When people first homesteaded in Indiana , they developed a habit of yelling " Wh'os there " when anybody knocked on their door. This degenerated in Whosere, which in turn caused people to say to Indianans, "Oh, you're from the Hoosier State, so eventually the name stuck.
I think it's from French 'Hussar' emigres, but don't quote me on that !
One story goes that a contractor named Sam Hoosier, on the Ohio Falls Canal in Louisville, preferred Indiana workers over any others because he believed them to be the most reliable and hardworking. The workers from Indiana became known as Hoosier's men and proudly carried the label home.
Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Indiana Pacers (NBA) Indiana Hoosiers (NCAA) Indiana State Sycamores (NCAA)
Indiana Pacers was created in 1967.
the Indiana pacers got their name when there was unowned land in Oklahoma and there where races to Oklahoma to claim land. The Pacers were named after the famous Standerbred Pacers who were bred and raced in Indiana, such as Dan Patch.
George Hill is number 3 on the Indiana Pacers.
Andrew Bynum is number 17 on the Indiana Pacers.
C.J. Watson is number 32 on the Indiana Pacers.
Chris Copeland is number 22 on the Indiana Pacers.
David West is number 21 on the Indiana Pacers.
Donald Sloan is number 15 on the Indiana Pacers.
Evan Turner is number 12 on the Indiana Pacers.
Ian Mahinmi is number 28 on the Indiana Pacers.
Paul George is number 24 on the Indiana Pacers.