Short Takes: Basketball gets short end of facility stick
The Walkup Skydome’s closure for renovations — no matter how much they’re needed — has quickly become more than a minor inconvenience. Students are not only fired up about the changes to May’s commencement ceremonies (discussed more in-depth in last week’s issue); we’re also upset both our women’s and men’s basketball teams have had their home games confined to the Rolle Activity Center. This means there are limited seats for students and limited parking for everyone. If you need to park on south campus during a home basketball game, you’ll need to plan ahead. Most of the spaces in the parking lot between Rolle and the du Bois Center are reserved, and many of the other lots are designated for basketball parking only. NAU’s school spirit is already lacking, and putting a cap on the number of student tickets/seats is in no way helping. There might be a light at the end of the tunnel (NAU has plans to reward our athletes by constructing a new arena), but right now it’s pretty dark.