Sept. 24, 2009

Practice facility

Just for basketball

With a basketball-shaped floor design also reflected in the design of the arching entryway (above), it's obvious what the athletics department's newest building holds. The new practice facility opened last week, when the men's and women's basketball programs relocated to their new home.

Find out more about the new basketball practice facility on the athletics web site, including a video tour and photo gallery.

The 29,000-square-foot facility, located just north of Highway 30 on South Dakota Avenue, cost $8 million. Among the amenities in the new building are a shared training center, weight room and theater room. Both coaching staffs are housed in offices at the facility, and each program has a regulation playing court, locker room, team lounge and video room. Video decks overlook each court (below), which are accessible to the players and coaches at any time. Photos by Bob Elbert.

Practice facility