Game has special meaning
I recently saw your Spring 2008 Hilltopics Online. I was particularly interested in the memories of Robertson Memorial Field House basketball games.
I am looking for information on a Bradley game played on January 5, 1959. I was wondering if you could find anything in the archives about the game. I believe it was against Cincinnati, and I also believe it was televised, at least locally. If you can even verify that a game was played that night and who won, that would be a great help.
The background story is that my brother was born on January 6, 1959. Our family memory is that my dad delayed taking my mom to the hospital so he could watch the end of the game, and consequently, my brother Jay was born in the early morning of January 6. My parents are deceased and we only have our faulty memories to recall that evening, so we are trying to at least verify that Bradley played a game that night. Thank you.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Bradley did play at Cincinnati that evening, losing 85-84 in double overtime. It was their first loss of the season. WMBD-TV broadcast six games that season. Two months later, on March 7, the Bradley-Cincinnati matchup was nationally televised from the Field House as the Game of the Week on NBC. Bradley won 84-66 and moved on to the NIT.
A magazine to have and to hold
I hope that Bradley Hilltopics is not one of the publications that will be delivered only electronically. I thoroughly enjoy reading the publication, but the last thing I want to do is spend more time on the computer after I have been on all day at work.
I understand going green, but plenty of facts are out there showing just how much worse computers are for the environment compared to paper. So I would probably opt out if the publication goes Web only — just one opinion.
MIKE MURPHY ’91
I signed up to receive the electronic newsletter and am happy to be receiving it. But I hope I will still get my hard copy of Bradley Hilltopics also. Many thanks!
ROGER ROSZELL ’57 MBA ’59
I enjoyed the “Can We Talk?” article so much. It brought back many memories. As a pledge in a sorority house, I had “phone duty.” I had to answer the phone with a very polite telephone voice and ask if I could help. Then, I had to race around the house trying to find the person who was wanted on the phone, and she had to come to the extension on her floor. There was only one phone per floor. What a crazy rat race!
Just about everyone has a cell phone and can text friends and family whenever they wish. I am trying to learn to text because I want my grandsons to text their grandma. As a dinosaur from the “pay phone” age, it’s like learning a whole new language. TLK2UL8TR (talk to you later). I hope the written word can hold its own.
CHERI RABER PATTERSON ’67
Field House seats live on … tell us about yours!
Before Robertson Memorial Field House was razed in 2008, the old bleachers and seats were sold to alumni and friends of Bradley. Bradley Hilltopics wants to feature some of the creative ways these souvenirs are being used. Tell us your story! Send an e-mail to email@example.com, phone 309-677-2249, or write to Karen Metzinger at 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625.