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Heart of a Hoosier

Heart of a Hoosier

A Year of Inspiration from IU Men's Basketball


Michelle Medlock Adams


Nonfiction, Sport and Leisure

Publish Date

July 6, 2021

Short Description

Five NCAA Championships, 22 Big Ten Conference Championships―this is the candy-striped legacy of the Indiana University men's basketball team. In its 120-year history, Indiana basketball has become a giant in college basketball and earned a legion of fans.

In Heart of a Hoosier: A Year of Inspiration from IU Men's Basketball, authors Del Duduit and Michelle Medlock Adams show readers how the famous moments and personalities of the Indiana Hoosiers can inspire them to reach for success, overcome adversity, be a great team member, and more. Readers will be inspired by a year's worth of stories featuring fierce rivalries with Purdue and Kentucky and legendary players and coaches such as Steve Alford, Isiah Thomas, Calbert Cheaney, George McGinnis, Branch McCracken, and Bobby Knight.

Heart of a Hoosier will entertain and motivate every fan who bleeds Cream & Crimson. Relive the triumphs, groan at the losses, and revel in great traditions!


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“Indiana, our Indiana. Indiana, we’re all for you!”

Oh, the feelings those words stir. The first notes of Indiana University’s fight song play and your heart pounds with pride. You’re compelled to sing along – no matter where you are at the moment, familiar words long grafted into memory spill out in time to the music.

This is what it feels like to be part of something special. Something sacred. Something important. The frenzied scene of screaming fans filling Assembly Hall, cheerleaders cheering, and players taking the court in their candy-striped warmups. It’s hard to contain your excitement as the anticipation builds – there is no better place to be. This is Indiana Basketball.

You’re a Hoosier through and through, and we are right there with you! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the July 2021 release of Heart of a Hoosier: A Year of Inspiration from IU Men’s Basketball, the latest book by authors Michelle Medlock Adams and Del Duduit, available now for preorder on Amazon. You will love reading the weekly inspirations from the following sections:

· IU Traditions

· Monumental Moments

· IU Players

· IU Coaches

Former IU standout and Hall of Famer Kent Benson had this to say: “Authors Michelle Medlock Adams and Del Duduit really capture the essence of IU Basketball in their book, Heart of a Hoosier. This book offers 52 encouraging inspirations, highlighting great Indiana Basketball moments and the hallowed traditions that make IU Basketball so special. Even if you’re a diehard fan, or even a former player, you’re sure to learn a few fun facts about the candy-striped warmups, the IU Fight Song, and many of the players you’ve cheered for over the years. I’m honored to be included in this book, and I truly believe it will be the boost every Hoosiers fan needs to keep moving in the right direction.”

As you spend time reading Heart of a Hoosier, you’ll recognize the effort and heart both authors put into this project. Michelle, a born and bred Hoosier and IU alum, has cheered on IU men’s basketball since her parents first took her to a game when she was six years old. She is a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter and award-winning author of more than 100 books, with over 4 million copies sold. Del, a sportswriter who hails from Lucasville, Ohio, is the award-winning author of Dugout Devotions, First Down Devotions, Bama Believer, Michigan Motivations and Buckeye Believer. His work has appeared in many national publications.

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