Rummaging around in a box full of old sports media guides, I noticed this photo on the back cover of the 1974 Spring Sports booklet:
(It’s not at all clear to me why they decided to put “magic moment” and “historic’ in quotes here. It really was historic and arguably magical as well.)
And by the way, here’s what Dave Roberts looked like from the other direction:
I actually posted about him once before without knowing who he was. (I was just taken with an image.) You have to read the comments to get the basic information.
Bonus: I was also interested in the guide itself, which is very small–just a little bigger than a checkbook–and covered all spring sports in one tiny package:
I found the section on facilities especially noteworthy:
I’m not really going to venture into a discussion of athletic facilities except to cock a little bit of an eyebrow at the notion of the “modern track and field facility.” There had been a track and field facility in that spot since 1912 and those stands had been there since the ’20s. I wonder if they had recently gotten a new track surface or some such?