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Intramural Center at IU to be renamed after Bill Garrett

During Friday’s meeting of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, a resolution was unanimously approved to rename the Intramural Center on the IU Bloomington campus after Bill Garrett, an IU basketball legend who was the first African American basketball player in the Big Ten Conference.

The facility, which hosted IU men’s basketball home games from 1928-1960 when it was known as The Fieldhouse, will now be renamed the William Leon Garrett Fieldhouse.

The name change comes two years after Ora Wildermuth’s name was removed from the facility due to concerns about racist beliefs and views held by the IU alumnus and trustee.