EXHIBITS

Our 64th Oral History

Our 64th Oral History

64th ORAL HISTORY “On September 6, we recorded our 64th oral history for the museum. Participating were Rich Falk, Rick Lopossa, Dave Downey and Bill Small. Conducting the interview was Jim Sheppard. All of them are IBCA Hall of Famers. The University of Illinois also...

Our 1,000th Donor!

TONI MARIE WUDTKE The Basketball Museum of Illinois is proud to announce that Toni Marie Wudtke is our 1000th museum donor. If her name rings a bell, it should. Toni Marie is the daughter of Chuck and Anita Rolinski. It was Chuck's dream that the Illinois Basketball...

Title IX

Title IX

TITLE IX Celebrating 50 Years | 1972 - 2022 June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX affirms, “No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied...

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMEJanet Harris played for Chicago Marshall H.S.Janet Harris had an incredible career at (Chicago) Marshall High School. She is a four-time All-American and earned three gold medals winning the 1986 Goodwill Games, 1986 World Championships, and...

DOROTHY GATERS

DOROTHY GATERS

DOROTHY GATERS A Legend on and Off the Court No women's coach in Illinois basketball has won more than Dorothy Gaters. At 24 years old, she took the job at Marshall after Title IX provided equal opportunity for girls to play varsity sports in 1972. She is a...

Let me play

Let me play

LET MEPLAY “LET ME PLAY…was my thought as I sat along the fence in the playground watching the boys’ play. The game of basketball had captured me.” - Carol Plodzien, Heron Award Winner Ms. Plodzien’s career was becoming the first ever basketball coach at the school...