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Where was the old Carolina field house located...???...
Thanks in advance
HOTLANTA HERE COME THE COCKS.....
Call your father in law...he will answer and then lament that the Coliseum was the downfall of Gamecock basketball.
I tried texting but he was being cryptic
Believe it was on Longstreet. I'm not that old and was never in it of course, but I think that's what I've heard. Let a true old timer verify.
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Across the street from the Honeycombs (H and J dorms). Loved that place.
Check out this link.
field house was behind longstreet theatre before that the team played in longstreet.
Another link with a picture.
I lived in H my frshman year (1962-63). Back then, all you needed to get into the basketball games was your sudent ID. We would line up early for seats when Duke or UNC came to town. Say what you want about ACC football, but the intensity of the basketball rivalries is unmatched.
I saw us beat unc there in early 60`s when they were loaded. Art Whisnant was our best player and he fouled out with about 10 minutes left in the game. We all thought we were goners at that point as we had no bench at all. The coach sent out a guy named Dave Prevosnick for Whisnant. I don`t remember ever seeing him score a basket before that night but he put on a show I`ll never forget-the guy couldn`t miss no matter where he shot from. That fieldhouse was rocking and we won the game. I think he ended up with 18 or 19 points and when I think about those games in that great place I always remember that night.
Behind Longstreet Theater when the theater was an intramural basketball court with wire over the windows. I loved it. It was a real pit. Hot and loud.
driving past longstreet on your left, the old bldg would have been on your right, across the street from the honeycombs with the entrance facing the rear end of the longstreet bldg
i had the honor of shooting hoops in that place the night it burned. it was open for folks to come in & shoot most any time practice was not up, or unless the schollie players were running a game.
sunken floor was one one of the oddest things about it, with a metal railing running around the floor to keep the animals from getting at the players.
Totally disagree. While I'm sure the smaller Field House had an intimate, noisy atmosphere, the Coliseum was always packed to the rafters and students had to camp out to get actual game tickets. - 1974 grad
there were probably rats the size of cats in that old building. it was intimate & noisy & all but it also was a run down old crappy building that no respectable hoopster would want to perform in...frank would have never coached at usc if a new building had not been on the table
Dave Prebosnik hit 10 of 11fgs as I recall. Chuck Noe was our coach. Frank McGuire was NC coach and I think they were ranked no. 6. Fantastic game.
I think Frank burned it down just so they would be forced to finish the Coliseum in time for the season to start.
You have to be more specific-which Frank-McGuire or Standard? Rumor had the latter
I was a Freshman in 1963. Lived in J. Never missed a basketball game in my 5 years on campus. Lol, I thought the Field House was huge when I first saw it. It was, next to my HS Gym. Had some classes in it too. Recall the night it burned. Sad to see memories go up in smoke. Ronnie Collins was a wonderful shooter. Then Frank McGuire came and changed basketball in SC. Loved to watch them practice. Gregor, Harlicka, Thompson, Cremins, Standard. It was a great time to be at USC. I don't think any student body could be better fans than we were then.
He may have thrown a lit cigarette into the trash. He smoked openly on campus, so it's a possibility.
That is no joke!! My brother was finishing up his junior year at Carolina & there was a BIG rumor that Frank Standard & freshman Billy Walsh set the thing on fire!!
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"I wouldn't trade the dirt under his (Roche's) fingernails for anyone else's soul"~ Coach Frank McGuire
I thought it was McGuire but it could have been Frank Standard.
Had 2 uncles play in the old State tournament there for what used to be referred to as "Class B" high schools. One's team lost in the semi-finals in 1941 & the other's team made it to the championship game-and lost-in 1948!!
I played in a district championship game for Irmo against Cardinal Newman during the 1966-67 season in the field house..
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