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As Maryland prepares to bring basketball back to historic Cole Field House this Friday, the school's Facilities department shows us the basketball court being installed.

Timothy Bowen

When Cole Field House closed after the 2001-2002 National Championship season, the court from the historic building was cut up and sold to Maryland fans who wanted to remember one of the most historic buildings in college basketball. Once the floor was removed, Cole was turned into a recreation building, mainly for indoor soccer use. So one of the coolest things about hosting Maryland Madness in the building has been the return of a basketball court to the historic building. Thanks to the University's Facilities, Operations and Events folks, we get to see the progress as a basketball court is returned back to Cole:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And so it begins...the transformation of Cole Field House for Maryland Madness! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23oldschool&amp;src=hash">#oldschool</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%235days&amp;src=hash">#5days</a> <a href="http://t.co/jZ2Gn9LdJO">pic.twitter.com/jZ2Gn9LdJO</a></p>&mdash; UMD- Fac, Ops Events (@UMD_FOE) <a href="https://twitter.com/UMD_FOE/statuses/389527668720689152">October 13, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Halfway there!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Half way there! The student staff is working hard! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23marylandmadness&amp;src=hash">#marylandmadness</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%234days&amp;src=hash">#4days</a> <a href="http://t.co/OY6y5C9wol">pic.twitter.com/OY6y5C9wol</a></p>&mdash; UMD- Fac, Ops Events (@UMD_FOE) <a href="https://twitter.com/UMD_FOE/statuses/389824817287135232">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Looking good!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>4 more days and piece by piece we&#39;re one step closer to the main event with the floor in place <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23marylandmadness&amp;src=hash">#marylandmadness</a> <a href="http://t.co/ytFzVxxOuf">pic.twitter.com/ytFzVxxOuf</a></p>&mdash; UMD- Fac, Ops Events (@UMD_FOE) <a href="https://twitter.com/UMD_FOE/statuses/389920406666510336">October 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Juuuuuuander-ful!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Morning terps! The sound system is in and ready to hear you rock the house! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23marylandmadness&amp;src=hash">#marylandmadness</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%233days&amp;src=hash">#3days</a> <a href="http://t.co/GZlUxa9pl5">pic.twitter.com/GZlUxa9pl5</a></p>&mdash; UMD- Fac, Ops Events (@UMD_FOE) <a href="https://twitter.com/UMD_FOE/statuses/390080626009075712">October 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Courtside seats are ready to go:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Courtside seats are in! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23marylandmadness&amp;src=hash">#marylandmadness</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%233days&amp;src=hash">#3days</a> <a href="http://t.co/Sw0PBgO3J3">pic.twitter.com/Sw0PBgO3J3</a></p>&mdash; UMD- Fac, Ops Events (@UMD_FOE) <a href="https://twitter.com/UMD_FOE/statuses/390187602143641600">October 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Aaaaand we're ready for basketball!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cole cleans up nicely. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MarylandMadness&amp;src=hash">#MarylandMadness</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23transformationtuesday&amp;src=hash">#transformationtuesday</a> <a href="http://t.co/ddh0hkcmvz">pic.twitter.com/ddh0hkcmvz</a></p>&mdash; UMD- Fac, Ops Events (@UMD_FOE) <a href="https://twitter.com/UMD_FOE/statuses/390262314206654464">October 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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