|Frankfort's Case Arena|
|Case Arena interior & court|
|Scoreboard with the Hot Dog mascot|
|Upper bowl bleachers retracted|
|Everett N. Case|
Not only would Case contribute to the success of Frankfort and put the town on the basketball map, he would contribute to the game on a state and national level as well.
The 1936 State Championship game would have significance because it ended in a double overtime time against Indianapolis Tech. After the second overtime everyone was tired so the coaches agreed to call it a tie. This decision impelled Case to request a rule change that no basketball could end in a tie.
|Coaching at NC State|
Unfortunately, as Nolte's character Pete Bell would circum to winning at all costs in the movie Blue Chips, Case would also be tied to recruitment and point shaving violations that would result in multiple year probations. Shortly thereafter during the beginning of the 1964-65 season, Case would step down as head coach of NC State due to inoperable cancer. He would name his top assistant, Press Maravich, as his successor.
|Cutting down the nets - a ritual that Case would popularize|
In 1966 at the age of 65, Everett N. Case would lose his battle with cancer. He would divide his estate among 220 of his former players.
|Everett N. Case (1900-1966)|
Everett Case will never be forgotten in Frankfort. The arena that bears his name is almost as large as his list of career accomplishments and contributions to the game. Hollywood couldn't have wrote a better coaching story.
In the years since touring Frankfort's Case Arena, my father has drove by it numerous times. Where he once looked over and pointed at the large round arena in wonder, he now points and reminisces about his day of playing basketball inside.
|Our photo that appeared on the front of the Frankfort newspaper|