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Topics: San Marcos, Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson, Basketball Pages: 2 (611 words) Published: March 21, 2013
Leslie Miledge-Murphy
February 25, 2013
English 1310.256
Strahan Coliseum
Ever been to the address of 700 Aquarena Spring Drive in San Marcos Texas? If you have you probably been there to support the fellow athletes of Texas State University or been to a concert that was held at this certain place, but if you have not been to here, you will soon. The address of 700 Aquarena Spring Drive in San Marcos Texas is the address where Texas Stat e’s University Strahan Coliseum stands.

The Strahan Coliseum is a part of Texas State’s Campus which is located on the East Side of the campus. It is a facility that is mostly used for holding Texas State’s University collegiate sports events. It is the home court of the Men’s and Women’s basketball team and the women’s volleyball team. It has seven thousand two hundred seats that surround the hard wooden gym floor. This stadium is where students like me go to see the games and to go show my Bobcat spirit. But Strahan Coliseum was not always there and while I was at a basketball game I wondered why Strahan was built, when it was built and was it named after somebody and if it was who was this person. So I went on the internet and found some interesting stuff about Strahan and. So first Strahan broke grounds in November 1979 and it opened three years later on October 1982. But what got my attention were who it was named after of and the story of him. Strahan Coliseum was named and honored after a guy named Oscar W. Strahan. Oscar W. Strahan or should I say coach Strahan, graduated from Drake University in 1915. While being a student there he majored in Education and he played basketball, football and track. After graduating from Drake University he became a coach for the Clinton and Perry school district in Iowa. He did that from the year of 1916 to 1917 and this was the start of his trademark that he was out to set. So after coaching for about a year in the Iowa districts, he came to Texas State University in the year...
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