My first Hinkle Experience
John Seal, Hinkle Campaign Cabinet
Butler Class of: 1970, M.B.A. 1975
1. The 1st game I played at Hinkle was as a junior in high school.
Brookville played against Washington in the Sweet 16. I was noticed
by Coach Hinkle and was offered the opportunity to play at Butler
on scholarship. 2. The Butler vs. Purdue in 1967. This was the only
time I experienced an all-out brawl on the floor. BU won by 19. 3.
One of the best was Coach Hinkle's last game. It happened to be my
last game also. We played Notre Dame and their 3 All Americans.
They beat us by 7, 121 to 114. 4. Ohio State played BU with
ex-Butler coach Matta. BU was down by 20 in the 1st half and won
big in the 2nd half. 5. Xavier vs. Butler and the win by BU on a
last second shot. We lost a drinking fountain after the game. 6.
Perhaps the most special was getting to see my daughter, Courtney,
graduate with her MBA and Pharm-D. My wife was very ill, but willed
herself to attend. She had told her Doctors that she wanted to be
able to see her graduate. 7. The turnout of several thousand people
when the team returned from Salt Lake after having earned a trip to
the Final Four.