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Intercollegiate Athletics Records, 1908-2013

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Intercollegiate Athletics "Three Beavers" logo, ca 1970s.
Description: Intercollegiate Athletics "Three Beavers" logo, ca 1970s.
Source: Intercollegiate Athletics Records (RG 007)

OAC Womens Basketball team, ca. 1910s.
Description: OAC Womens Basketball team, ca. 1910s.
Source: Hugh C. Currin Photograph Collection (P 168)

Standing room only at the OAC baseball diamond, ca. 1920. Waldo Hall and the Armory (now McAlexander Fieldhouse) are visible in the background.
Description: Standing room only at the OAC baseball diamond, ca. 1920. Waldo Hall and the Armory (now McAlexander Fieldhouse) are visible in the background.
Source: Baseball Photographs (P 007)

Competitor in a womens shot put competition, ca. 1920s.
Description: Competitor in a womens shot put competition, ca. 1920s.
Source: Harriet's Photographic Collection (P HC)

The Pyramid Play, 1933. The pyramid play, used in blocking kicks, originated as a prank at an OAC football practice, according to Bill Tomsheck, a player on the 1933 football team. To the amazement of the pranksters, the play worked. It did not escape Coach Lon Stiner's attention and subsequently it developed into an authorized play. The play consisted of hoisting the 6'5" center, Clyde Devine, onto the shoulders of 6'2" tackles Harry Fields and Ade Schwammel, from which point he could reach out and knock down any ball headed for the goal posts. The Pyramid was banned by the NCAA rules committee within a year.
Description: The Pyramid Play, 1933. The pyramid play, used in blocking kicks, originated as a prank at an OAC football practice, according to Bill Tomsheck, a player on the 1933 football team. To the amazement of the pranksters, the play worked. It did not escape Coach Lon Stiner's attention and subsequently it developed into an authorized play. The play consisted of hoisting the 6'5" center, Clyde Devine, onto the shoulders of 6'2" tackles Harry Fields and Ade Schwammel, from which point he could reach out and knock down any ball headed for the goal posts. The Pyramid was banned by the NCAA rules committee within a year.
Source: Harriet's Photographic Collection (P HC)

Oregon State College vs. University of Washington football program, 1938.
Description: Oregon State College vs. University of Washington football program, 1938.
Source: Intercollegiate Athletics Records (RG 007)

Mens basketball game at the brand new Gill Coliseum, ca. 1949. At the time, Gill Coliseum was the second largest suspended-arch structure in the nation and was touted as the "finest basketball plant west of the Rockies".
Description: Mens basketball game at the brand new Gill Coliseum, ca. 1949. At the time, Gill Coliseum was the second largest suspended-arch structure in the nation and was touted as the "finest basketball plant west of the Rockies".
Source: Harriet's Photographic Collection (P HC)


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