Here's a little #flashbackfriday shout-out to that time circa 1922 or 1923 when they used a steamshovel and started breaking ground on 10th Street for the original Memorial Stadium.
According to a caption accompanying the photo: "Indiana Tearing Up Golf Course for New Stadium: In these days of intense interest in college athletics a good stadium is more essential than a golf course, so at Indiana they are tearing up a perfectly good links and starting construction on a new athletic plant. The above picture shows contractors excavating on the fairway at the approach to the fourth green. The new stadium, which is to be erected northeast of the gymnasium, will cost $250,000. Indiana will not quit playing golf, but will rearrange the course to make room for the stadium."
As a bonus you can catch a peek of the men's gymnasium in the background. -
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