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Hayward in Hinkle, Wayward in Westwoood

This week Butler U. announced the creation of the Gordon Hayward Men's Basketball Video Room. That got me thinking -- with all the luminaries who have graced Wooden Court over the years, is there anything like that in the "new" Pauley? The possibilities are unparalleled. Imagine The Sky Hook for a luxury box, Red Head Retreat for a special seating area along the baseline, Reggie's Veggies for an athletic health center, Road Hazzard as the name of the visitors' locker room, Baron's Gate for the main ticketing booth, and On a Collison Course for the teams' tunnel from the lockers to Wooden Court. Seriously, we have had so many well-regarded (and after college, well-salaried) players, wouldn't it make sense to get some Hall of Fame-quality naming rights onto sections of the stadium to finance enhancements to Pauley?

As an Indianapolis Star article notes, "Now in his third season with the Utah Jazz, the Brownsburg native gave what the school called a "significant gift" to the campaign to renovate historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Gordon Hayward Men's Basketball Video Room will be equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment and tiered theater seating."

Butler's AD Barry Collier commented on this innovation, "We are thrilled Gordon has decided to support Butler University, the basketball program and the renovation of Hinkle Fieldhouse. As an Academic All-American, he left a legacy with his play on the court and in the classroom. This gift and commitment to the Hinkle campaign shows that he appreciates Butler just as we appreciate him."

The Hinkle campaign aims to raise $16 million to preserve and maintain the Fieldhouse's historic structure and improve the experience for fans and players. Pauley's renovation bill was nearly ten times that amount.



<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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