Who here watched Utah basketball at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse?


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        ProudUte
        Ute Fan
        @proudute

        I remember going with my dad to watch Utah basketball at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse. The last season was the 1968/1969 season. The Special Events Center (now Huntsman Center) opened in 1969.

        I remember watching Jerry Chambers, Tate, Jackson, and McKay play there in the final four season of 65-66. I have fond memories of those days.

        Does anyone else have memories of the old fieldhouse?

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        beckrich73
        Ute Fan
        @beckrich73

        Yep used to go there as a kid with my grandpa and dad. Good times.

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        RoboUte
        Ute Fan
        @hamplate

        Long long long before my time but I have fond memories of the fieldhouse as part of my daily routine for a really exciting number of years.

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        ryynoo
        Ute Fan
        @ryynoo

        I was told I did but have no memory of it.

      • #204200

        Staples
        Ute Fan
        @staples

        Sadly it was before my time. I always thought it would be cool for the Utes to play a throwback game in there once a year, but that’s not even possible now with its most recent renovations. It really wasn’t possible before, but at least when it was still a rec center one could dream.

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        oc_ute
        Ute Fan
        @ocute

        yep. my early memories are a little later than yours. mike newlin, ken gardner, jim mahler. don’t remember the other 2 starters. dennis cook was a 7ft tall bench guy

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          ProudUte
          Ute Fan
          @proudute

          Mike Newlin is one of my all-time favorites. He also had a very good NBA career. He was a remarkable free-throw shooter.

        • #204237

          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          I was born in ’69 so no. Jim and Marylin Mahler are family friends. As well as being friends with my folks, Their grand kids went to school with my kids. Small world.

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        Jim Vanderhoof
        Ute Fan
        @jvhoofs

        I was there when Jeff Ockel punched the New Mexico center during the game. I go back to Doug Moon and crowd favorite Granny Lash. Saw Merv Jackson play there. Dark and quiet during timeouts and half. No loud music. You could actually talk about the game during time outs.

        My dad played for Jim Williams at CSU so we would go to the locker room after the game. Found memories with my dad and brother.

      • #204214

        bopahull
        Ute Fan
        @bopahull

        I remember how dusty it got in there when things got rowdy. The dirt floor under the bleachers really kicked up some dust sometimes.

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        Ghost of the HEB
        Ute Fan
        @deseretgentlman

        Who here had chemistry in the HEB and had an experience with the ghost?

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        X723
        Ute Fan
        @x723

        Yep that was a fun time when I was a teen back then……

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