Entries by Char Borland

Fayette Leader: Maynard 8 Miles to Become a Movie

In 1956, Carolyn (Nicholson) Borland, along with her sister, Glenda, led Maynard to its first girls’ state basketball title. Borland didn’t know it then, but she helped shape the future of Iowa high school girls’ basketball. Four years after her son, Brian Borland, told her story in his book “Maynard 8 Miles,” it was announced […]

Wisconsin State Journal – Basketball: Movie script next for Brian Borland’s book based on his parents, one a ‘humble superstar’

While securing a meeting with screenwriter and film producer Angelo Pizzo was a big deal, Brian Borland wasn’t sure where it would go from there. As Borland took a seat in the living room of Pizzo’s home in Bloomington, Indiana, the Madison native couldn’t help but wonder if he’d be walking back out the door […]

WXOW – Rudy, Hoosiers, writer to create screenplay on Iowa girls’ basketball team

Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo had great success with the 1986 basketball movie, Hoosiers. Then, another success with the 1993 movie, Rudy, the underdog story of Notre Dame football walk on, Dan Ruettiger. That almost didn’t happen, as Ruettiger said he had to talk Pizzo into writing the screenplay for Rudy, after Pizzo reportedly said he would never do […]

KCRG – Movie about Iowa girls’ basketball to be made

MADISON, Wis. (KCRG-TV9) – Angelo Pizzo, the screenwriter for the Indiana basketball movie “Hoosiers” and Notre Dame Football movie “Rudy,” has agreed to write a movie script based on the book “Maynard 8 Miles”. The book, by Brian J. Borland, is about Iowa girls’ basketball in the 1950s. The book follows the basketball career of […]