In 1900, Hope’s first basketball team was formed for women and, in 1901, the first men's team followed. Over the next 100 years, Hope basketball grew and efforts to accommodate the larger crowds resulted in several moves, from Carnegie Gymnasium in 1906 to the Holland Armory in 1930, the Holland Civic Center in 1954, the Dow Gymnasium in 1978, and finally DeVos Fieldhouse in 2005. Also in that time, Hope has won 32 MIAA championships, made 17 appearances in the NCAA, earned 5 conference titles, and has been awarded 23 MVP awards. Collection includes general information and statistics; newspaper clippings; programs, 2015-2018 (includes women’s basketball team), printed dated and undated program/scorecards of the Hope College basketball team versus others, such as the Lakeview All Stars of Lakeview, Michigan, Boters, Bethanys and Wealthy Florals of Grand Rapids, as well as many Michigan college teams; two tickets from the last men’s basketball game played at the Holland Civic Center, February 19, 2005; and DVDs of games against Calvin College, 1983-2013 (incomplete), as well as games against other schools. Oversized items include a 2004-2005 season poster of the team sitting on Civic Center front entrance roof, and March 1998 and February 2005 color newspaper sections.
Repository citation: Hope College, "H07-1640.70. Basketball Team (Men’s). Records, 1916-[ongoing]. 2.00 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 82.
May 15, 2012.