BSU Gymnasium

The BSU Gymnasium has been home to the Beaver men’s basketball program since 1960 and has been the only home for women’s basketball and volleyball.

The 2,500-seat BSU Gymnasium officially became home to the Bemidji State basketball program January 4, 1960, in front of a crowd of community members and dignitaries.  The grand opening ceremony was led by the Governor of Minnesota Orville Freeman.  Later that evening the Beavers broke the facility in with a 74-51 victory over the University of North Dakota.  In nearly five decades since the building was opened, the facility has been home to the BSU volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as a number of high school tournaments and playoff games.  In addition the gym is also used for events ranging from concerts and recitals to faculty meetings and commencement ceremonies.

The BSU Gym is only a portion of the physical education complex that was erected beginning in 1959 with funds secured from the state legislature. The one million-dollar complex also houses a six lane Olympic size swimming pool, classrooms and offices for faculty and athletic staff. Encompassed at the gym-floor level are locker room facilities for all BSU athletic teams, faculty, staff and students as well as for visiting teams, officials and coaches. There is also space allotted for athletic training facilities and laundry and equipment rooms.

Not only does it house an array of activities, but perhaps more importantly it gives a distinct “home-court” advantage for the athletic squads that use it. BSU fans and boosters of all ages are regularly seen sporting the green and white colors in peculiar styles.

As Governor Freeman said at the grand opening of the facility, “the one million dollars that the new Bemidji State College Gymnasium cost is not a debt, but an investment.” Since that time countless student-athletes have called the BSU gymnasium their athletic home, while spectators have come in droves to watch BSU events, proving that this really was an investment.

The BSU Gymnasium was closed for nearly two months beginning Oct. 6, 2004, to undergo a $150,000 floor replacement project. The face-lift not only gave the 45-year-old facility an updated and a fresh look, the new maple stripped floor is also a softer, more athlete-friendly foundation. In 2007, the scoreboard was updated and in the summer of 2008, the floor was stripped, reconditioned and repainted. Also, Bemidji State banners now line the upper railing on both sides of the gym.In the summer of 2010, new lighting was installed in the gymnasium to highlight the new look of the old gym.

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W Basketball (RV) Minnesota State (sponsored by Sanford Health) 80 Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 16 Bemidji State 63
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State 0 Sault St. Marie, Mich.
Jan 16 Lake Superior State 1
Track & Field BSU Multi Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 16, 7:00 p.m.
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State 2 Madison, Wis.
Jan 16, 7:00 p.m. (3) Wisconsin 1
M Basketball (21) Minnesota State (sponsored by Sanford Health) 84 Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 16, 7:00 p.m. Bemidji State 66
Track & Field The Super 8 Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 17, 3:00 p.m.
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State 1 OT
Jan 17, 3:00 p.m. (3) Wisconsin 2
W Basketball Concordia-St. Paul (sponsored by Sanford Health) 103 Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 17, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 84
M Basketball Concordia-St. Paul (sponsored by Sanford Health) 70 Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 17, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 66
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State 2 Sault St. Marie, Mich.
Jan 17, 3:00 p.m. Lake Superior State 4
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State 4 St. Paul, Minn
Jan 23, 3:00 p.m. (7) Minnesota Duluth 0
W Basketball Bemidji State 44 Aberdeen, S.D.
Jan 23, 3:00 p.m. (15) Northern State 72
M Basketball Bemidji State 62 Aberdeen, S.D.
Jan 23, 3:00 p.m. (RV) Northern State 81
Track & Field UW-Stout Open Menomonie, Wis.
Jan 24, 12:00 p.m.
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State 1 Grand Forks, N.D.
Jan 24, 12:00 p.m. (RV) North Dakota 4
W Basketball Bemidji State 74 Moorhead, Minn.
Jan 24, 12:00 p.m. MSU Moorhead 94
M Basketball Bemidji State 69 Moorhead, Minn.
Jan 24, 12:00 p.m. (8) MSU Moorhead 89
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State 3 St. Paul, Minn.
Jan 24, 12:00 p.m. (1) Minnesota State 1
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State 1 Grand Forks, N.D.
Jan 25, 12:00 p.m. (RV) North Dakota 5
Athletics Beaver Pride Luncheon Walnut Hall, Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 30, 12:00 p.m.
W Basketball Bemidji State Winona, Minn.
Jan 30, 6:00 p.m. Winona State
M Ice Hockey Bowling Green Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 30, 7:37 p.m. Bemidji State
M Basketball Bemidji State Winona, Minn.
Jan 30, 8:00 p.m. Winona State
Track & Field Cobber Duals Moorhead, Minn.
Jan 31, 12:00 p.m.
W Basketball Bemidji State Fayette, Iowa
Jan 31, 4:00 p.m. Upper Iowa
M Basketball Bemidji State Fayette, Iowa
Jan 31, 6:00 p.m. Upper Iowa
M Ice Hockey Bowling Green Bemidji, Minn.
Jan 31, 7:07 p.m. Bemidji State
W Tennis Bemidji State Fargo, N.D.
Feb 1, 11:00 a.m. Concordia College
W Basketball Southwest Minnesota State Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 6, 6:00 p.m. Bemidji State
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State Houghton, Mich.
Feb 6, 6:07 p.m. Michigan Tech
W Ice Hockey St. Cloud State Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 6, 7:07 p.m. Bemidji State
M Basketball Southwest Minnesota State Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 6, 8:00 p.m. Bemidji State
Track & Field Lake Superior Challenge Duluth, Minn.
Feb 7, 12:00 p.m.
W Basketball Sioux Falls Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 7, 4:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey St. Cloud State Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 7, 4:07 p.m. Bemidji State
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State Houghton, Mich.
Feb 7, 4:07 p.m. Michigan Tech
M Basketball Sioux Falls Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 7, 6:00 p.m. Bemidji State
Baseball Bemidji State Topeka, Kan.
Feb 12, 2:30 p.m. Washburn
Baseball Bemidji State Topeka, Kan.
Feb 13, 2:30 p.m. Washburn