Remember those baskets in the old gym?

Here’s a young lady clearly delighted to be getting her stuff ready for some intramural competition in 1960:

They were replaced a couple times over the years (we have the contracts!) but as I’m sure you did too, I assumed that they were all long gone.

They aren’t, though, although I’d guess they’re about to be. Going through the Space Science building in advance of a major renovation I found these in a basement storage room:


This warms my heart.




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5 Responses to Remember those baskets in the old gym?

  1. loki_the_bubba says:

    That is still my favorite door on campus.

  2. joni says:

    Can anyone explain please?

  3. Steve Lukingbeal, Hanszen 1976 says:

    The baskets were pre-assigned to us in freshman gym class. Dr. Baird explained that even if the tallest members of the class were assigned a basket on the floor and the shortest members were assigned a basket above their reach, don’t ask for a reassignment. That’s exactly what happened.

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