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Memorial Gym court: ‘Facelift’ time

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The floor at Louisiana Tech University’s Memorial Gymnasium is undergoing a major renovation in order to make room for a state-of-the-art playing surface that will carry the name of former Bulldogs’ head coach Scotty Robertson.

After almost 60 years of existence, including four decades of enduring the bounce of a ball and the scuff of athletic shoes, the history-rich pecan basketball court at Memorial Gym on the campus of Louisiana Tech University recently began undergoing a facelift Monday night.

Demolition on the existing floor which came with the facility that was constructed in the 1950s started recently in order to make way for a new state-of-the-art floor that will be used by both the health and physical education department and the athletics department.

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