In this week’s edition of Banner Morning:
• Eric Anderson enters the IU Athletics Hall of Fame
• Don Fischer receives the IU Bicentennial medal
Welcome Hoosier fans to this Monday edition of Banner Morning — your weekly rundown of IU basketball news and notes.
I’m Cameron Drummond.
Last Friday night, a pair of Indiana basketball icons, former player Eric Anderson and radio announcer Don Fischer, were recognized at the annual IU Athletics Hall of Fame dinner.
Anderson, who passed away last December at the age of 48, was among the six inductees in the 2019 IU Athletics Hall of Fame class.
He was a member of two Big Ten Championship-winning teams during his time in Bloomington from 1989 to 1992.
He was a key contributor to the 1992 Indiana team that reached the Final Four. As a senior forward he averaged more than 10 points and five rebounds per game for the Hoosiers during that season.
He remains one of only four players in Indiana program history to score more than 1,700 points and have at least 800 rebounds. During his four seasons in Bloomington, the Hoosiers went an impressive 101-31 with Anderson on the roster.
Meanwhile, Fischer’s honor came courtesy of Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass, who presented Fischer with the IU Bicentennial medal Friday night during the hall of fame dinner.
The honor, which is part of Indiana University’s bicentennial celebrations, recognized the contributions Fischer has made as the play-by-play voice of Indiana football and men’s basketball.
“No one has narrated IU Athletics’ history like Don has,” Fred Glass said. “He is an icon in his profession, is beloved by multiple generations of Hoosier fans and is a very deserving recipient of this prestigious honor.”
Fischer began in 1973 as the play-by-play voice of Indiana football and has been on the call for three of Indiana’s five men’s basketball national championships.
He has been named the National Sports Media Association’s Indiana Sportscaster of the Year an astounding 26 times as well.
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We’ll be back next week with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in, your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.