WRN Sports Director Bill Scott spoke with the game’s senior guard David Burkemper, who accumulated two rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Kohl Center’s first game, about the facility’s success. About the facility’s reputation since that first game, Burkemper said, “Everybody’s looking to build the best and the newest facilities. And when you’re bringing in recruits, you know if you bring them into a dingy locker room in the Field House versus bringing them into the Kohl Center with, you know, huge lockers and TVs and the practice facility and eighteen thousand fans. I think that makes a difference when you’re recruiting kids, no matter where they’re from.”
The Kohl Center continues to be known across the country as one of the toughest venues for road teams to play in, in college basketball.
Shining Moments in Badger History are sponsored by Marshfield Clinic.
AUDIO: Shining Moments Radio Feature for 12/24/12- First Kohl Center Game