Found 28 events matching "reynolds coliseum"


First Dairy Barn built

NC State's first dairy barn stood behind Holladay Hall. Several more were added in 1909, where Reynolds Coliseum now stands.


Thompson Gymnasium Dedicated

Thompson Hall was dedicated as Thompson Gymnasium on this date. It was the first on-campus home dedicated to basketball. Previously, home basketball games had been played in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The building was designed by architect Hobart Upjohn and named for alumnus Frank Martin Thompson. The NC State basketball team played there until Reynolds Coliseum opened in 1949.


Ground broken on Reynolds Coliseum

Construction was interrupted for many years because of World War II. The building was named for businessman William Neal Reynolds. Funding to begin the building came from the Works Progress Administration (WPA).


Thompson Gymnasium condemned

The Raleigh city building inspector condemns Thompson Gymnasium just hours before a Men’s Basketball game against Duke. Only a few reporters and college officials are allowed to attend the next home game, against High Point College. From then until the completion of Reynolds Coliseum in 1949, home games are played in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium.


Reynolds Coliseum opens

Reynolds Coliseum opens, with the NC State Men's Basketball team beating Washington and Lee, 67-47. Not all of the seats had been installed yet, so some fans had to sit on the cement tiers.

June 11, 1950

61st Commencement

Brief talks were given by Governor W. Kerr Scott, Gordon Gray, president of the Consolidated University, and Chancellor John William Harrelson. The Baccalaureate Sermon was given by Bishop W.W. Peele of Richmond, Virginia. This was the first commencement held in Reynolds Coliseum. Honorary degrees were awarded to Harry Reed, Dean of the School of Agriculture at Purdue University, Clyde Atkinson Erwin, State Superintendent of Public Instruction for North Carolina, John Flood Matheson, president of Mooresville Mills, Clyde Alvin Dillon, industrialist and benefactor of Raleigh, and Frank Porter Graham, first president of the consolidated University of North Carolina (now, UNC System).

Included in Commencements

World Series of Basketball

A game in the 4th annual World Series of Basketball, featuring the 1953 All-Americans versus the Harlem Globetrotters, is played in Reynolds Coliseum.


Raleigh-Durham TV Fair

The first Raleigh-Durham TV Fair concludes at Reynolds Coliseum. Stars appearing at the fair included Homer and Jethro of the Breakfast Club and Mrs. Hank Williams.

Included in Campus Visitors

Louis Armstrong visits

Jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong performs at Reynolds Coliseum.


John F. Kennedy visits

Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy appears in Reynolds Coliseum before a crowd estimated at 8,000 persons. Kennedy sharply criticizes Vice President Nixon in his dealings with Khrushchev.


Kingston Trio performs

The Kingston Trio performs at Reynolds Coliseum.


Adlai Stevenson visits

Adlai Stevenson, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivers the first annual Harrelson Lecture at Reynolds Coliseum.


Unpopularity of potential name change

Governor Sanford gets booed after an NC State-Wake Forest basketball game in Reynolds Coliseum by students protesting the possible name change of the University from North Carolina State College to the University of North Carolina at Raleigh.


Stan Getz performs

Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz performs at Reynolds Coliseum.


Football game broadcast in Reynolds Coliseum

For the first time ever, an NC State football game is shown in Reynolds Coliseum via closed-circuit television.


President Lyndon Johnson campaign speech

President Lyndon Johnson made a campaign speech before an audience of 13,000 people in Reynolds Coliseum. The president warned that a victory for opponent Barry Goldwater would mean cuts in farm programs.


"Lady Bird Special" Whistle-stop Tour

President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson are accompanied by UNC System President William Friday at a Democratic presidential campaign rally held in Reynolds Coliseum. More than 14,000 attend the rally, with hundreds more outside. The rally was part of Mrs. Johnson’s whistle-stop tour through the South on the "Lady Bird Special."

Included in Campus Visitors

Rolling Stones perform

The Rolling Stones perform at Reynolds Coliseum. The Stones are joined by Patti LaBelle for the show.


Bob Hope performs

Comedian Bob Hope performs at Reynolds Coliseum.

Included in Campus Visitors

Brigade of Guards perform

Two units of Queen Elizabeth II's Brigade of Guards (the Band of the Welsh Guards and the pipes, drums, and dancers of the Scots Guards) join forces for a "pageant" of music, marching, and dancing at Reynolds Coliseum.

Included in Campus Visitors

5th Dimension performance

The 5th Dimension perform at Reynolds Coliseum.


Vienna Symphony performance

The Vienna Symphony perform in Reynolds Coliseum.

Included in Campus Visitors

Alcohol ban

Alcohol is banned from Reynolds Coliseum.


Elton John performance

Singer Elton John performs at Reynolds Coliseum.

Included in Campus Visitors

Wolf mascots get married

Mr. Wuf and Ms. Wuf were married in a mock wedding ceremony by the Wake Forest Demon Deacon mascot during halftime of a Men's Basketball game at Reynolds Coliseum. The two were joined in "canis matrimonium," and Chancellor Joab Thomas gave the bride away.


President Ronald Reagan visits

President Reagan promoted tax reform during a speech in Reynolds Coliseum. Afterwards the president met with students, and Student Body President Jay Everette gained notoriety when he asked reporters to respect the students' time with the president.


Candidate Barack Obama visit

Presidential candidate Barack Obama appeared before a crowd at Reynolds Coliseum shortly after defeating rivals in the Democratic presidential primaries.


President Obama at rally

President Barack Obama spoke before an audience in Reynolds Coliseum. During the speech he promoted the American Jobs Act.