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Sports Town

Athletes and coaches keep the city's sports legacy alive

Evansville has been and still is a sports town. The hype is not limited to each season: Evansville athletic programs have propelled talented athletes to state and national stages for decades, and those with River City ties have cheered them on.

Now, a new wave of elite local athletes is building their own legacies. From college hoops and prep wrestling to Olympic swimming, Evansville’s talent pool is deep and diverse. Here’s who to know, what to follow, and why Evansville athletics continue to deserve the hype.

P.S. Want to know who’s who in the cover illustration by Ryan Olbrysh? Click here.

Hoops and History
With two NCAA Division I programs, Evansville’s basketball future looks as bright as its past.

West Side Wizards
Lilly King and Dru Smith rose from Reitz High to sports stardom.

Play Station
From state-of-the-art facilities to top tournaments, Evansville is a destination for prep, college, and pro sports.

We Are The Champions
A list of prep, college, and professional titles held by Evansville sports teams.

Ones To Watch
These eight athletes are primed for success.

Sports Headliners
A list of notable past sports figures with ties to Evansville.

Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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