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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #75 on: August 09, 2016, 12:37:48 pm »
The floor at DeVos is being redone...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BI5FGuWAMac/
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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #76 on: August 09, 2016, 02:15:35 pm »
The floor at DeVos is being redone...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BI5FGuWAMac/

Interesting.  Maybe they won't cover their letters in the endzone this time  :)

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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #77 on: August 10, 2016, 02:34:30 pm »
The floor at DeVos is being redone...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BI5FGuWAMac/
Interesting.  Maybe they won't cover their letters in the endzone this time  :)
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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #78 on: August 12, 2016, 05:24:21 pm »
Def. a smaller font  (on second look maybe the space is just better utilized)   in the endzones and the anchor is like everyone's center court logo, huge.

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Floor is not finished yet, so that's the current difference in wood color
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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #79 on: August 12, 2016, 09:03:06 pm »
The floor at DeVos is being redone...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BI5FGuWAMac/
Interesting.  Maybe they won't cover their letters in the endzone this time  :)
"Yay!!!! Scratch the paint being covered by the bleachers off the list of stupid reasons calvin fans think (incorrectly) that Van Noordt is better than DeVos!" - my response on the instagram photo :)

At least spell it right  ;)

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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2016, 09:54:21 pm »
http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2016/09/palestra-top-125-venue

Not sure if you guys saw this story but U of Rochester named to the Basketball Hall of Fame top 125 basketball venues. Very cool that a D3 school was able to make the list! Can't argue with the HoF I think we have to agree that Rochester takes the crown for UAA best gym! Also, can anybody find the fill list of 125? I can't seem to find it and would like to see what else made the cut.

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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2016, 11:16:47 pm »
Very cool that a D3 school was able to make the list! Can't argue with the HoF I think we have to agree that Rochester takes the crown for UAA best gym!

I'll have to disagree until convinced otherwise.

I have never been to the Palestra in Rochester, but I have been to the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania.  The latter is very cool even in photos.  But when I look at photos of the Palestra in Rochester, it looks mostly like an average small college gym.

It is great to see an 85-86 year old gym that has stood the test of time, but in terms of history and tradition, in the UAA, I'll take the gym with the 17 national championships between basketball and volleyball and the 5 presidential/vice presidential debates.

I am thankful that the elevated bleachers that were popular in many gyms at the time the Palestra have mostly disappeared.


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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2016, 04:39:47 pm »
If you haven't been there... hard to argue against it.
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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2016, 11:26:22 pm »
If you haven't been there... hard to argue against it.

It is not that hard when the only point I am making is that it is not the coolest gym in the conference.

I have been to both the Palestra in Philadelphia and the Hinkle Fieldhouse, but even if I had not, I could make a very convincing argument for the importance of both gyms with photos alone.  I cannot do the same with the Palestra in Rochester.

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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #84 on: November 14, 2016, 10:56:01 am »
But that is my point... you have been to both and thus your view of photos is influenced by your first hand experience. You have not been to the Palestra and thus you don't have the same first-hand experience describing it through photos. Your first-hand experience is a bias. Plain and simple. I have been to the Palestra and I can tell you there is something unique and different about it that makes it a very cool place to watch games at. And with that said, I am not arguing it is or isn't better than the Philly Palestra or Hinkle, because I have not been there. I am in no position to make the argument and basing it on photos is like saying because I see a headshot of someone, I can determine how good a basketball player they are.
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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2016, 03:46:08 pm »
I am in no position to make the argument and basing it on photos is like saying because I see a headshot of someone, I can determine how good a basketball player they are.

I respectfully disagree that you can follow the logic from one to the other.

As for my own biases, my point was that I could post pictures of all three gyms and get others to agree that both Hinkle and the Palestra (PA) are both special.  If I had my Division I fan-friends look at a pictures of 10 small college gyms, I doubt anyone would notice anything unusual about the Rochester gym except for the old-style raised bleachers and possibly the rear entry hallways.

I trust your judgement that the Palestra is a very cool gym.  It certainly has stood the test of time and that alone makes the gym noteworthy. 

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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #86 on: July 27, 2017, 11:23:42 am »
UW-River Falls is opening a new facility this year. Looks very nice...

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Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« Reply #87 on: July 28, 2017, 10:53:31 am »
Other new gyms opening this year?