Entries by Char Borland

Book Donation to Falk Elementary

My father, Glenn Borland, was involved in the Madison Metropolitan School District for more than 30 years, including being the Interim Superintendent. After he passed, my family wanted to seek a way to appropriately honor the memory of our parents. After finding out that a local elementary school, Falk Elementary, was launching a Dual Language Immersion […]

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 […]