Men's Basketball
World's Biggest Basketball Practice a Big Success

 
A temporary basketball court was set-up in the south endzone at Memorial Stadium for the event.
A temporary basketball court was set-up in the south endzone at Memorial Stadium for the event.
 

Oct. 12, 2008

World's Biggest Practice Photo Gallery

The Fighting Illini men's and women's Basketball teams took took part in history Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. At halftime and following the Illinois-Minnesota football game, both teams took the court for the World's Biggest Basketball Practice in front of over 60,000 fans.

Men's Coach Bruce Weber and women's coach Jolette Law each spoke briefly with the crowd, the both teams took part in a shooting contest and then the men's team scrimmaged for 10 minutes.

Flex Court Athletics, a Kewanee, Ill.-based company that specializes in outdoor basketball, tennis and multipurpose courts, donated the playing surface for the event, which was set-up in the south end zone of the stadium prior to the football game.

Flex Court Athletics is giving fans the opportunity to purchase the event's official playing surface through a silent auction. Bids can be made by visiting flexcourt.com beginning Oct. 11 and ending Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. The minimum bid for the surface is $12,500.

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