucks
1978116 Larry Bird Boston Celtics
197869129Harry Morgan San Antonio Spurs
196861074 Jerry Newsom New York Knicks
1968192209 Rich Mason Chicago Bulls
19677572 Butch Wade Boston Celtics
1953650 Dick Atha New York Knicks
19504440 Len Rzeszewski Fort Wayne Pistons
19498139 Bob Royer Providence Steam Rollers
19498138 Duane Klueh Boston Celtics

NBDL Draft

YearRoundPickOverallPlayerTeam
2013713113 Dwayne Lathan [16] Rio Grande Valley Vipers
20112218Jake Kelly [17] Texas Legends
2011715110Harry Marshall [18] Canton Charge

Sycamores in the NBA

[19] Fourteen former Sycamores have played in the NBA and its predecessors, the (NBL, the BAA), and the ABA. They are:

Sycamores in other professional leagues

30+ Indiana State players have played in foreign leagues; David Moss, Jayson Wells and Djibril Kante have each won multiple championships in European and South American leagues.

Basketball Hall(s) of Fame

Hall of Fame Sycamores

Thirty-two former Sycamores players and coaches have been inducted into various Halls of Fame; they are:

Basketball Hall of Fame (3)

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2)

NAIA Hall of Fame (4)

Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame (4)

In addition to the Conference Hall of Fame; the MVC selected an All-Centennial Team in honor of the Conference's 100th Anniversary; the Sycamores had three players named to that team; Larry Bird, Carl Nicks and John Sherman Williams.

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame [30] (38)

  • John R. Wooden – 1962
  • Glenn M. Curtis – 1964
  • David Glascock – 1966
  • John Longfellow – 1967
  • Howard Sharpe – 1971
  • Johnnie Baratto – 1972
  • Lester "Les" Reynolds – 1972
  • Jesse Wood – 1973
  • Charles Fouty – 1980
  • Ward Brown – 1981
  • Dick Atha – 1988
  • Duane Klueh – 1988
  • Arley Andrews – 1989
  • Stanley Shimala – 1990
  • Jim Powers – 1993
  • Tom Pitts – 1995
  • Jerry Newsom – 1997
  • David Nicholson – 1999
  • Larry Bird – 2000
  • Danny Bush – 2000
  • Jerry Baker – 2000
  • Clemens "Lenny" Rzeszewski – 2001
  • George Pillow – 2002
  • Keith Doughety – 2004
  • Gordon B. Stauffer – 2004
  • G. Michael Jones – 2005
  • Steve Hollenbeck – 2006
  • Pete Pritchett – 2007
  • Dr. Michael C. Copper – 2010
  • John Robbins – 2011
  • J.R. Holmes – 2012
  • Brad Miley – 2016
  • Butch Wade – 2016
  • Al Tucker - 2017
  • Steve Brett - 2018
  • Dan Dimich - 2019
  • John Grimes - 2019
  • Jerry Hoover - 2019

Indiana State University Hall of Fame (38)

Individuals

  • David Glascock – 1982
  • Duane Klueh – 1982
  • Dr. Walter "Wally" Marks – 1982
  • Clemens "Lenny" Rzeszewski – 1982
  • Paul Selge – 1982
  • Paul Wolf – 1982
  • Dick Atha – 1984
  • John L. Longfellow – 1984
  • Jerry Newsom – 1984
  • Dr. Raymond Sparks – 1984
  • Butch Wade – 1984
  • Fred Wampler – 1984
  • John Wooden – 1984
  • John Baratto – 1986
  • Jim Carr – 1986
  • Sam Richardson – 1986
  • Dr. John Miklozek – 1986
  • Glenn M. Curtis – 1998
  • Howard Sharpe, – 1998
  • Birch E. Bayh, Sr. – 1998
  • Larry Bird – 1999
  • Bob King – 1999
  • George Pillow – 2003
  • Ward Brown – 2004
  • Ray Goddard – 2005
  • Paul "Billy" Williams – 2005
  • Roy Burris – 2006
  • Carl Nicks – 2007
  • George Chestnut – 2008
  • John Sherman Williams – 2008
  • Bob Barker – 2010
  • Nate Green – 2012
  • Michael Menser – 2012

Teams

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Indiana State Sycamores

The Indiana State Sycamores are the NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams of Indiana State University. Since the 1977–78 academic year, Indiana State has been a member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). The Indiana State football team has competed in the second-tier Division I FCS since the 1982 season, and has been a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) since it was spun off from the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (Gateway) when the latter league merged into the MVC in 1992. Past conference memberships include the Indiana College Athletic League (1895–1922), the Indiana Intercollegiate Conference (1922–1950), the Indiana Collegiate Conference (1950–1968) and the Midwestern Conference (1970–1972). The women's teams were Gateway members from the league's 1982 founding until its absorption by the MVC. In 1986, a year after the Gateway took on football as its only men's sport, the Sycamores football team joined that conference.

The 1978–79 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball team is considered the greatest in the school's history. The Sycamores were undefeated in the regular season and were led by Larry Bird. He led an undefeated team to the national title game versus a Magic Johnson-led Michigan State Spartans team, and ended the season as National Runner-Up with a record of 33–1. To date, the 1978-79 Sycamores are the only team to advance this far in their first-ever NCAA appearance.

Indiana State Sycamores football

The Indiana State Sycamores football team is the NCAA Division I football program of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. They currently compete in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Playoffs in the 2014 NCAA Division I Football Championship. Their first season was 1896. The Sycamore's greatest season was 1983, when coach Dennis Raetz led them to the 2nd round of the 1983 NCAA Division I Football Championship versus the Southern Illinois Salukis and ended the season with a record of 9–4. The Sycamores also appeared in 1984 NCAA Division I Football Championship playoffs. The Indiana State Sycamores play their home games at Memorial Stadium, which seats 12,764.

Indiana State Sycamores baseball

The Indiana State Sycamores baseball team is the NCAA Division I baseball program of Indiana State University, located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2014. Their first season was 1896. The Sycamores have had 12 All-Americans, 24 Major Leaguers, and more than 1,900 victories. The team's most successful season was in 1986, when the team appeared in the College World Series and finished with a record of 48–21. The Sycamores have appeared in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 1979, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1995, 2012 and 2014.

John Landis Longfellow was an American basketball coach and player. He is best known as National Title winning-head men's basketball coach at Indiana State University as well as leading the US to a Gold Medal in the 1951 Pan-Am Games.

The 1967–68 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball team represented Indiana State University during the 1968 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament. The Sycamores won 19 games in the regular season and were led by Jerry Newsom. He led the Sycamores to the national title game versus a George Tinsley-led Kentucky Wesleyan team, and ended the season as National Runner-Up with a record of 23–8.

The 1949–50 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball season is considered one of the greatest in the school's history. The Sycamore's were led by NAIB All-American Lenny Len Rzeszewski. He led them to the national title game versus East Central Oklahoma and ended the season as the National Champion with a record of 27–8. This season was Indiana State's 4th NAIA Final Four, its 3rd National Title game and its 1st National Championship.

The Indiana Collegiate Conference (ICC) was a college athletic conference in the United States from 1951 to 1979. It consisted solely of schools in Indiana.

Jerry Newsom is a former American collegiate basketball player.

In 1947–48 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball season, the Sycamores were led by coach John Wooden, NAIB All-American Duane Klueh and future NBA players, John Hazen and Bob Royer. The Sycamores finished as the National Runner-Up with a record of 27–7; they lost to Louisville by 82-70 in the title game. This season represented Indiana State's 2nd NAIA Final Four, its 2nd National Title game and its 2nd National Runner-Up finish.

In the 1948–49 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball season, the Sycamores were led by coach John Longfellow, NAIB All-American Duane Klueh and future NBA players, John Hazen and Bob Royer. They lost to Regis (CO) in 2OT in the NAIA National Semi-finals. The Sycamores finished as the National 4th place team with record of 24–8. This season represented Indiana State's 3rd NAIA Final Four.

Charles "Butch" Wade was an American collegiate basketball player. He was a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

1979 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Game

The 1979 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Game was the final of the 1979 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament and determined the national champion for the 1978–79 season. The game was held on March 26, at the Special Events Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2018–19 Indiana State Sycamores mens basketball team

The 2018–19 Indiana State Sycamores basketball team represented Indiana State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Sycamores, led by ninth-year head coach Greg Lansing, play their home games at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana as members of the Missouri Valley Conference. Lansing began the season needing two wins during the season to surpass his mentor on the ISU Coaching Leaderboard. Waltman had 134 wins.

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