OSU defeated #1 ranked UCLA, 61-57, before 10,376 fans in Gill Coliseum. The win by the Beavers ended UCLA’s conference winning streak of 50 games. This photo, taken by student photographer Chris Johns, appeared in the March 1974 Oregon Stater. Johns tied his camera to one of the basket supports behind the backboard in order to get the photo.
Gene Alexander explains how water heated by the parabolic reflector could be used to vaporize freon to produce electricity at the OSU Energy Fair, held in the Memorial Union quad. At the time, Alexander was a senior in Mechanical Engineering.