WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)  January 28, 2005

                              ESCALADE, INCORPRATED
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

            0-6996                                    13-2739290           
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    (Commission File Number)               (IRS Employer Identification No.)

    251 Wedcor Avenue, Wabash, Indiana                     46992
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    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)             (Zip Code)

                                 (260) 569-7208
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Section 2 - Financial Information

Item 2.02   Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

         On January 28, 2005, Escalade, Incorporated ("Escalade") issued the
press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 announcing preliminary financial
information regarding Escalade's completed 2004 fiscal year. The information
hereunder shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to
the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into
a filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall
be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits

            (c)   Exhibits

                  NUMBER           DESCRIPTION
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                   99.1            Press release dated January 28, 2005


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1934, Escalade,
Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf in Wabash,
Indiana by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  January 28, 2005           ESCALADE, INCORPORATED

                                  By: /s/ TERRY D. FRANDSEN 
                                      Vice President and Chief Financial Officer