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Penn State Basketball Practicing In Squalor

This piece by Nate Bauer on Penn State men's basketball's practice conditions is a must-read - and be sure to check out the picture of a practice hoop that's tilted like a family photograph after an earthquake. Bauer:

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Hoops that had been visibly lower than regulation height last week appeared to be rectified at today's practice, but once again, one of the peripheral hoops remained cockeyed (as pictured), and, multiple holes for volleyball net stanchions needed to be taped over as to prevent tripping over their caps.

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The idea that a Division I basketball team has been forced out of its gym during a critical stretch run for the program, not only for concert rehearsal space at the beginning of the month, but for this week's career fair, as well as THON later this week, once again demonstrates the university administration's lack of dedication to producing a quality program.

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That's not all, either. The basketball team is also trying to decide how to schedule film-viewing sessions when it doesn't even have full access to even this awful practice space all the time. It's stunning that this could happen at a Division I school, let alone one that, as Black Shoe Diaries points out, makes tons of money from its sports. What if a recruit happened to visit this week? If you were one, would you want to come to Penn State?

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.