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By David Stevens
The Staff of The News 

Pages past, March 2: ENMU prepping to host state tourney


Last updated 3/1/2022 at 4:36pm

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1952: Roll-away bleachers were being installed at the Eastern New Mexico University gymnasium in anticipation of the upcoming state basketball tournament.

“Temporary accommodations will extend the permanent bleachers to the ends of the gymnasium. Additional bleachers will be installed on the ends of the court,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.

ENMU Athletic Director Al Garten said the additional bleachers would seat 1,372. That meant total capacity would be 4,872.

Eight games were planned for the tournament.

“ENMU will provide an experienced student manager for each team who will assist the visitors in every possible way,” the newspaper reported. “Teams may check their uniforms after a game with the university supply room where trained personnel will dry and care for the equipment, leaving the coach and managers free to enjoy the tournament.”

Members of the visiting press would have a 65-foot press box, elevated over the stands, available for game-time reporting.

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