Museum Exhibits


The media (newspapers, magazines, radio, and television) has always told the stories about our teams, players, and coaches. Thus we want our visitors to feel the nostalgia and be informed of our museum themes with the media being our guide. The stories behind our exhibits will be for the most part in chronological order.

Museum Portfolio:
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Exhibits in Phase One:

  • IBCA Hall of Fame Plaques
  • Exhibits by decades
  • Top Ten in Girls Varsity wins
  • Top Ten in Boys Varsity wins
  • Coaching Icons ith special attention to Dorothy Gators and Gene Pingatore
  • Lawrenceville's 68 (boys) game winning streak and four state championships
  • Maine West, their 65 game winning streak
  • Dike Eddleman
  • Decatur High School exhibit
  • Pontiac Christmas Tournament
  • Other Christmas Tournaments
  • 1952 Hebron State Championship
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Basketball officials
  • State Championship Roll Call (Pictures)
  • Loyola 1963 NCAA Championship
  • How the game has changed over the decades
  • Chuck Rolinski
  • March Madness
  • Interactive displays
  • Last second shots - "you make the call"
  • Kiosk on basketball trivia (high school, college, professional, and mascots)

Other Kiosks:

  • Biographies of IBCA Hall of Fame Members
  • Gyms of Illinois (200 by opening date)
  • Coaching victories (boys and girls)
  • All-time leading scorers
  • Illinois High School Glory Days

Notable Displays:

  • Seats from Huff Gym
  • Seats from Hebron's gym
  • Scoreboards
  • Old uniforms and warm-ups
  • Theater to show film history
  • Roll call on letter jackets
  • Radio station banners