Memorabilia Monday: The Heaviest Suit – Update

March Madness begins this week, so it’s only fitting that we showcase a piece from our basketball memorabilia.

Notice the vibrant blue curtain

Notice the vibrant blue curtain

Former Athletic Director Chris Del Conte had the blue curtain, shown above, that hung in Autry Court made into a suit.

Here’s a 2007 Houston Chronicle story about Autry Court closing for extensive remodeling. In the article, a trainer had threatened to make former Coach Willis Wilson his own suit. It seems Del Conte took that threat and decided to make his own bright blue garment.

It's a heavy suit.

It’s a heavy suit.

If you have any photographs of Del Conte in the suit, please let us know.

Update: Our wonderful volunteer, Susan Kirby, sent us a picture of the suit in action. Thank you, Susan.

Chris Del Conte wearing the curtain suit.

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