By Mark Lewis
Local Sports Journal

Purdue University's COREC is one of four sites at this weekend's Purdue Super Regional.

Purdue University’s COREC is one of four sites at this weekend’s Purdue Super Regional.

Players at this weekend’s Purdue Super Regional will get a glimpse of Big 10 campus life, as Purdue University’s France A. Córdova Recreation Center (or the COREC in the parlance of the college) is one of four sites set to host the American Youth Basketball Tour’s (AYBT) District Series Event (DSE) this weekend, June 14-15.

The COREC (355 S Martin Jischke Dr., West Lafayette) is a 300,000 gross-square-foot recreation center used by the student, faculty and staff at the university. It features more than a dozen indoors court space and an additional three outdoor courts.

Here is a computer rendition of the COREC prior to the completion of a complete renovation in 2012:

The event will also be staged at Lafayette Jefferson High School (1801 S 18th St., Lafayette),  North Montgomery High School (5945 U.S. 231, Crawfordsville), and Tecumseh Junior High School (1801 S 18th St., Lafayette).

The Purdue Super Regional will follow the AYBT’s five-game tourney formula, with boys third-through-eleventh grades and girls fourth-through-eleventh grades participating.

Those looking for more information may contact tournament Director Jamie Greenlee at 574-930-6474 or by email at jamieaybt@comcast.net.

Lafayette, IN features several beautiful buildings, including the Tippecanoe County Court House, located in the heart of downtown.

Lafayette, IN features several beautiful buildings, including the Tippecanoe County Court House, located in the heart of downtown.

Spectators may watch the action for $8 per day or $10 for the entire weekend. Children five-and-under are free.

There is plenty to do in Lafayette, including the Columbian Park Zoo (1915 Scott St.), which features animals as diverse as alligators and monkeys, a Butterfly Sculpture Garden, and an authentic miniature steam engine.

The City of Lafayette also maintains three community pool and activity centers, headed by the enormous Tropicanoe Cove (1915 Scott St), which features large water slides, lazy river, and smaller slides for kids. Two smaller facilities, Castaway Bay(1 Beck Lane) and Vinton Pool (3111 Prairie Lane), are also open all summer.

The American Youth Basketball Tour is America’s foremost leader in team basketball skills and character development. For more information on AYBT district tournaments and events, head over to http://aybtour.com/.

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