Plump: Bring back single-class hoops

The architect of the Milan Miracle has spoken!  Bobby Plump says Indiana can and should return to its roots by reinstating single-class basketball.  A senate bill would ensure that boys and girls from across the state have a chance to participate in what was undoubtedly the finest, most historic amateur basketball event in the country:

“It would take some time to bring the magic back, but it could come back,” said Bobby Plump, who made the game-winning shot to propel tiny Milan past Muncie Central in the 1954 state championship.

Plump and other proponents of the one-class “all-in” format could get their way if a bill that has been introduced to the Indiana General Assembly that would effectively end class basketball can gain traction.

Senator Jean Leising has authored Senate Bill No. 84, which would allow school corporations to “participate in an interscholastic athletics association only if the association does not conduct boys’ or girls’ interscholastic basketball games in which the teams are divided into classes.” The Indiana High School Athletic Association operates the state’s four-class basketball tournaments, in effect since the 1997-98 season.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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