Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium
Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium is located in the Lou Higgins Center and is home to the Yellow Jackets basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. The Ursprung Gym comfortably seats 2,800 fans in its permanent stands. Additional seating can increase The Lou Higgins Center seating facility to between 4-7,000 seats. The completely renovated gymnasium has housed BW basketball since 1949.
As part of the renovation of Ursprung, chair back seating and a new media center were constructed while training and physical therapy, laundry and eight locker rooms were added. Other features include a room for news media as well as exhibit and storage areas for the BW Athletic Archives. The Archives give students, alumni, parents, friends and visitors to BW a glimpse of the rich tradition and heritage of Yellow Jacket teams and former student-athletes, including four-time Olympic gold medalist Harrison Dillard '49, College Football Hall of Fame Coach and BW Athletic Director Dr. Lee Tressel and legendary Women's Athletic Director Marcia French '63.
In addition, a year ago, a student section entitled "The Hive" was created in the southeast corner of the Ursprung Gymnasium to accomodate a vocal student cheering section. It has been another great addition to the total Yellow Jacket student-athlete experience.