With enthusiasm for playing basketball growing, Director Aden and Dean of Women Helen Marr Kirby kept a close eye on developments in the sport at UT. As compared to the early years of basketball’s establishment at the school, the teams were not allowed to play off campus. For a period of time, contests were canceled due to several unidentified “unfortunate incidents” in the interclass games. However, interest remained as keen as ever and basketball games would eventually resume.
Photo credit: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin,di_07886; Girls’ Basketball Squad, circa 1920 from the Cactus
Photo credit: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin,di_07852; Freshman Basketball, circa 1920 from the Prints and Photographs Collection