June 23, 2024


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Fan has been to all since 1956

Benny Crowe went to his first Indiana All-Stars game in 1956.

“I would have been there in ’55,” Crowe said. “But I didn’t have my driver’s license yet.”

In June of 1956, Crowe attended his first Indiana-Kentucky All-Stars game at a sweltering Butler Fieldhouse. The 16-year-old Crowe watched Oscar Robertson pour in 34 points as Indiana routed Kentucky and its Mr. Basketball, King Kelly Coleman. Two nights later, Crowe was among those in a sellout crowd at the Louisville Armory who watched Robertson drop 41 points on Kentucky in a 25-point blowout win.

Crowe, 82, was hooked. Since that game in 1956, he has kept coming back to the Indiana-Kentucky All-Stars games. Every year. Every game. Every game?

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