TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the Missouri men's basketball team play an annual game at the Hearnes Center?

Friday, November 5, 2010 | 11:35 a.m. CDT; updated 2:55 p.m. CDT, Friday, November 5, 2010

Missouri's basketball season starts Friday night when the Tigers take on Harris-Stowe. Expectations are high for the Tigers this year. Mike Anderson's team starts ranked 15 in both major preseason polls.

With a fun system and a talented team, the Tigers are sure to please the Mizzou Arena fans all season.

Meanwhile, across the parking lot from Missouri's new(ish) arena sits one of college basketball's most underrated home courts, the Hearnes Center.

Now used only for gymnastics, wrestling and volleyball, the Hearnes Center is begging for a full house and a return of hoops.

This proposal isn't to move men's basketball games back to the Hearnes Center. The Mizzou Arena is a marvelous building that needs to develop its own character. My proposal is for the men's basketball team to play one game this upcoming season at the Hearnes Center. 

Every student at Missouri deserves the chance to see, feel and experience a game at the Hearnes Center, and a non-conference game this season (say, versus Oral Roberts) is the perfect opportunity to provide that chance.

So, should the Missouri men's basketball team play an annual game at the Hearnes Center?


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