A MUSICIAN says he “jumped up with excitement” after finding out his campaign to renovate a seafront basketball court had been successful.
Brighton and Hove City Council announced the popular site near the i360 will be given a new floor and backboards.
Gerrald Emeagwali, also known as MagicOfficialTMC, started a petition over the summer asking the authority to “pour some love back into the court” as the well-used surface has become uneven and the backboards were on the brink of collapse.
Over the weekend, notices were pinned to the pillars supporting the hoops at the court outlining plans to refurbish the site and the council has now confirmed the work will be carried out over the next few days.
A spokesman said: “With the NBA finals concluding this week we thought it was the perfect time to spruce up the seafront basketball court.
“The court will be closed for the
The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team will open the home portion of its Mountain West schedule hosting Colorado State in the Border War on January 5.
The conference portion of the Cowboys schedule was released on Friday in connection with the Mountain West Conference.
The schedule is subject to approval from state, county and local officials. The conference slate features 18 games — nine at home and nine on the road, including Saturday home contests under first-year head coach Jeff Linder.
The Cowboys return four players from last season, all from the Front Range — leading scorer Hunter Maldonado (16.4 points per game), Hunter Thompson, Kwane Marble II and Kenny Foster. A fifth Front Range athlete, Austin Mueller, who would have been a redshirt senior after two injury plagued seasons, will graduate in December, and will not return.
Linder also added the top rated recruiting class in the Mountain