1937 Versailles Frenchies basketball team Indiana

Smith, Keating take ‘Hoosier Hardwood’ blog to print

AURORA – An old news clipping of the 1937 Versailles High School Frenchies basketball team started it all.

Now, seven years since the birth of their addictive “Hoosier Hardwood” blog – dedicated to high-quality photography capturing the history and spirit of Indiana high school hoops – Aurora’s Chris Smith and former Cincinnati Enquirer award-winning photographer Michael Keating are headed to print.

With the Aug. 18 scheduled release of “Chasing Indiana’s Game: The Hoosier Hardwood Project” – available for pre-order at Indiana University Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble – the duo’s odyssey of 50,000-plus miles, visiting some 300 current and former Hoosier high school gyms to produce more than 400,000 digital frames takes a brief pause to catch its breath.

Read the full article that Jim Buchberger, Sports Editor, for The Dearborn County Register published here.