Men's Basketball Team
Date: 1906 Size: 470x317 pixels
This group--Auburn's first official varsity basketball team--won three games, including victories over Georgia Tech and Tulane; lost by two points to the Columbus (Georgia) All-Stars; and tied the Birmingham Athletic Club, 14-14.  The year was 1906 and football coach Mike Donahue also coached the basketball team.  Under Donahue, basketball practice was a contact sport.  "He never bothered calling fouls--said it slowed up the game," Charles W. Woodruff, a player on the first team, told the Alumnews fifty years later.  Left to right, front row: Dee Gibson, Seymour Hall, Donahue Bob Ware.  Back row: Bill Hardie, Bill Lacey, Frank Jones, Henry Whitaker, Charles W. Whitaker.
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