The court at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kan. will be named for former Oklahoma State Coach Kurt Budke, and will be dedicated in a few hours, prior to the NJCAA National Championship game. Budke, who died in a plane crash last November, formerly coached at Trinity Valley Community College – one of the teams playing for a title tonight. He is also a Salina native. Budke’s entire family will attend the ceremony.
The dedication will be broadcast live on the Internet.