(October 10, 2007 - Burbank, CA) – When you look back at the pioneers of college basketball, many members of Indiana and Kentucky’s basketball team would comprise that list. With a combined win total amassing 3,500 victories, both Indiana and Kentucky have set the bar as how to model a college basketball program. Now, Warner Home Video (WHV) and Collegiate Images are teaming up to give Hoosier and Wildcats fans year round access to College Basketball. "The History of Indiana University Basketball" and "The History of University of Kentucky Basketball" DVD’s are packed with historic hoops action along with tons of incredible bonus features. The DVD’s will hit stores on November 13, 2007 and will be available for $19.98 SRP. Order due date is October 9, 2007. “From a college basketball perspective, the Indiana Hoosiers and Kentucky Wildcats have produced some of the greatest coaches, players, and performances the sport has ever seen,” said Don Polite, WHV Executive Director, Sports Marketing. “We have chosen these two schools to debut our college basketball history DVD’s because they are synonymous with success and the winning tradition and have two of the strongest fan and alumni bases in the country.” "The History of Indiana University Basketball" Few Men’s College Basketball Programs can match the storied history of Indiana University’s Hoosiers. The credentials are extensive: Five National Championships, eight Final Four appearances, twenty Big Ten Championships and enough players and coaches that have occupied numerous NBA rosters. It all starts with Coach Bob Knight, the winningest coach in NCAA Men’s basketball history. His success is staggering and includes three National Championships, eleven Big Ten Championships, 39 All-American Players and 29 players who made it to the NBA. But his greatest accomplishment of all was the mark he made on his players off the court. An unprecedented 98% of his players have graduated from Indiana. He is by far the most recognizable coach in Indiana history, but he is not the only one. Branch McCracken established IU basketball, winning National Titlles in 1940 & 1953 and won 364 games during his distinguished career. Legendary players like George McGinnis, Greg Buckner, Lent Benson, Scott May, Steve Alford, Isaiah Thomas, Calbert Cheaney, Keith Smart and Landon Turner are a whose - who in the world of College Basketball. Replacing a legend is never easy, and IU’s Men’s Basketball program has gone through turmoil and transition over the past several years. But a new era has arisen and Kelvin Sampson has fans optimistic about restoring IU’s glorious past. Relive the incredible journey through IU Men’s Basketball history on DVD now! Special features include: • Interviews with famous former Indiana University basketball players and coaches "The History of the University of Kentucky Basketball" Since its inception in 1902, the University of Kentucky Basketball program has amassed 1,948 wins against only 608 losses for a staggering 76.2% winning percentage. No other school has as many wins or a greater all-time winning percentage, not UCLA, not UNC, Indiana or Duke. Kentucky’s accomplishments don’t end there however. 7 National Championships, 13 Final Four Appearances, 46 NCAA Tournament appearances, 139 NCAA Tournament Games, 43 SEC Championships and 25 SEC Tournament Championships have clearly established Kentucky basketball as one of the greatest programs in all of sports in the U.S., college or professional. These impressive numbers are very much part of the tradition and glory that surround University of Kentucky Basketball. However, just as much a part of this tradition is the players and coaches who have guided the program over the years. Legendary coaches like Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith. Players such as Louie Dampier, Dan Issell, Pat Riley, Jack “Goose” Givens, Kyle Macy, Sam Bowie, Kenny Walker, John Pelphrey, Rex Chapman, Jamal Mashburn, Ron Mercer, Tony Delk, Tayshaun Prince, Keith Bogans and many more. Own this extraordinary piece of University of Kentucky Basketball history and relive some of the greatest moments of one of college basketball’s more storied programs. Special features include: • Interviews with famous former Indiana University basketball players and coaches The Credits About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About Collegiate Images Fort Lauderdale-based Collegiate Images (CI) is the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency that manages the distribution of archived video and still images for colleges, universities, conferences, bowl games and broadcast rights holders. CI's role is to centralize footage licensing requests and create consistency across the collegiate market. In addition to the development of revenue and new business opportunities, the centralized agency is responsible for the enforcement and management of both copyrighted footage and other video and still images containing trademarks or other proprietary rights of a collegiate property or rights holder. CI is a joint venture of Convizion, Inc., a media investment partnership, and The Collegiate Licensing Company. CLC, formed in 1981, is the nation's leading collegiate licensing and marketing representative that assists collegiate licensors in protecting and controlling the use of their logos through trademark licensing.
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