S t ets on U nivers ity J. Ollie Edmunds Center The Stetson men’s basketball team has called the J. Ollie Edmunds Center home since 1974, but the Hatters have been anything but gracious hosts to their opponents. For the past 38 years, the Hatters have had just three losing seasons at home and have won 65 percent of their games, posting a 340-181 all-time record. The Edmunds Center opened its doors on Dec. 5, 1974, as Hatter fans witnessed a 73-58 Stetson victory over Marshall. SU went on to win the next game, and the next, and the next. In fact, the Hatters went a perfect 16-0 at home that season, and they won their first 20 consecutive games played at the Edmunds Center. Maintaining a top-notch athletic facility is a continual process, and the work at the Edmunds Center has been at a pace to keep up with the development of the athletic program itself. Over the years, the Edmunds Center has received a number of physical modifications and equipment upgrades. The scoreboards, shot clocks, bleachers, bench seating, illuminated media tables, floor design and lobby showcase have all recently been upgraded. New chairs were purchased for the team bench areas in 1998. In 1999, NBA-style baskets were added. In 2000, the maplewood floor was completely sanded and repainted, and new scoreboards were installed. In 2002, banners were hung in the Edmunds Center rafters for each member of the Stetson Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2005, new bleachers were installed in the east side of the arena. The Edmunds Center was home to the men’s 1991 and 1996 Trans America Athletic Conference Tournaments as well as the women’s tournament in 1997. It also served as training camp site for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association in 1992 and 1993, and hosted the NCAA Volleyball Tournament First Round in 1996.
Top Edmunds Center Crowds Since 2001 1. 2. 3. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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4,652 vs. Florida State (12/5/06) 4,584 vs. Florida State (12/30/03) 4,249 vs. UCF (11/23/10) 4,228 vs. UCF (2/10/05) 4,030 vs. UCF (1/27/01) 3,211 vs. UCF (1/9/04) 3,191 vs. Georgia State (1/31/03)
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