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Sound Off: Gallagher-Iba Arena

I was wanting to know how they got the name Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., where they play basketball.

According to the Oklahoma State men’s basketball media guide, Gallagher-Iba Arena was originally named “Gallagher Hall” after wrestling coach Ed Gallagher, who won 11 national championships during his tenure from 1916-40. Following an arena renovation in 1987, basketball coach Henry Iba’s name was added. Iba recorded 767 career wins — the second-most in NCAA history when he retired in 1970.


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