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Friends (in order of appearance from left to right) James Hill, Brendan McGovern, Cole Group and Austyn Chen play basketball on the courts outside of Brown Hall on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Basketball courts to be redone next year

Student Senate recently passed a bill to renovate the basketball courts on South Green. 

The renovations will include new backboards, smoother concrete, brand-new nets, trash cans and benches.

Brian Jones, Student Senate Black Affairs commissioner, and Owen Aliu, Student Senate Black Affairs senator, both sponsored the bill and spoke to Pete Trentacoste, executive director of Housing and Residence Life. 

Trentacoste has shown support for the renovations and gave verbal confirmation that would be as early as Spring Semester 2019 or the latest being Fall Semester 2020, according to a previous Post report.

Jones said the construction would not be expensive. The total cost of all the construction would be about $600. 

The changes will most likely be seen next semester because it is difficult to work on construction while students are at school. The basketball courts are also next to a skate park, but the bill will not affect the skate park part of the courts that are still in use.

“This summer the chilled water project will go right through the basketball courts (so) we will be looking to redo the courts and bring them up to speed, making them look better than what they are right now” Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Stephen Wood said.

Some students are getting excited for the new courts to be finished and in use. 

“There have been a few nice days that I wish I could have gone outside and played on an actual court, but I just have to go to the rec. center if I want to play,” Cole Morris, a sophomore studying communications, said. “It’s also really cool that they’re not just gonna leave it the way it was and it’s going to be new and nice, it will be really fun to play on.”


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