Old school: U-M in history

Campus activities: Before March Madness

Photo by Courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

Women play basketball in 1910 in the Barbour Gymnasium. In the 1890s, basketball was added to the physical training regimen for women and became the first competitive team sport for women at U-M. Starting in 1905, a silver trophy cup was awarded to the university women’s basketball champions.

This week in history (40 years ago)

The university’s first environmental teach-in opened with more than 125 workshop sessions scheduled. The first major event was scheduled for 8 p.m. March 11, 1970, at Crisler Arena, featuring Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Michigan Gov. William Milliken, U-M President Robben Fleming, environmentalist Barry Commoner, scientist James Shapiro, Ralph Nader, TV personality Arthur Godfrey, singer Gordon Lightfoot and the Chicago cast of “Hair.” Other workshop events were expected to draw actor Eddie Albert, Maine Sen. Edward Muskie and labor leader Walter Reuther. — Michigan Daily

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