Sunday, November 22, 2009

Original Allen Fieldhouse Center Court


Jeremy Boden, one of our Texas Tech graduate students, recently attended an academic conference at the University of Kansas (KU). While there, he took a bunch of photographs of the campus, including some in the school's athletic hall of fame. The latter houses a number of Jayhawk athletic artifacts, including the original center-court hardwood (above) from legendary Allen Fieldhouse, which opened in 1955. The KU court has featured a few different looks in recent decades, including one dominated by the cartoonish Jayhawk mascot (which is cute in its own right). Allen Fieldhouse, by the way, has recently undergone renovation to improve amenities for the fans.

2 comments:

  1. Do you happen to have a picture of the court design prior to the current huge-Jayhawk that featured the state outline at center court? The state was in three colors; I believe the center was white with a red "K" (or possibly "KU"), and the two ends were either blue or yellow.

    It was one of my favorite court designs, and I haven't been able to find a photo.

    Thanks.

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  2. Not sure if you will ever check back to see if your question was answered, but here is a link to a photo of the Kansas court with the state outline:
    http://www.kusports.com/multimedia/photogalleries/basketball/02-03/changingcourt/1.jpg

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