The term “goaltending” was originally descriptive and neutral, like “switching” or “zone defense” are today. When the 6-foot-10 Mikan repeatedly swatted away shots on their downward flight near the rim in DePaul’s 53-44 win over Kentucky at Chicago Stadium in February 1943, Adolph Rupp was furious and vowed to see to it that the rule was changed. Goaltending became a violation in 1944-45.