basket-ball & flag rush
Photo: now-Dodge Gymnasium at Columbia University circa 1908 (via kottke). The semi-circle room, second-level running track, the distinct cross-hatch rail design, the stone columns (now covered with cushions), it’s all there, and is now over 100 years old apparently. The students pictured are playing a brand new game called “basketball” (invented 1891).
See also: Flag Rush in 1910, a tradition wherein sophomores stake a flag and defend it from an onslaught of freshmen. Taken in front of Hamilton Hall.