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University Auditorium, also known as "The Barn" was an arena/theater located on DePaul University's campus from 1907 to 1979 when the aging facility was demolished. "The Barn" served as the home court for DePaul University's basketball team, the Blue Demons from 1923-1956. At one point the Blue Demons had an 81-game winning streak at University Auditorium.

University Auditorium

University Auditorium

University Auditorium was where the DePaul University Blue Demons played home basketball games from 1923 to 1956 when the team began playing home games in Alumni Hall. University Auditorium was where legendary basketball figures coach Ray Meyer and NBA star George Mikan played home games. Mikan was a star at DePaul, winning Player of the Year twice and the National Invitation Tournament once. Meyer is credited for transforming Mikan from an awkward and clumsy freshman to an aggressive, fearless basketball player. University Auditorium was located where the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center now stands.

“History & Timeline.” History & Timeline | About | DePaul University | DePaul University, Chicago. Accessed December 10, 2019.

“DePaul Blue Demons Basketball History.” Coaches Database. Accessed December 10, 2019.

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