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ESPN Armed Forces Classic – Game Day – U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea – 9 Nov. 2013
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Ducks top Hoyas in Armed Forces Classic at Camp Humphreys

By Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Installation Management Command

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – In a season opener between teams led by newcomers, Joseph Young scored 24 points to lead No. 19 Oregon to an 82-75 victory over Georgetown in the 2013 Armed Forces Classic here.

The Ducks and Hoyas tipped off Nov. 9 at 10:16 a.m., on a Saturday morning in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center. For college basketball fans across America, the game was one of many season openers on Friday night. Only one, however, was played before 2,100 U.S. troops and their family members, along with a worldwide television audience on ESPN.

“We’re about to start the journey to determine who is the best team in college basketball, the best team in the country, and we’re doing it in front of the best team in the world,” ESPN announcer Jay Bilas said. “I’m in absolute awe of the commitment, the sacrifice, of our men and women in uniform.”

Young, a junior guard who transferred from Houston is a son of Michael Young, who played for the high-flying “Phi Slama Jama” teams of the early 1980’s. He grabbed five rebounds and was perfect on 12 free throws in his first game as a Duck.

Joshua Smith, a 6-foot-10, 350-pound junior center who transferred from UCLA, led Georgetown (0-1) with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and 5 of 9 free throws before fouling out of his first game as a Hoya with 9 seconds remaining.

Jason Calliste made all 11 of his free throws and scored 16 points for Oregon (1-0). Mike Moser added 15 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six steals, the most by an Oregon player in 15 seasons. Darius Wright was the last Duck to post six steals in a game against USC on Jan. 7, 1999.

“We came a long way, so we really didn’t want to lose this one,” Moser said. “It definitely feels good to go home – a 12-hour ride – with a win.”

Damyean Dotson grabbed eight rebounds and Johnathan Loyd had seven assists for Oregon. Loyd recorded his 304th career assist for a spot on the Ducks’ top 10 list.

The Hoyas shot 1 of 15 from 3-point range, failed to find much offensive continuity, and were outrebounded, 40-32.

“Things we can control, we have to control,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “We had too many untimely unforced turnovers. We got our rhythm offensively, but we gave up a lot of threes in a row – it felt like four or five. The timing of that is what we have to learn. When we had to get a stop or a rebound, we didn’t.”

Oregon took an 18-7 lead via a 12-2 run, capped by two free throws by Calliste with 12:27 remaining in the first half. Calliste also converted a three-point play that gave the Ducks a 30-23 lead with 5:25 remaining in the period. Oregon led, 37-34, at halftime.

Georgetown took its first lead since 2-0 on a steal by Markel Starks and Smith’s feed to Jabril Trawick for a layup and a 40-39 lead with 18:06 left. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s jumper put Georgetown ahead, 42-39. Loyd responded with a 3-pointer, Young followed with a layup, and the Ducks led the rest of the way.

Starks finished with 16 points and four assists for Georgetown. Trawick added 11 points and three rebounds. Before departing, Moser saluted the troops who welcomed the Ducks to Camp Humphreys, their most distant regular-season game site in school history.

“We had a lot of fun,” Moser said. “Getting a chance to hang out with the troops for a couple days inspired us to try and come out here and win this game.”

Played on Veterans Day weekend, the game featured a military theme throughout. Rather than players’ last names, Army values, such as “Courage,” “Integrity” and “Respect,” adorned the back of Georgetown’s camouflage-patterned jerseys. The backs of the Ducks’ camouflage-patterned jerseys displayed: “USA.” Members of both coaching staffs wore military-style cargo pants and combat boots.

“This was an unbelievable experience,” Thompson said. “It was a privilege to play in this environment, and it was a privilege to play in front of the Soldiers. One of the most rewarding times was serving lunch yesterday and getting the chance to interact with the young men and women stationed here at Camp Humphreys.”

Georgetown players Nate Lubick and Starks also were appreciative.

“This was a great opportunity to get a close-up look at what life is like for the men and women who protect our country,” Lubick said. “We’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to come here and play a game to thank them for all they do.”

“We’re blessed to have the chance to come here and see and tour the base and the helicopters,” Starks added. “It’s amazing all that they do and we’re really thankful to get the chance to meet everyone here.”

Folks at Camp Humphreys thought likewise.

“It’s such a blessing,” said Cassie Gaudette, wife of Army Capt. Brian Gaudette. “I don’t think that they can truly understand how exciting and wonderful it is to have a little piece of home and have the teams come here to South Korea. We’re originally from Eugene [home of the Oregon Ducks], so this was really exciting to see.”

Oregon played without sophomores Dominic Artis and Ben Carter, who were suspended nine games for violating NCAA rules by selling school-issued athletic apparel. If only they knew what they missed.

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W side of Brick Breeden Fieldhouse – Montana State University – Bozeman, Montana – 2013-07-09
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Looking east at the west side of Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. This is the original main entrance to the fieldhouse, but today serves as an exit only.

Local architect George Carsley and nationally-known architect Cass Gilbert developed the MSU master campus plan in 1917. But anticipating sudden growth after World War II, a master plan re-design occurred in 1940 that clustered buildings much closer together. Campus growth expanded beyond the 1917 and 1940 plans, however, leading to more haphazard placement of buildings than the symmetry envisioned by the 1917 plan. Brick Breeden Fieldhouse is typical of the asymmetric growth of the campus.

University President Roland Renne intended to build an indoor football arena. He approached local architect Oswald Berg, Jr., to design it. Such a large structure, however, proved impossible to finance, so a fieldhouse was constructed instead. Designed to be a health and physical education center, the original January1956 design was a low cylindrical building topped with a dome with curving one-story office wings extending north and south. The plan was to construct the center structure first, and the wings later. However, only the northern wing was built – and it was significantly altered from the original plan.

Brick Breeden Fieldhouse was designed by omnipresent local architect Fred F. Willson and local architect Oswald Berg Jr. The .6 million ( million in 2013 inflation-adjusted dollars) structure was dedicated in December 1957 and opened in 1958. The building was named after Brick Breeden, who played on MSU’s "Golden Bobcats" 1928 national championship basketball team and who later was head basketball coach and athletic director at the college.

The central structure consists of a steel frame in pink-tinted concrete masonry, although portions of the building are clad in brick. The pattern is stacked bond. The foundation is concrete foundation and the roof a membrane. Exterior bays are defined by deep concrete ribs which taper in a curve outward at the top. Vertically oriented, fixed windows with aluminum mullions connect the exterior wall to the dome. These windows lean outward toward a metal circumferential fascia, giving the building the appearance of flaring. There are regularly spaced low vents on the domed roof. Interior doors are metal, except as noted below.

As constructed, the original entry was on the west side. It was a rectangular structure forming a two story-high foyer with a slightly upward-curved roof. A steeply-sloped berm led down to the west. Sidewalks approached from the northeast. Access was via seven-riser concrete steps heading south, which led up to a small concrete plaza one floor up. The west wall here was in two parts: The northern section was about two and a half bays wide, and made of floor-to-ceiling pink concrete masonry three stories high. A three-bay wide, floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall (also three stories high) formed the south section of this part of the west wall. Three double glass doors provided entry to what was the main level of the fieldhouse through a single-story foyer. A 17-riser concrete staircase heading south led up to another, larger plaza one floor up. A glass curtain wall 15 bays wide and two stories high formed the main entrance. On the left (northern) end of this wall were two sets of glass double doors. On the right (south) end were seven sets of glass double-doors which gave entry to the second level of the fieldhouse through a two-story foyer. (This was later reduced to six double-doors.) Except for the transoms over every double-door, all the glass here was frosted light blue.

A single-story structure extended north from the foyer structure. This was built at the main level of the fieldhouse, which meant it projected out over empty space on the first sub-level of the fieldhouse. Below it was concrete-floored open air space. A roof extended even further to the north to continued to cover this space. Paralleling the sidewalk was a small access road that led to this space, forming a curved driveway in front of it. The space served as sort of pavilion for guests debarking from automobiles in the driveway. Much later, the back part of this pavilion was enclosed and turned into offices.

Originally, a wing (constructed in 1957) projected out from the fieldhouse at the man level. Three sets of five-riser concrete stairs led up to this wing, which was clad in pink concrete masonry. The first story of the north face of this two-story wing was glass, six bays wide. The middle two bays had glass double-doors. Originally, a space about 25 feet wide separate the north wing from the projecting pavilion extension of the foyer. In the 1970s, this was filled with a structure that was flush with the north face of the north wing. (The pavilion extension went past the façade of the north wing by about 15 to 20 feet.) The first floor of this fill-in structure was clad in pink concrete masonry, but the second floor was floor-to-ceiling windows. A third floor with a steeply pitched (60 degrees) roof was clad in grey vinyl siding. The west side of this fill-in structure was about five feet higher than the pavilion wing, so that if formed a kind of dormer through which windows gave light into the offices on the third floor. The east side of this fill-in structure was about three feet lower than the cornice line of the north wing, and transom-like windows in the north wing gave light to the second floor offices inside.

To the west of the north entrance, a rectangular service wing was added. The rear third of it against the fieldhouse) was two stories high, while the northern third was a single story high. Extending from the northwest corner was a covered walkway connecting the fieldhouse to Shroyer Gym. The north-facing northeast corner had a garage door in it. The east face had five small square windows and two metal doors set into it. This wing was probably built at the same time as the Hosaeus Fitness Complex in 1972-1973/

The east façade of the fieldhouse was also changed. This curved building wraps around the east and southeast façades. On the north end is a plain brick single-story structure with a garage door in the southern third of it. A plain aluminum canopy supported by steel posts covers three service areas. The exterior wall of this service area is concrete block. Along the southeast is a two-story service building whose ground floor is set halfway below grade. Small square windows on the second floor provide light and below-grade metal doors provide entry.

The south façade of the building was originally blank like the east and southeast. Today, it is the fieldhouse’s main entrance. A huge parking lot exists on this side of the building. The entrance is set at the second level of the fieldhouse, and concrete stairs of 11 and 13 risers lead up to it. The new main entry faces slightly south-southwest, and is four bays wide. The two leftmost bays consist of two sets of glass double-doors with a double-high transom light overhead. The bay second from right has a single set of glass double-doors set left. Emblazoned on the fascia overhead is the word "TICKETS". Upon entering this door, the visitor will see a will-call ticket booth immediately to the right (behind what would have been the other set of glass double-doors). The rightmost bay is brick to about three feet, and a ticket window above that. It, too, has a fascia emblazoned with "TICKETS" above it.

The third level of the fieldhouse on the south side has been extended outward slightly. A glass curtain wall echoes the curtain wall on the west façade. A sharply pitched gable-like structure juts out of the two leftmost bays. Beneath a moderate eave is a floor-to-ceiling glass wall framed in metal.

To the west of the new main entrance is a small, one-story structure. A berm rises up to the windowsills. The roof is flat, and the façade is brown concrete masonry. A metal double-entry door is on its left.

A curving thin brick interior wall pierced by doors separates the entry areas from the arena inside the fieldhouse. Bleachers rise nearly to the window under the dome’s eaves, and the steel trusses of the interior and dome are exposed. The building can seat 9,500.

The north wing addition in structure was designed by in 1969 by Berg-Grabow and Partners (the successor to Willson and Berg). It is likely that the small office jutting off the south entrance was built at this time as well. The northwestern fill-in structure and covered walkway to Shroyer Gym were probably built in 1973.

As constructed, the main floor of the arena was dirt. A wooden court was assembled every time a basketball game was played there, and wooden boardwalks led from the entryways to the stands. The dirt floor was covered with a synthetic polyurethane "Tartan" floor and retractable bleachers installed in 1980.

The new main entrance was constructed in 1996, and completed in 1998. The .2 million renovation also added elevators and handicapped accessible concessions and restrooms, replaced the original bleacher seats, added a fire suppression system, added seismic reinforcements, and upgraded the HVAC system. Offices and lockerrooms within the structure were also renovated. The east-southeast wraparound addition added in 2007.

Brick Breeden Fieldhouse no longer retains sufficient design integrity for it to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

At the time of its construction, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse was the largest unsupported wooden structure in the world. As of 2013, it is the third-largest, behind the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.

The structure was originally known as MSC Fieldhouse. It was renamed for Brick Breeden in 1981. The arena inside the fieldhouse was named for Max Worthington (a colleague of Breeden’s on the "Golden Bobcats" basketball team) in 1985.

Army 10-Miler Shadow Run – Camp Humphreys – 2 OCT 2011
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Humphreys hosts Army 10-miler shadow run

By W. Wayne Marlow, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Public Affairs

CAMP HUMPHREYS, SOUTH KOREA – Over 300 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the second annual Army 10-miler Shadow Run hosted here Oct. 2.

First Lieutenant Robert Anderson of the 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion won the nighttime race, designed to mirror the Army’s annual run in Washington, D.C., in 1 hour, 3 minutes and 51 seconds. First Lieutenant Sarah Rainville took the women’s crown, finishing in 1:16:44.

Anderson said he initially thought only about doing his best and having a good run. But when some entrants passed him early in the race, his focused changed.

“I was going to try and take it easy … but then an adrenaline rush hit and I decided to pick it up,” he said.

Anderson maintained a steady pace, running the second half in just two more minutes than he did the first five miles. “I felt good the whole time,” he said. “I felt like I had some left in the tank. I started training for it last year, so I’ve been upping my mileage.”

The Camp Humphreys shadow run will be shown on a large screen during the Army 10-miler in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9, and Anderson plans to be there to watch it and participate in his second 10-miler of the week. “This was prep for that one,” he said.

Former United States Army Garrison Humphreys Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim fired the opening gun at 9 p.m. locally to coincide with the actual time the run will start in Washington D.C. Led by Kim’s replacement, Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray, the runners started under the Super Gym walkway, then snaked their way around the airfield twice, ending up back at Super Gym.

“It’s an absolutely great event,” Gray said. “Soldiers work hard, so when you can do something like this to build esprit de corps, it’s a positive thing. It’s an opportunity for everyone to have a good time.”

The crisp, cool October air helped keep the runners fresh, as did rehydration stations manned by volunteers along the route. The constant encouragement by fellow runners and cheering from the sidelines helped push the runners toward the finish.

“It’s not too cold. It’s nice running weather,” Gray said. “You can always wear something to keep you warm, and if it gets too hot, you can dress down.”

Anderson agreed that the race featured ideal conditions. “It’s great weather, no overheating,” he said. “It’s the best weather for running.”

Anderson said he has three brothers in the Army who are also all enthusiastic runners, and there was another family connection of note. Specialist Charles Rodgers IV flew from Hawaii to run the race with his father, Charles Rodgers III, who manages Splish and Splash Water Park on Humphreys. The two finished with identical times of 1:32:40.

Besides ideal weather and enthusiastic observers, the runners were treated to replicas of Washington, D.C., monuments built by Jeffrey Hubbard of the USAG Humphreys Family, Morale Welfare and Recreation office. The replicas, made of Styrofoam and braced by wood supports, included the Vietnam Memorial, the Pentagon, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, and the capitol. The project took about two weeks, according to Hubbard.

“It was to give everybody something extra to look at during the run and to do something different,” Hubbard said. “We figured looking at a poster would be kind of boring. We wanted to give them incentive to go and see the next one. They’ll be here next year. They’re built to last.”

Area III Sports Director Lonnie Herring credited volunteers with helping make the run a success.

“We had three drink tables on the trail and at the start and finish point,” he said. “We had BOSS bring in volunteers, folks standing on the road, and people handing out numbers and pace chips before the race.” The computerized chips, attached to the runners’ shoes, started and stopped when someone crossed the start and finish lines, giving everyone an accurate 10-mile time.

For all the logistics involved in having hundreds of people run 10 miles, Herring said most of the work was done beforehand.

“The pre-registration is the most time-consuming,” he said, also mentioning coordination with Military Police, road closures, medical considerations, and taxi and bus services being suspended. But all the work paid off in the end, Herring noted.

Prior to the run, entrants were addressed by USAG Humphreys Commander, Col. Joseph P. Moore.

“We’re here to have fun, and I hope your commanders told you that if you run this, there’s no P.T. tomorrow. Ten miles is no small task,” Moore said. “I’ve run this loop a lot at night. There’s plenty of light out there. The terrain is real friendly. There are no big hills, just a lot of open room to run.”

The top three finishers in the men’s 29 and under category were: Wbatt Reith (1:07:53); Samuel Smiths (1:09:09) and Daniel Bates (1:09:35). Following Anderson in the men’s 30-39 category were David Snow (1:12:41) and Nathan Stahl (1:18:02).

In the men’s 40-49 category, the top three finishers were Brett Bassett (1:14:49), Dan Burnett (1:17:06) and Felix Lassus (1:18:57). Leading the way in the men’s 50 and over category were Robert Nott (1:09:14), Mark Sullivan (1:09:57) and Kwon, Song-ki (1:19:23).

Following Rainville in the women’s 29 and under category were Kyle Wilson (1:22:20) and Liela Moser (1:26:01). In the women’s 30 and over category, top finishers were Sarah Stahl (1:20:45), Adam Leinen (1:27:52), and Jamila Moody (1:34:11). Taking the women’s over 40 crown was Kim, Hui-ok (1:37:06). In the women’s over 50 category, Barbara Garner (1:37:31) took first, followed by Susan Jentoft (1:43:23).

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