In 1947, even the best black athletes had no chance of playing Big Ten basketball. But a few reform-minded backers waited for a shot. When Bill Garrett came along, some saw their chance and engaged in talks that would forever alter college sports.
A conversation with the team’s owner and CEO ahead of our season preview in the November issue—and amid longstanding speculation, he gives strong signals on who will occupy the owner’s office when he’s gone. Want a name? Read on.
Milan could be any small Indiana town—except, of course, for its high-school basketball team, which won the state title almost 60 years ago. Now, a few locals are trying to adapt that history into a basketball museum and a bid at reviving their town.
We set out to find the best places to don your team’s jersey, chomp on wings, and scream at the big screen. Even if your team loses, everyone’s a winner when visiting one of these 20 great watering holes.