Springfield College Men's Gymnastics Team Boarding Bus
- Springfield College Men's Gymnastics Team Boarding Bus
A photograph of the Springfield College men's gymnastics team bus with the team outside of the bus. There is equipment and luggage on the top of the bus. Three students are clowning around in front of the bus, with one showing his calf to the camera. It appears that a sign saying "Springfield College Gym Team" has been taped to the outside of the bus.
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Springfield College Gymnastics Team Papers
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
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The history of Gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back till nearly the founding of Springfield College in 1885, when Dr. James Naismith, the creator of Basketball, was an early SC Gymnast. Beginning in 1904, the SC Gymnastics team would travel to cities to perform their Gymnastics routines. At the end of their travels, they would perform a “Home Show” at Springfield College, a show they continue to perform to this day. It was during the reign of head coach Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern Gymnastics, that the Gymnastics exhibition team really gained a claim to fame. Under the leadership of Professor Leslie J. Judd, the purpose of the Springfield College Exhibition team was to promote and maintain an interest in gymnastics, dance, and the artistic phases of physical education in schools, colleges, YMCAs, and recreational centers. The Exhibition Team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before thirty-five-thousand spectators in twenty-five cities.