World's Biggest Basketball Practice a Big Success
Oct. 12, 2008
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.
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.