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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Allen Fieldhouse- Vacation Visit

Our family took a trip west and on the way back stopped at the Kansas University. My last visit to KU was in 7th grade, a few years ago. My mother's college friend was married to a KU professor. They loved their Jayhawks and continued to attend games into their 80's. As a result of that visit, I have always had KU as one of my teams when the Badgers are not playing.

On our visit, we got to see much of Allen Fieldhouse. The one bad thing was that they were sanding the floor so we were not able to go out on the floor. It is an impressive, old building steeped with tradition. As you walk around the building it is like being in a basketball museum. You know you have history when your first coach was the man who invented the sport- James Naismith.
Entrance to Allen Fieldhouse, it certainly looks like it would
have a wild atmosphere. But UW record in Kohl Center might
dispute their clam.

Spelled correctly even.

Statue of Coach Phog Allen in front of the fieldhouse.

Front of the building.

Sanding the floor with 5 national title banners above.

Collison and Heinrich sitting next to Phog Allen.

Wilt Chamberlain.

Danny Manning and the Miracles.

Hallway outside men's lockeroom- banners marking their success
with pictures on one side, and name plates of every player to have played
for KU on the other wall. 

Mural of Kansas' past teams.

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