Posted by T. A. Gobert on December 22, 2015
For many years – 60 in fact – the holiday season held a special place in the hearts of devoted RPI hockey fans. Starting in 1951 Rensselaer hosted an annual invitational tournament that brought in teams from all over the United States and Canada. In fact, one team came from as far away as Sweden to compete in the 1980 event!
Posted by T. A. Gobert on March 8, 2013
Every now and then unusual things cross my desk and I get to figure out what to do with them! One case in point is a shopping bag of sports memorabilia, a pair of skates, and four wooden hockey sticks that were forwarded to me recently.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on September 25, 2009
Reunion & Homecoming weekend is coming up, and sports will be a hot topic with all the excitement surrounding the dedication of the new East Campus Athletic Village. With this in mind, I've prepared a little trivia quiz to engage you in some sports history. I'll post the answers on Thursday, October 1st [check the comments]. Feel free to post your answers in a comment -- I'll give you a virtual award if they are all correct. Have fun! :)
Posted by Amy the Archivist on September 8, 2009
The Hockey Line is a long-standing (no pun intended) tradition at RPI. When and why did it start? Before 1972, student tickets rotated through sections on the North and West sides during the season so that everyone had a chance to sit in the best seats on the North side. Brace poles, in place until 1983, obstructed the view from some sections. In 1972, about 900 seats in sections H and K were sold on a first come, first served basis. The remaining sections continued to rotate. Students lined up in the Rathskellar about 12 hours in advance to purchase these tickets. I suppose you coul
Posted by Amy the Archivist on February 9, 2009
The 32nd Annual Big Red Freakout is being held this weekend. Thirty-two consecutive years of the same tradition with the same purpose is relatively rare at the 'Tute, so I had to find out how the event got started and what it was like the first time around.