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FAL 2016

The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.

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6 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U Feedback We heard from you… We always welcome comments and feedback from past issues. Drop us a line on Facebook ( or email your comments to Here's what's on your mind now: Do you recognize yourself or a friend in this issue's Now & Then? Let us know at WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK Write to: UofL Magazine 2323 S. Brook St., Ste. 124 University of Louisville Louisville, KY 40292 Email the editor at: Facebook: UniversityofLouisville Letters may be edited for length and clarity, and must include author's name and contact information for verifi cation purposes. As I opened the Summer 2016 magazine issue (which always has exceptional quality), I came face-to-face with one of my former gymnastic teammates (both in high school at Warren Central, Indianapolis, Indiana, and at UofL). Identifi ed was the year but not the person. The photo is of Mark Riggs. Crawford Gymnasium being torn down is a bit sad. Not only did the men's and women's gymnastics teams practice alongside of Butch Beard and Wes Unseld (who bounced on our trampoline as long as we wouldn't tell his coach), but it hosted the Cardinals winning the Kentucky Intercollegiate Gymnastic Championships from 1967–1970 when I was champion each year in still rings, parallel bars and pommel horse. Many great memories. We had great teams and a spirited coach, Bob Wason. Before all that history is lost perhaps you can highlight that era in sports where Crawford Gym was a beehive of activity. People were starting to take notice of the prominence that UofL was gaining. It was an exciting time during which UofL went from a municipal to a state university with extraordinary growth and recognition — the gymnastic teams were certainly part of that. We also helped develop gymnastics in Louisville high schools by promoting, being student coaches and judging some of their meets. I enjoy your publication and read through immediately upon its arrival. Keep up the great work! Sincerely, –Richard "Dick" Haynes, 70A Editor's Note: UofL held a celebration in August honoring the history of Crawford Gym and the accomplishments of the athletes who played and practiced there. For video of the celebration, visit UofL's YouTube channel at tyofl ouisville. Fulbrights before 1996 Enjoyed the article on Fulbright Scholars, but sorry to see that the research only went back to 1996. I suppose 20 years is a goodly plenty, but there were Fulbright Scholars before 1996. I graduated from the University of Louisville School of Music in 1961 and received a Fulbright Scholarship to Rome, Italy, where I studied at the Rome Opera House for a year. I would think that there were others who were fortunate enough to receive a Fulbright before 1996. Thank you, –Carole Jordan Dunn, 61MU Correction In the Summer 2016 issue, Michael A. Detroy, 69S, was incorrectly listed in the "In Memoriam" listing. Detroy is not deceased. Mark Riggs Now & Then: We know him! The gymnastics team member is Mark Riggs. He was our ring specialist. I recruited him from Indianapolis, Indiana, for the gymnastics team when I was the men's gymnastics coach from 1965–1970. All our events and practices were held at Crawford Gym. Great memories. Regards, –Bob Wason, former men's gymnastics coach Summer 2016 Issue

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