We are positive everyday so the underclassmen adopt the same attitude and that it can be contagious. Jones has a physical presence and will be counted upon on the boards. A hostile setting at Tennessee last season was no obstacle for Jones, who poured in a season-high 21 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds.
Jones is a double-double threat every time she takes the floor. Black has a tremendous wingspan and has improved around the basket. Turnbow drained a six-foot jumper with 15 seconds on the clock to lift LSU past No. She started all 32 games and averaged 1. Turnbow ranks 10th in LSU annals with 81 blocks.
Shanece McKinney and Theresa Plaisance are coming off of freshman seasons and will seek. Adrienne Webb to play important roles for the squad in McKinney saw limited action but was a great presence on the block last season.
She erupted for 15 points in 10 minute of action at Nicholls State, displaying a dominance on both ends of the floor. Plaisance is a solid scoring threat not only in the paint but from outside as well.
At 6-foot-5, Plaisance is one of the few players in the SEC who can step outside and drain a three for her size. Forthan arrives in Baton Rouge with lofty expectations after being a finalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year award last spring. A native of Los Angeles, Boykin was ranked No. She averaged Caldwell knows she has all the key ingredients on this team to make a run in March. It is our job to dig a little further and pull it out.
You always have to see more in them than they do themselves. If you can tap into that, and we will, it is going to be a special year. You have to have great leadership, team cohesion, and a relentless desire to never quit. As a player, Caldwell was part of a championship legacy at Tennessee from Her championship pedigree carried her to six successful seasons as an assistant coach with the Lady Vols where she was a part of two national championships, three Southeastern Conference regular season championships and three SEC Tournament titles from In three seasons, Caldwell compiled a record, produced elite recruiting classes and spearheaded the Bruins to two NCAA Tournaments.
Off the floor, Caldwell expects excellence in the classroom and for her student-athletes to be model citizens in the community while helping others. She works hard. She knows how to relate to people and she is a constant student of the game.
There is more than one way to do things and she is going to find the right way that works with the players she has.
On her first week on the job, Caldwell, her staff and the Lady Tigers biked from the LSU campus to the historic Louisiana State Capitol as part of a team building experience. Season ticket sales surged after her hiring in April, bringing excitement back to the program. The buzz continued throughout the summer and into the start of practice.
An avid motorcycle rider, Caldwell and her foundation have raised thousands of dollars for the cause. She visited with fans and signed autographs at her first LSU sporting event. LSU hit the practice floor for the first time under Caldwell on Oct. Following one drill, Caldwell had each player walk in front of a mirror and give a thumbs up or down on whether she gave her best effort. LSU has a proud tradition of Final Four teams that began a historic streak in From Hall of Famer Sue Gunter to the players who have donned a Lady Tiger jersey since that season, Final Four basketball at LSU is a legacy that carries on and the pinnacle to which every player aspires to reach.
The Lady Tigers edged No. Seimone Augustus leaves a magnificent legacy as the most decorated player in school history. The National Player of the Year guided the Lady Tigers to a third straight Final Four with a record, another Southeastern Conference championship and a victory over Stanford in the regional final.
The trip to Boston culminated a year of record-breaking attendances for LSU. It was unchartered territory for an LSU program in the national spotlight. In one of the most dominating seasons in school history, the Lady Tigers made it back-to-back Final Four appearances after topping Duke in the regional final. Legendary coach Sue Gunter had to miss the final 20 games due to illness, but the Lady Tigers fought on.
Location: Baton Rouge, La. Founded: January 2, Enrollment: 28, President: Dr. John V. LSU is creating a revolution, one of pervasive change and advancement. For the past seven years, the focus of the LSU community has been an increased commitment to excellence. Our progress has been dramatic and shows no sign of stopping. The goal was to improve our standing as a nationally competitive flagship university.
It represents the University as a memorial to those who gave their lives during World War I. I knew that I would get a great education, and my basketball career would expand and grow as well. I knew I would also get to play with some great talents. But what made it all worthwhile for me was the fact that all this was topped off with being a part of a family. This is the best part, once a Tiger always a Tiger and this is the feeling that you get when you step foot on the campus.
I am part of a sisterhood that is like none other. I love it. I accomplished things that I will never forget here. Baton Rouge and LSU has been my home. You always hear about Tennessee and Connecticut, but I wanted to be able to help put LSU up there on the map with them. We accomplished a lot during my time. I got to play for one of the greatest coaches in history in Coach Gunter.
I got to play with a group of women that became my family. Coming from Texas, I always knew this was the right choice.
From my time on the court to the classroom, LSU has been home to me. Getting a degree is what it is all about and I thank everyone who had an impact on my time at LSU. What we accomplished and all of the friends I have made, that will always be a part of my life. Reich School of Landscape Architecture was ranked among the top five schools in the nation by DesignIntelligence, the leading journal of the design professions. According to the results of the survey, LSU has the number two-ranked landscape architecture school in the United States.
The enrollment consists of 24 percent minority students. On Dec. History of Mike Few mascots in the country are as admired as Mike the Tiger. The school has had six mascots, with the most recent, Mike VI, taking over the reign prior to the national championship football season. LSU veterinarian Dr.
David Baker began the search for the young tiger after his predecessor, Mike V, died in May of renal failure at the age of Tradition dictates that the Tigers will score a touchdown for every growl issued by Mike before a football game.
For many years, Mike was prompted to roar by pounding on the cage. Objections of cruel punishment brought about the use of recorded growls to play to the crowd before the games. Mike roamed free, playfully knocking down several small pine trees in the area, before being trapped in the Bernie Moore Track Stadium where police used tranquilizer guns to capture and return the Bengal Tiger to his home.
The incident was reminiscent of a kidnapping of Mike I many years ago by Tulane students before a Tiger-Green Wave battle. He was officially designated as the successor to Mike V on Sept. Six days later, on Sept. Above is the newest addition, the highly popular East Campus and West Campus apartments, co-ed dormitories that include furnished rooms with connecting suites and e-mail workstations in the lobby, all within a short walk from the dining hall.
The 1,seat auditorium is used through the year as a classroom and lecture hall. Each seat in the auditorium has space for a laptop and a modem hookup, providing each student unlimited learning opportunities. The auditorium also contains a movie theatre size screen to aid professors with lectures and classroom activities.
Included in the 54, square feet of the Academic Center are individual study areas as well as 14 private computer rooms for student-athletes to work one-on-one with tutors or by themselves. Since the spring of , the academic center has upgraded over computers, including both PC and Mac.
LSU is one of the few schools where student-athletes go through media training to enhance their communication skills.
Tommy Karam and Dr. Shirley White are two experts in the field who give training sessions to student-athletes here on campus. The Academic Center features a mock press conference setting to get student-athletes acclimated to giving interviews in front of both print and electronic media.
Karam and White record the mock interviews on camera and then provide feedback, allowing student-athletes to become more comfortable and confident when doing actual interviews. Improvements to the existing center give LSU studentathletes the best opportunity for success by providing access to the latest technology, as well as an array of expanded services.
The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is responsible for overseeing the educational development and progress toward graduation for all student-athletes. The staff acts as a liaison between the student-athlete and the academic communities and insures that student-athletes comply with academic rules established by the University, NCAA and Southeastern Conference.
The staff also coordinates academic programs designed to assist student-athletes in acquiring a quality education. This is No. It says a lot about how much my mother means to me and how she prepared me for this.
Katherine Graham also received the honor. Jeanne Kenney earned a spot on the freshman honor roll. The goal for each student-athlete is to reach and receive the highest-quality education and degree.
The responsibility of the academic center is to oversee the educational development and progress toward graduation for all studentathletes. Coach Caldwell really instills in us that we are more than just student-athletes. Everyone in the community looks up to us and we need to do our part.
For two hours, the Lady Tigers interacted with the children, served them food and goodie bags and encouraged them on. All 14 Lady Tigers were adopted by schools in the area. Destini Hughes reads to a group of elementary students as part of the program.
The team went room to room, greeting all of the patients, signing autographs, taking pictures and handing out basketballs and t-shirts. The children ranged from age five to Job Experience LSU student-athletes regularly get hands-on training for various jobs beyond their playing days.
Many LSU student-athletes gain experience with career-developing jobs in the community during the summer months. They provide an environment that is respectful of cultural, racial, and ethnic differences by acknowledging their individuality and uniqueness. In addition, the programs emphasize the importance of giving back and citizenship by engaging in the University and surrounding community.
Since the season, LSU is at home and over the last nine seasons, the Lady Tigers are an amazing in the friendly confines of the Maravich Center. LSU is The Sue Gunter Complex, located in the northwest corner of the Maravich Center includes a study area, team lounge, locker room, training facilities and team film room. The project was completed prior to the start of the season, although it is constantly being modified.
The spacious Jinks Coleman Team Room is the focal point of the complex with customized carpeting and player lockers. A new squad room with a large projection screen for viewing scouting video, and practice and game film, and a lounge are also features of the complex.
The Sue Gunter Complex, located just up the ramp in the Maravich Center, includes a big screen television, a computer station, and a lounge for student-athletes to study and visit before and after practice and games. The art work was a seven-month process that included the Lady Tigers coaching staff, along with the LSU sports information department, going over several designs before choosing the final art.
State-of-the-Art Team Film Room The team film room with spacious theater-seating for the entire team and staff has a large projection screen for viewing scout and practice films. Custom Lockers Each locker is made of African mohagany wood and features a vanity and make-up lights. One of the finest facilities of its kind in the nation, the building is attached to the north side of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and provides the Lady Tigers with state-of-the-art features.
Each has two portable goals and four overhead retractable goals, both are exact replicas of the PMAC competition court. Each gym spans 11, square feet and includes a regulation. Training Space The new practice facility features two 11, square foot fully functional gymnasiums. One of the largest practice areas in the nation, Lady Tiger players can work on their game whenever they want to.
Atrium Legends of the past, Final Fours, championships and great moments in LSU Basketball history are recognized in the twostory grand atrium of the practice facility. NCAA court in length with two regulation high school courts in the opposition direction. Striving for excellence and competing for championships. The lobby. The Legends Club of the LSU Basketball Practice Facility includes more than 2, square feet of prefunction area that opens to the north side of the upper concourse of the Maravich Center.
The meeting space can comfortably accommodate over people. The total project area covered 58, square feet of new construction and 1, square feet.
There are enough courts on the side where you can have your own goal and participate whenever you want. LSU athletic trainers also meet one-on-one with student-athletes to give them expert nutritional information. LSU boasts the largest and most complete athletic training facilities in all of collegiate athletics with both the Operations Center and the Broussard Center for Athletic Training in Tiger Stadium.
Both are furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The Broussard Center includes an on-site x-ray room, an in-house pharmacy and a hydrotherapy pool. It is also one of the few collegiate training centers with a fullservice pharmacy, vision center and dental center. The Broussard training center boasts the largest hydrotherapy pool in both collegiate and professional sports. Training Center The two story, 22, square foot facility contains 20 treatment tables with the newest forms of modalities available, 14 taping stations, a 1, square foot rehabilitation area which contains the latest rehabilitation equipment including the Cybex Norm, Woodway treadmills and Body Master select rise equipment.
Martin J. Broussard left , the legendary athletic trainer whose career spanned over 40 years at LSU. LSU is one of the top schools in the nation to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner following an injury.
She became a member of my family for the care she gave me and all of my teammates. Dental Center A fully functional dental center, staffed by Dr. Robin Levy and Dr. Vision Center Dr.
Don Peavy and Dr. Real-Time X-Rays A state-of-the-art fluoroscope was added in the summer of that will provide LSU athletic trainers the opportunity to take x-rays on site in the Operations Center. The machine can provide real-time images of the internal structures of a patient. Measuring 10,square feet, LSU boasts one of the finest strength and conditioning facilities in the nation. It is not uncommon to see the Lady Tigers on the track running resistance sprints with parachutes and bungee cords while also weaving through cones and ladders.
The offseason program annually makes LSU one of the fittest and conditioned programs in the nation. We will make it a priority to be the best conditioned team in America.
She is more than just a strength and conditioning coach. She has developed our quickness, explosiveness and verticals. She uses the most modern techniques to make the team better in all areas. That is something we have been fortunate with. Some teams can be plagued with a lot of ligament tears, but we do everything we can to prevent those type of problems.
The Lady Tigers have been seen on national television 67 times since the season, including 56 times over the past seven seasons. By Rich's kind permission, we are reprinting the results of his research here. Rankings were compiled as follows:.
To qualify, an artist had to have - or sing on - just one national Top 40 Hit. O'Neal led the audience to mockingly chant several times "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes.
That's all. It was all done in fun. Nothing serious whatsoever. That is what MCs do. They freestyle when called upon. I'm totally cool with Kobe. No issue at all. The racial quote from his song was "it's like a white boy trying to be more nigga than me.
However, he promised his mother he would eventually return to his studies and complete his bachelor's degree. He fulfilled that promise in , earning his B. At the ceremony, he told the crowd "now I can go and get a real job". In reference to his completion of his MBA degree, he stated: "It's just something to have on my resume for when I go back into reality. Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.
Toward the end of his playing career, he began work on an educational doctorate at Barry University. O'Neal maintained a high level of interest in the workings of police departments and became personally involved in law enforcement. On March 2, , O'Neal was given an honorary U. Deputy Marshal title and named the spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation; he served an honorary role on the task force of the same name, which tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet.
On December 8, , he was sworn in, but elected for a private ceremony to avoid distracting attention from the other officers. O'Neal had been made an "honorary deputy" by the local sheriff's department. O'Neal holds the county record of Tallest Sheriff's Deputy.
Beginning in , O'Neal began to compose rap music. He released five studio albums and 1 compilation album. Although his rapping abilities were criticized at the outset,   one critic credited him with "progressing as a rapper in small steps, not leaps and bounds".
He contributed three tracks, including the song "We Genie", to the Kazaam soundtrack. Shaq also appears on the music video for the release. The three minute song was released in response to Ball claiming him and his younger son LaMelo , would beat O'Neal and his son Shareef in a game of basketball. O'Neal is one of the first African Americans to portray a major comic book superhero in a motion picture, having starred as John Henry Irons , the protagonist in the film Steel.
O'Neal appeared as himself on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm , bedridden after Larry David 's character accidentally tripped him while stretching, and in two episodes each of My Wife and Kids and The Parkers.
O'Neal appeared in the movie CB4 in a small "interviewing" scene. O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree.
O'Neal reportedly wanted a role in the film X2 the second in the X-Men film series , but was ignored by the filmmakers.
He also had a voice over role in the film, The Smurfs 2. O'Neal was pranked on the MTV show Punk'd when a crew member accused him of stealing his parking space. O'Neal and the crew member then got into an altercation and after Kutcher told O'Neal he had been Punk'd, O'Neal made an obscene gesture at the camera. O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs. The show features various celebrities attending a selected high school as students for three days. Shaquille O'Neal will be on the show as well.
We succeeded in casting him after a lot of effort. O'Neal will be visiting Korea for a promotion and will be visiting the school on the last day. He will have lunch with the students.
We're specially preparing a uniform for Shaquille O'Neal. O'Neal began training in mixed martial arts MMA in At the gym, he used the nickname Diesel. Choi replied to an email asking him if he would like to fight O'Neal saying "Yes, if there is a chance.
A lifelong professional wrestling fan, O'Neal has made numerous appearances at televised events over the years for three different promotions. As part of the show, O'Neal got into a physical altercation with seven-foot tall wrestler Big Show.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter , the match was canceled due to monetary reasons, as both parties could not agree on a deal. O'Neal is also an active businessman and investor. He was an active bond investor in the early s but continued to wade into stocks and made investments in various companies such as General Electric , Apple , and PepsiCo. He described what has worked best for him in stock investing was where he felt a personal connection with the company.
O'Neal was looking to expand his business ventures with real-estate development projects aimed at assisting Orlando home owners facing foreclosure.
His plans involved buying the mortgages of those who had fallen into foreclosure and then selling the homes back to them under more affordable terms. He would make a small profit in return, but wanted to make an investment in Orlando and help out homeowners. O'Neal is on the advisory board for Tout Industries , a social video service startup company based in San Francisco.
O'Neal is also the global spokesperson for the company. In early O'Neal joined the Papa John's board of directors and invested in nine stores in the Atlanta area. In addition, he became the spokesperson for the company as part of the three-year contract.
O'Neal was raised by a Baptist mother and a Muslim stepfather. O'Neal married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, The couple have four children: Shareef , Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah.
Nelson also has one son from a previous relationship, Myles. Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn.
However, on November 10, , Shaunie filed an intent to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In , Shareef was seen in high school basketball highlights as a 6-footinch 2. In June when Hall of Fame center George Mikan died, O'Neal, who considered Mikan to be a major influence, extended an offer to his family to pay all of the funeral expenses, which they accepted.
O'Neal is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. O'Neal is a fan of the National Hockey League 's New Jersey Devils , who play in his hometown of Newark, and has been seen at several games over the years. O'Neal endorsed Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie in his reelection bid, appearing in a television advertisement.
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Brown's Jean Marie Burr, 33, ex-Fairfield assistant, is in her first head-coach- ing season. That tied him for the sixth-highest total against a Division 1 opponent since official NCAA record-keeping began in and he vaulted from 50th place to 18th Dee Ann MeU, Muskingum, leads Division III women In three-point shooting percentage in this season's national rankings.
It also was the highest total vs. A total of 63 points is needed to reach the top Haffner bombed 11 three-point goals, a pair of layups and the rest from medium range as he went for 29 from the field Hawkins made only three three-point goals last year and shot for; he had 18 free throws to Haffner's eight. Haffner, a senior and transfer from Illinois, said he didn't know how many points he had until "some guy held up his hand, showing five fingers and then one, for 5 1.
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Our visitor would find one dean, one vice president, and two or three other administrators. All duplicating was cranked out by one mimeograph machine, a primitive monster that produced a purple copy so blurred and smudged that reading ex- amination questions was often as dif- ficult as answering them.
The late Jim Henry's job as athletic director was complicated by the fact that the college owned but one outside phone located in the President's office. Jim would get frequent calls on the in-house phone from the President's secretary: "Mr. Henry, there's an outside call for you. College hall, now the site of the School of Business Administration, was then the main building for the entire college. In the basement, which presently houses the Campus Ministry, the all-purpose auditorium was located.
It was used for assemblies, religious services, dances, and theatrical performances by the Masque. All final examinations were scheduled there with students seated on folding chairs and using lap boards.
To discourage cheating, classes taking dif- ferent subjects were scheduled at the same time, so each student would seem miles awav from anyone taking the same test. The recently-dedicated McShain Hall was the scene of many hotly-contested pool, table-tennis, and card games and also housed Pete The Barber's Tonsorial Parlor. The Explorer noted that the Mothers' Club held Bingo parties to raise funds to equip "a new and beautiful powder room for lady visitors" in the back of the auditorium.
The library was crammed into what is now two classrooms on the first floor. Each floor held a science lab: physics, biology, or chemistry. Science majors were classified as either pure science or premed called the "impure scientists" by Dr. A dozen or so resident stu- dents were housed in the north corridor of the second floor. Since they were mostly brawny football players from the coal mining region of upstate Penn- sylvania, many of Slavic background, Holroyd dubbed this area "the Polish Corridor.
Its faculty is not exceptionally brilliant, hut it is most earnest and interested. The stu- dent body is like most student bodies: we boast the usual percentage of socialites, athletes, college bums, hook-lovers, and plain guvs.
We have our class politicians, our grinds, our wits, our hypocrites, our genuine scholars. Our campus clubs are as D farcical as such organizations usual- ly are, and our athletic teams acquit themselves fairly well but are rarely top-notch.
The Quadrangle sports no ivy, but the grass is green and the trees cast a pleasant shade, ad- mirably suited for Spring loafing. Joseph Flubacher, Emeritus Professor of Economics, and a member of La Salle 's faculty at the time, still bridles a bit at that description of the faculty. Howe, to name a few. Of course," he added in a conspiratorial stage whisper, "there were some do-dos too. A small incident, in the first week of the term, comes to mind.
As two of us were leaving for home after a late lab, my companion it might have been Vince Kirby walked over and tacked something to the official bulletin board: a photo of the college president, clipped from the Collegian, that he had decorated with horns and goatee to create a sinister, Satanic image. From the shadow, one of the brothers emerged and examined the display. I knew we were in trouble!
In high school it would have meant deten- tion and a stern lecture for such juvenile behavior. Instead he let out a laugh. I'll have to tell him to fix himself up that way. The Faculty, only 25 in number and mostly Christian Brothers, seemed to be everywhere. In pick-up games, extracur- ricular clubs and informal bull sessions, faculty and students got to know one another. The faculty seemed to enjoy what they were doing and that rubbed off on us. Our expectations of college life had been largely shaped by Hollywood's lightweight, escapist comedies and musicals like Hold That Coed.
Of course, our attempts to duplicate the social life depicted in such movies were han- dicapped by the absence of "coeds" to hold. Still we had an active, if often frustrating, social life. These affairs involved self conscious attempts at getting acquainted while sipping tea or fruit punch under the watchful eye of the nuns.
Most of the young women were resident students from out of town. The nuns on the facul- ty wanted them to get to know some "nice Catholic boys"; they just didn't want them to get to know them too well.
Often in such get-togethers there was a social gap between us and the college "girls. I remember a student from Rosemont dismissing us with the comment: "Oh La Salle boys, they're all sons of bartenders and street car conductors.
We dressed up for formal dances at hotels and country clubs, each sponsored by one of the four classes: the Sophomore Cotillion, the Blue and Gold Ball, the Junior Prom, and the Freshman Hop. Classes vied with one another to engage the best orchestra and to make the occasion a smashing social success while avoiding a crashing finan- cial disaster. In addition to the regularly scheduled social events, students engaged in a vari- ety of impromptu activities ranging from the silliness of hop scotch contests be- tween premeds and the Collegian staff, to the more adventurous excursions to the Troc.
Ah, the Troc, Philadelphia's Burlesque House which made the newspapers only when it was raided by the police or when political candidates such as the Rev. Daniel Poling threatened to board it up if elected mayor. A com- mon expression among students who risked their souls in this place was: "Oh, I don't go to see the strippers, but I really enjoy the comics. Located where the Honors Center is today, the game room was the scene of heated contests of pool, table tennis, poker and pinochle.
The radio piped out popular music with frequent announcements of "we interrupt this program to bring you the latest news of the war in Europe. In fact students would bring top players from all over the city to challenge them. Then, around , Brother Anthony would come in, take off his collar, roll up his sleeves, and win it all back. Finally some freshman got in the game one day and lost his tuition money. Well, his parents raised a big fuss, and that was the end of the card games.
Noted for his off-beat sense of humor and his col- orful, heavily accented speech, he was a popular figure. He kept canaries in the library; they sometimes escaped from their cages and provided distracting entertainment for the students.
Dennis McCarthy recently retired member of the History Department remembers Brother Looey chasing an unruly student around the pool tables in the game room. I had expected football to be a big part of the social scene at La Salle that fall. The pep rally and giant bonfire the night before the opening game lived up to my expectations. Yet attendance at home games was disappointing. The team drew better on the road. In before Halfback Bill Bynon made the only score of the game. The final game of the season, a victory over the cadets of PMC, proved to be the end of varisty football at La Salle.
Michael Mandarino '42, played for the Philadelphia Eagles while attending medical school. Another player who would have been selected by the pros in today's age of specialization was halfback Paul Prettyman '41, leading punter among the nation's small colleges, I asked an upper classman why we had such a small turnout for football games. Joe's or Temple playing the other game and student tickets cost- ing 42 cents. The St, Joe's game sparked the hottest rivalry, with the winner getting to hold the coveted coffin lid for the year.
A swimming team was just being formed. Pete Sweeney presently a member of the accounting faculty com- peted for that team. Phil Looby held the re- cord for the discus with a toss of feet, 5. Most notable of other varsity sports was the ice hockey team which played at Broad and Lehigh in the Philadelphia Gardens formerly Baker Bowl, home of the Phillies. Practice was held there in the early morning hours before class. Another essential part of our college life was religious activity.
Flubacher mentioned occasions when the priest would move the Blessed Sacrament be- tween the College Chapel and the auditorium as typifying the religious at- titude of the time.
It may seem quaint or medieval to some people today," he continued, "but to me it was most im- pressive," The academic year opened with a retreat during which the student body gathered in front of the shrine to dedicate ourselves to the Sacred Heart.
Con- fessions were heard before first Fridays, when water fountains were tied shut with white ribbon to remind students not to break their fasts before receiving Com- munion. Daily Mass was celebrated dur- ing Lent, and mandatory missions and retreats were conducted regularly. All classes began with prayer. Students visit- The entire student body participated at a retreat I ed the chapel frequently, particularly before examinations.
Some were praying for a miracle that would enable them to pass, or at least to make an E grade rather than an F. An E, or conditional, permitted a student to take a re-exam to try to pull his final grade up to a D. La Salle provided a number of extra- curricular activities including clubs for most majors.
The Inter-racial Society, in its own small way, was trying to combat racial pre- judice Elmer Brown '42 and Ed Murray '46 were apparently the first African- American students to attend La Salle.
Moderator Brother Alfred described these produc- tions for the Collegian: "Each student writes, arranges and delivers his own personal thoughts on some topic of na- tional importance. Joseph Sprissler directing the production.
Ugo Donini, history professor, accepted the position of danc- ing instructor; Dan Rodden and Dr. Robert Courtney both of whom returned to serve on the faculty for many yearsj were members of the cast. Bob Courtney was reminiscing about his days in the This decision worked out all right despite a dressing down from the dean, Brother George Lewis.
I also failed to endear myself to a couple of faculty by asking: "IDid you cover anything impor- tant when I was absent? In the two years follow- ing my departure for flight training, enrollment reached a low of about 90 students. The High School e. While other colleges became sites for military ind outdoor Mass and dedicated itself to Sacred Heart at the opening of every academic year. Masque: "In earlier years we mostly put on melodramas. Well La Salle students played all the parts includ- ing the female ones.
But then when we started to do more ambitious productions like Knickerbocker Holiday and Maytime, students from Chestnut Hill, and even some of their friends who weren't in col- lege, were brought in to play the female roles.
In the summer of , I took a job as a bakery worker on the ovens at Nabisco. I also was accepted into the Navy V-5 program as an aviation cadet and told to continue college until the Navy called me. In saving for my tutition money, I had an inspiration.
Instead of starting classes on time I would begin a week late and make an extra weeks pay. I was con- fident that I could catch up. Then too, the administration of the college was hesitant to apply for such government involvement for fear of government con- trols.
At the end of the war, after two and a half years in the Navy, I was serving as a primary flight instructor in Indiana. Ready for the post-war world. And I was returning as a new and more sophisticated person. Before the war I had never been outside of Philadelphia, except for trips to the South Jersey shore typically to Wildwood. I had the G. Bill to pay tuition and a little money in sav- ings.
I could go to any college in the country for my senior year; and I had time to relax and mull over my choice. But one of the first things I did was to visit La Salle. I discussed my plans with the dean. Brother Gregory Paul, one of my former teachers and a man for whom I had great respect. He listened attentive- ly to my ideas, even suggesting additional colleges and universities I might con- sider. Then he added matter-of-factly: "If you wanted to return to La Salle, you could start right away and graduate in June".
I was incredulous. How could I start now? He was a pragmatic man who believed you could accomplish anything if you worked hard enough. And besides, the college needed the tuition revenue. I didn't hesitate. I soon found myself in class with other recently discharged veterans eager to get on with their lives.
Brother Paul was made president shortly thereafter. He asked if I could teach his course in Physical Chemistry in the Spring term. Of course! Why not? We had just won the war. We could do any- thing. We were needed to help meet the expansion brought on by the large influx of veterans attending under the G. Many of them were former classmates of oiu-s from high school and college. Classes were held in two shifts per day plus courses in the Evening Division.
La Salle was soon on its way to national recognition, with the athletic teams lead- ing the way. Looking back from the vantage point of the present, I am convinced that many of the university's traditions and much of its spirit has its roots in those days 50 years ago. Yes, the place sure has changed since then. While proud of what we have be- come, many of us cling to a special affec- tion for the way we were. He has also sen'ed as chair- man of the Psychology Department, direc- tor of the Counseling Center, and presi- dent of the Faculty Senate.
At the time of the an- nouncement, the conference was called the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. With the addition of La Salle and its western Penn- sylvania neighbor, Duquesne Uni- versity, it was decided to re-name the league.
Each of the member schools was asked to submit an entry in the "Re-Name The Con- ference" contest. With the cooperation of La Salle' weekly newspaper The Collegian and its readers. La Salle submitted the name as the Great American Conference. Reaction was highly favorable to- wards the new home for La Salle's men and women athletes.
Obvious- ly, the move into the new league will focus primarily on men's basketball. With a higher-ranking power rating than the Metro Atlantic Conference, the former Midwestern Collegiate Conference should be able to lure bigger crowds to the Explorers' home court at the Philadelphia Civic Center.
Coach "Speedy" Morris sees other aspects. It should be a great ex- perience. The questions and his answers follow: Why was La Salle seeking to join a new conference after nine years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference? And were there any other options, such as the Atlantic 10 or the Colonial Athletic Association? Will being in the new league increase La Salle's chances for more TV exposure? The alternatives were very limited.
The Colonial wooed us for a couple of years but going into North Carolina didn't show much of an ad- missions possibility for the LIniversity. The A was given a proposal over a year ago but decided not to expand. They revisited us and again decided not to expand. I couldn't wait another year because the MCC window may not have been available, so we acted, along with Duquesne. Recent histories of Xavier and Dayton indicate they will draw and the Duquesne pro- gram is on the upgrade.
The question then, is, what can La Salle alumni and other supporters expect in the way of increased promotion, etc.? Be proud that you are an alumnus of a school with a top athletic program that still believes in the student-athlete.
No other university in the NCAA can come close to this level of academic-athletic achievement. Think about this: There are Division I schools playing men's and women's basketball. That means more than 4, players each, and La Salle had two student-athletes honored, out of about 9.
The athletic program at La Salle has reached a new level. It has gone from being a member of a conference rated in the 20's into one that is the Top 10, The men's basketball program is consistently in the Top 50 each season.
If you look at the universities at that level,, you can't believe that La Salle could maintain the financial and competitive results necessary to exist on that playing field but somehow we do! The Alumni and Boosters Club demanded that we make this move, and we did so. Do they, as alumni, understand what a Top 50 university in a Top 10 conference needs in the line of support?
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