I remember the basketball games and the middle school dance in the old Panther Pit.
It is not as bad as it looks. The paint has peeled from the moisture of the leaking roof.
In 1975 - the state made them cover the steel beams with a coat of plaster to slow down a fire. As a result there are three long stripes of plaster on the floor. In 1970 - when I started - those beams were bare steel.