“U.P. Power!” still on display at NMU

There’s still some time to check out a celebration of 130 years of U.P. high school athletics.

Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has hosted the “U.P. Power!” exhibit since October.

It features artifacts related to U.P. teams, players and coaches, and center curator Dan Truckey says interest in the exhibit has been slowly building over time as more people have learned about it.

One prominent piece has come into the center as an addition of sorts to the exhibit.

It’s a state championship trophy won by a high school in Marquette a few months before the school closed.

Truckey says Gordy LeDuc visited the center on the day the exhibit opened.

LeDuc coached Bishop Baraga High School to the Class D state basketball title in the final year of the school’s existence in 1969.

Truckey says LeDuc brought the trophy with him that day and allowed it to be placed on display.

“U.P. Power!” will be on display at the Beaumier Center through Saturday, March 30th.

The center is inside NMU’s Cohodas Hall, and it’s hosting a panel discussion on Title IX and its effects on women’s sports on Thursday, March 21st.

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