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Things I Remember

about Memorial Coliseum. From 1954 to 1976 I probably saw 40 games in this building. That was "Sweet Sixteen" and Cat games. I was 15 in 1954 so it didn't take a lot to impress me. The first thing was how people parked cars in their yard. There wasn't anywhere else to park. One game we parked beside the Governor's car with the #1 license plate. During the state tournament these people would sell out their yard 3 times on Thursday.

The building was huge. You could see well even on the 48th row. There was an organ that played at every break. The bronze stars dedicated to our war dead. The nail the Mr. Rupp had driven in the floor where Vernon Hatton hit "The Shot".

I still find it hard to look at the seating chart and find the seats and balcony missing from the end opposite the doors. Well I'm through rambling in the past. I only hope that the present CAT'S take advantage of some help from the OLD CAT'S ghosts still roaming around in Memorial. GO CAT'S!

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