Sports, like singing or levitation, fascinate people because most don't possess the natural talent to excel in it themselves. Appreciate athletic accomplishments with today's Groupon: for $5, you get admission for two to the NCAA Hall of Champions (up to a $10 value).
The NCAA Hall of Champions immerses visitors in informative exhibits and interactive demonstrations that celebrate the careers of intercollegiate student-athletes. Underneath their respective banners, towering kiosks for each of the 23 NCAA sports display giant photos of past champions, stretched from regular-size photos by collegiate bodybuilders. Quotes and trivia accompanying the pictures enable pop quizzes of companions, and flat-screen monitors display footage of historical highlights and noteworthy hairstyles. Permanent exhibits include an examination of the history of women in college sports, tipping off with the 1866 creation of the first two women's amateur baseball teams at Vassar College and clocking out in 2010 with the UConn Huskies women's basketball squad setting the record for consecutive wins. Compete to see who has superior skills launching pigskins or shooting soccer balls in two sport simulators, toss up free throws in the 1930s-style gymnasium, and execute a towering vertical leap after convincing gravity to look away for a second.
NCAA Hall of Champions
After walking through the doors of the NCAA Hall of Champions, visitors find themselves surrounded by exhibits that pay homage to the traditions of intercollegiate athletics. On the first floor, 24 interactive kiosks each immerse users in a different NCAA sport. Interactive screens illuminate with stories of past champions, and trivia questions. After a stroll up to the second floor, visitors immerse themselves in simulated and actual athletic competitions, such as throwing a virtual football and measuring their vertical leap. A fully realized 1930s-style gymnasium invites modern folks to shoot hoops just like their grandparents did—uphill both ways in the snow.
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