Ballin’ on Beaufort back for a second year in Uptown Normal

The event does not have an official date. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Blake Haas

NORMAL – Illinois State University plans to bring back Ballin’ on Beaufort, a preseason basketball event for fans in uptown Normal.

The event features both ISU’s Men’s and Women’s team on a temporary court installed on East Beaufort Street.

During the event, which does not have an official date, fans can see a 3-point competition and a slam-dunk contest.

“It is happening,” Interim Director of Athletics Dr. Jeri Beggs told WJBC’s Scott Miller. “Other than the fact that it rained almost the entire time (last year), it was a wonderful event. We loved partnering with uptown Normal. We bought that sports court, so of course we want to use it again. We thought it was a fabulous event, so we are definitely doing it again this fall.”

This year, fans will have the opportunity to meet four newcomers on both ISU’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams.

The event has yet to have an official date.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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