First basketball game at Memorial Coliseum goes to Portland Pilots
Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 1960
Memorial Coliseum is used for basketball for the first time, as the University of Portland rallies to beat Idaho, 53-50, before 2,950 fans. Jim Altenhofen and Mike Doherty are among the key Pilots for coach Al Negratti.
The coliseum, meanwhile, announces its 10 days of public ice skating for December.
• Ben Balme, from Grant High, is voted to the 11-player college All-America team. He is a 6-1, 215-pound guard at Yale, which is undefeated.
• The University of Oregon Medical School basketball team defeats Multnomah JC 59-58 in overtime at the medial school's new activities building. The U of O Dental School downs Clark JC, 63-62, at the dental school's new activity building. Concordia College beats host Reed, 74-39.
• Saturday's local television slate consists of the UCLA-Duke football game and the Sugar Ray Robinson-Gene Fullmer world middleweight boxing match. They battle to a draw, with Fullmer retaining his crown.
Sunday TV in Portland sports has three offerings — two NFL games (one on KOIN, one on KGW) and an American Football league game between Los Angeles and Oakland (on KPTV).