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Northwestern mascot says sad goodbye as Welsh-Ryan gets facelift (VIDEO)

Jul 2, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

Northwestern is giving Welsh-Ryan Arena a makeover this summer, and one of the major renovations is to get rid of the 1970s-style scoreboard hanging over the center of the court and to replace it with a dual-sided, HD video board.

There will also be video boards paced at the end of the court as well, as you can see in the artist-renderings below.

But before the changes are made, Northwestern’s mascot, Willie the Wildcat, had to say an emotional goodbye.


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  1. Kevin S. - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Wait, so we won’t be playing in a high school gym going forward? Good to know.

  2. rmccleary97 - Jul 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    1. Notice how the video board in the 1st picture shows exactly what’s going to be happening 24 seconds later (the 2nd picture). That’s the kind of video board I want.

    2. 72-68 for Northwestern/Nebraska, with 10:51 on the clock? Only if they’re expanding college basketball games to 3 halves.

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