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December 18, 2013

Rick Teverbaugh: Setting makes big difference

With the high school basketball season full steam ahead, I started thinking about the impact of where games are being played.

Obviously the past couple of weeks in the NFL, the location of games has played a pivotal role in deciding outcomes and altering strategies due to snow and cold.

But there are some completely different reasons why a couple of upcoming prep hardwood contests are even more important, to me, because of where they are being played.

Banker's Life Fieldhouse is an Indiana treasure. It is one of the finest athletic arenas I have ever visited.

To that end, I can only applaud the Frankton and Lapel athletic programs for taking advantage of an opportunity to play boys high school basketball games at Banker's Life this season.

The Eagles will play Oak Hill this Saturday evening. The Bulldogs ring in the new year on Jan. 2 for a game against Park Tudor.

This is a win-win experience for both the players and fans of these two teams.

Fans can get a reasonably-priced ticket to one of the really special basketball venues anywhere in this country. Tickets for the games are in the $10-12 range and for that price it is possible to see up to four games during the day.

This is also a great experience for players. Once they compete in that building, for the rest of their lives they can attend games with family and friends and state with pride, "I played there when I was in high school." The memory of that will likely never fade no matter what the outcome of the game.

Once again, hats off to the respective athletic directors for making this opportunity possible for all involved.

Tuesday night was the time for a pair of big basketball victories on the prep level for two of our local teams.

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