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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #800 on: April 16, 2021, 10:56:13 PM »
It’s that what basketball courts used to look like? I’m starting to think that maybe what happened was one day the good Doctor Naismith was doodling some fresh dongs and someone saw and was like “are...are those dicks?” And he was like “what?! No, it’s...uh, it’s a new game I invented, its called...basketball. Now build a museum and put this drawing in it. Wait, no, not this exact drawing. Make a copy of it, and put the copy in the museum. To reiterate: I definitely wasn’t drawing cranks.”

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #801 on: April 16, 2021, 11:16:36 PM »

Actually I believe Northwestern's renovation did what Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse renovation did: re-oriented the court 90 degrees from what it used to be.


You would be wrong.  Welsh-Ryan Arena was always that way.  Pre-renovation pic below as proof:




Building hoops arenas in that orientation was also a thing.  Here is Oregon State's Gill Coliseum:



Same as the 40's when it was new:



No doubt, but it certainly wasn't the norm. It does exist, though. Alabama's Coleman Coliseum is the same way. Also I've been to a game at McGill and it definitely scratched an itch for a game in an old timey arena. :thumbs:


Western Michigan's Read Arena now has the court oriented perpendicular to the rafters. They also pulled a Butler. Or maybe Butler pulled a Western Michigan? Not sure who did it first.

Here's old Read Arena, which clearly looks exactly like Ahearn as far as proportions, court alignment, permanent upper deck but with temporary bleachers at the bottom. Then when they updated it they flipped the court 90 degrees.







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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #802 on: April 17, 2021, 08:18:34 AM »
SkinBen getting schooled in the ways of the arena. Lots to learn grasshopper, apparently.
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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #803 on: April 19, 2021, 02:46:31 PM »
Correct, I was wrong on Northwestern's arena. But surely anyone would admit that 90%+ of the fieldhousey arenas in those days were built with the rafters running the way Ahearn's do.

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #804 on: April 19, 2021, 03:14:44 PM »
Guess which way the court sits in this pretty much new fieldhouse???



P.S. I think a roof like this would be awesome for Bramlage.

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #805 on: April 19, 2021, 04:48:54 PM »
Take it to the facilities fantasies threads you dorks.

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #806 on: April 22, 2021, 04:26:51 PM »
Guess which way the court sits in this pretty much new fieldhouse???



P.S. I think a roof like this would be awesome for Bramlage.

Nice...plus it has a clerestory!   :love:

Here is Mizzou Arena (or mini-Banker's Life I'd imagine they call it)


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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #807 on: May 01, 2021, 07:50:23 PM »
How much of Texas's new arena is actually being paid for by the school or AD tho? I thought the city was chipping in a bunch, as it will also be used as a public event venue.

I believe originally a developer/property group/investment group (honestly not sure how to describe it) was paying for it/building it and would get all profits for a certain amount of time, then there would be profit sharing with UT after.

But then, the Moody Foundation donated like half the cost to UT to chip in for the Arena and I believe a new basketball practice facility... so I'm not really sure how any of it works now.

I do know it's everything I would want in a facility at K-State (we probably wouldn't even need the upper deck option to expand seating for events.)



The upper deck thing is fascinating to me. Is it actually "expandable" or will they be tarping that sucker?

I just saw an interview, and they said it’ll use “revolutionary technology” to adjust it.

So it better be pretty cool.

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #808 on: May 03, 2021, 09:08:14 AM »
Is KU Basketball still hurting?  This thread is confusing.

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #809 on: May 03, 2021, 10:49:04 AM »
Is KU Basketball still hurting?  This thread is confusing.

I think they are fine now. These facilities dorks wouldn't be doing this otherwise.  Very TSC of them tho.

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« Reply #810 on: May 03, 2021, 11:41:35 AM »
Is KU Basketball still hurting?  This thread is confusing.

Well it's looking like the NCAA penalties won't come before next season either, so they're fine I guess.

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #811 on: May 20, 2021, 08:31:08 AM »
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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #812 on: May 20, 2021, 09:54:22 AM »
goddamn, is every player on their roster a transfer?

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #813 on: May 20, 2021, 10:55:33 AM »
KU is going to be pretty damn good this year.

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« Reply #814 on: May 20, 2021, 09:28:14 PM »
Uh, that's a dice roll. Putting together that many spare parts has never proven to be successful. Their three most high profile transfers are two undersized ball dominant guards and another guard on his fourth school in 5.5 years. How will these dudes mesh with Agbagi, with each other? Very high risk/high reward

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #815 on: May 21, 2021, 09:08:30 AM »
I will bet on Bill Self.  That rough rider seems to figure out a way to make it work. 

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« Reply #816 on: May 21, 2021, 04:19:01 PM »
I will bet on Bill Self.  That rough rider seems to figure out a way to make it work.

Yes, by always having the best players.

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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #817 on: May 26, 2021, 09:00:13 AM »
I will bet on Bill Self.  That rough rider seems to figure out a way to make it work.

Yes, by always having the best players.

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KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #818 on: May 26, 2021, 09:39:06 AM »
The Kansas City media talking point that Bill self  is always shaping some sort of bad news bears situation into a contender is mind blowing


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Re: KU Basketball is Hurting
« Reply #819 on: July 20, 2021, 04:10:41 PM »
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