Gaspar de Ávalos de la Cueva named Gaspar Dávalos de la Cueva, was a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal. Gaspar Dávalos de la Cueva was born in Guadix, Spain, in 1485, the son of Rodrigo Dávalos and Leonor de la Cueva. In Italy, another clergyman member of this family was cardinal, he studied under Hernando de Talavera, Archbishop of Granada. He attended the University of Paris, receiving a licentiate in theology, studied theology at the University of Salamanca, he lived in Baeza and Guadix. On August 4, 1509, he became a fellow of the Colegio de Santa Cruz at the University of Valladolid becoming a professor there. In 1517, he became lector in theology at Santa María de Guadalupe, he was a canon of the cathedral chapter of the Cathedral of Murcia and of Cartagena Cathedral. On November 14, 1524, he was elected Bishop of Guadix y Baza. Charles I of Spain and Alonso Manrique de Lara, the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, named him commissary general of the Spanish Inquisition in Valencia in 1525.
He was promoted to the metropolitan see of Granada on January 22, 1529. In that capacity, he played a role in founding the University of Granada. On March 29, 1542, he was transferred to the metropolitan see of Compostela. Pope Paul III made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of December 19, 1544, he died before receiving a titular church. King Charles I nominated him to be Archbishop of Toledo but he died before he was preconized by the pope, he died in Santiago de Compostela on November 2, 1545. He is buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Memorial Gymnasium is a multi-purpose facility located in Nashville, Tennessee. Called Memorial Gym or Memorial, the building is located on the western end of the Vanderbilt University campus, it was built in 1952 and has a seating capacity of 14,326. It serves as women's basketball programs. Memorial Gymnasium was built in the early 1950s, designed by Edwin A. Keeble, it was dedicated as the campus memorial to students and alumni killed in World War II. At the time of its construction, there was a serious discussion within the Vanderbilt community about whether the school should de-emphasize intercollegiate athletics; as a compromise, the gymnasium was built to hold only about 8,000 seats, it would be adaptable to other uses. The gymnasium floor was built up more in the nature of a stage; the areas out of bounds along the sidelines were wide, in contrast with the small facility which it replaced, where the walls were right along the sidelines and players could scrape their shoulders bringing the ball up the court.
This necessitated the placement of the benches at each end of the court, not unusual at the time. In addition, each goal was anchored by two far-reaching beams attached to support columns, with extra support coming from cables stretching all the way to the gym's ceiling; the main gym, unlike the practice gyms, does not have air conditioning. Until a 2017 renovation, the shot clocks were positioned below the backboard on the player's right. A new conventional Spalding backstop, with a Daktronics shot clock above the center of the goal, was installed for the 2017-18 season. Memorial Gym is well known for its unusual design; the end-of-the-floor bench location is now unique in major college basketball, said to give Vanderbilt a home court advantage, since no other facility in which opponents play is arranged in such a way. The interior walls were unpainted cinder blocks prior to a major renovation in the early 2000s; the middle of the three decks has a low ceiling and when the house lights are turned off during game play gives the distinct impression of watching a Cinemascope movie of basketball.
For many years opposing coaches complained they had to coach their team from the baseline, making it tough to communicate from the other end of the floor. This was due to the placement of the team benches on the baselines. However, beginning in the 2015-16 season, coaches were given typical coaching boxes that ran up the sideline, as in every other college gym. Now though their teams are still on the baseline, the coaches have the ability to roam the sideline up to the end of a regulation NCAA coaching box; as Southeastern Conference basketball grew in popularity and Vanderbilt established itself as a basketball power, the seating capacity proved inadequate. The gymnasium had been designed in a way which made it expandable, by the mid-1960s it seated 11,103. A conference championship run in 1966 led to more demand for seats, by the end of the decade the facility seated 15,581, it sold out for conference games, in the late 1960s and early 1970s Vanderbilt was in the top ten for attendance in all of college basketball, a remarkable achievement for a middle-sized private institution.
The arena hosted the SEC men's basketball tournament in 1984 and 1991. In the early 1990s the building served as the host site for a "Battle of the Boulevard" rivalry game between Lipscomb and Belmont, two other Nashville institutions with a long history of quality basketball; the game was moved to Memorial when it became apparent that demand for tickets would outstrip their availability at Belmont's former home court, tiny Striplin Gymnasium. However event organizers themselves were shocked when the doubleheader between the women's and men's teams sold Memorial out by the halftime of the women's game; this event still holds the all-time attendance record for an NAIA basketball game. Memorial Gym has hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on four occasions, it has served as home to the 1984 and 1991 SEC Men's Basketball tournaments. In the 1984 tournament, Charles Barkley's "sitting at midcourt" episode occurred after his Auburn Tigers were beaten in the tournament championship by the Kentucky Wildcats.
In 1991, Alabama won the championship 88-69 over Tennessee. It has served as an NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament host site 12 times. Then-Florida State coach Pat Kennedy complained about the arrangement after his team lost a first-round NCAA Tournament game there; the NCAA has used the newer Bridgestone Arena, a larger arena with a modern configuration in downtown Nashville, for first- and second-round men's tournament games on four more recent occasions instead of Memorial Gym. In recent years the facility has been modernized; the facility is favored by many basketball purists as an example of a facility designed for that sport—although it at times housed other facilities for the Vanderbilt athletic operation, such as a swimming pool—and has been called the "Fenway Park of College Basketball."Memorial Gym was the site of the Jeff Lacy versus Jermain Taylor WBC super middleweight elimination bout on November 15, 2008, the fi