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Basketball Courts

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  • 20,000 square feet
  • Three hardwood maple courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton
  • Divider curtains to separate courts as needed
  • We will always try to keep one court available for informal use during academic hours of operation


Gymnasium Schedule

Scheduled events and activities have priority for use of one or more of the courts in the gymnasium. This does not include drop in hours. All events outside of scheduled activities are first come first serve. All events and activities must be scheduled through the Director of Recreation. If an event or activity is in session, please do not disturb participants. Inquire at the Malley Center Front Desk for the event end time or see the Weekly Activity Schedule posted outside the Gymnasium. All activity schedules are posted online and can be found at Campus Recreation Calendar. Visit our website to ensure the courts will be open when you arrive. 

Gymnasium Policies

In addition to the General Facility Policies, the Gymnasium policies are:

To protect the facility and equipment:
  • Hanging from the basketball rims or nets is not permitted.
  • Gymnasium use for informal recreation is limited to basketball, volleyball and badminton. Volleyball and basketball are always available and badminton can be set-up as requested.
  • Non-marking closed-toe athletic shoes must be worn on the courts.
Informal Basketball Guidelines:
  • Losing team players yield court to those waiting to play and may not participate until all individuals waiting have played.
  • Games are played to 11 points, with the winner winning by two.
  • Half court games are 3-on-3 and full court games 5-on-5 when individuals are waiting.
  • Disagreements are decided by a shot from the top of the key.
Informal Volleyball Guidelines:
  • Losing team players yield court to those waiting to play and may not participate until all individuals waiting have played.
  • Games are played to 15 points, with the winner winning by two.
  • Games are 6-on-6 when individuals are waiting.
Informal Badminton Guideline:
  • Losing team players yield court to those waiting to play and may not participate until all individuals waiting have played.
  • Games are played to 21 points, the winner winning by two.
  • At 29 all, the team scoring the 30th point wins.
Drop in Guidelines:
  • Volleyball and Badminton have scheduled drop in hours where they will have priority unless there is is another scheduled activity on the assigned court.
  • During those scheduled drop in hours, the nets will stay up for the entire length of time they are scheduled, even if no one is currently playing.
  • When the time ends, the nets will be taken down if there are scheduled activities.
    • If there are no scheduled activities, they may remain up only if there are no other players waiting to use the courts.
  • Drop in hours are subject to change based on department of athletics and recreation scheduled activities.
Academic Drop in Hours (late September - mid-June): 
  • Badminton Court 3
    • Tuesdays 1 - 4 p.m. 
    • Wednesdays 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Fridays 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Volleyball Court 3
    • Mondays 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Thursdays 2 - 5 p.m.
    • Fridays 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Summer - there are no drop in hours (summer camps have priority except for 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Busy Times
Around 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday there is typically at least one full-court game of pick-up basketball being played as part of open recreation. 
Drop in hours are available for badminton and volleyball Monday - Friday otherwise all activities are first come first serve. 
See Gymnasium Policies to the left on this page for more details.
Winter Quarter

Winter Quarter is our busiest time for the basketball courts. Campus Recreation has Intramural Basketball League games and Club Sport Volleyball practices almost nightly. We have to close the courts Monday - Thursday 9 - 11:00 p.m. for open recreation use. 

On these same nights Monday - Thursday only one court will be open for open recreation from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. See the Campus Recreation Calendar for the current schedule.

Courts Get A Facelift

Campus Recreation wanted to show some school spirit & add to our Intramural and Club Sport competitions by adding the word "Broncos" to the base lines & our logo to the middle of court 2. This work was done in the Fall of 2010 after the courts were over ten years old.

courts

campus rec center

Annually the courts are sanded & refinished in December. Every 10 - 12 years they are completely sanded and repainted.