McNeese basketball on-campus arena in the works

Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says plans to build an on-campus basketball arena are quickly moving forward.

He says that the school has secured financing for the project and signed contracts with a local architect, however the start date is still up in the air. The new facility is hoped to be up and running in about four years. MSU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Simmons thinks it will be a great way to bring in more alumni.

"School, players, I think the old guys will benefit coming back. I think it's a great way to get the incorporated back into your program when you finally have a facility on campus, so it is going to be a tremendous effect on not only community, but school players students, i think  its a big step for McNeese." -Simmons