The Larry Wilson University Lanes, built in 1967, are housed in the Laughlin Health Building on the campus of Morehead State University. The six-lane center, open to the campus community, serves as the practice facility for the MSU bowling teams. Once team membership dues have been paid, MSU bowlers use the Larry Wilson University Lanes free-of-charge for unlimited individual practice.
During the 2006-2007 academic year, the center was completely remodeled. The lanes are equipped with Brunswick A-2 pin spotters and were resurfaced with the state-of-the-art Kegel Edge synthetic lane surface. The Larry Wilson University Lanes is one of two bowling facilties in the United States to use this surface. The settee and counter areas were refurbished with new flooring, lighting, and furniture. New masking units were added as well.
The lanes are maintained using the Kegel Phoenix-S. This machine is capable of having oil patterns uploaded, allowing the teams to prepare on patterns more similar to tournament conditions.
Adjacent to the Larry Wilson University Lanes is a team room to be used for storage of equiipment by bowling team members as well as pro shop equipment.
Just this year of 2009 the facility has acquired a full functional pro-shop to aid the MSU bowling team in getting all of their equipment drilled without having to travel to any surrounding bowling center. Also the center is now USBC Sanctioned and will be hosting a sanctioned league this summer.
We have also over the Summer replaced our old pins with the new synthetic Twister Pins!!!
The Larry Wilson University Lanes are available for campus group and party rental by contacting Margaret Lafontaine at 606-783-5284.