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Eastern HoopFest backboard design
Eastern students and alumni are used to attacking rims at Spokane Hoopfest. Now they’re bringing the backboards.


Hoopfest, the massive three-on-three basketball gathering that modestly bills itself as the “Best Basketball Experience on Earth,” now counts EWU as a major sponsor. To celebrate, three university design students, Matthew Barden, Tannor Glumbick and Delaney Umemoto, created special backboards meant to show their Eagle pride

Hoopfest backboard design
Soon to appear above the streets of Spokane.

Though last year’s cancelation meant nobody was banking balls off their creations, Hoopfest organizers say they’ll for sure be hanging rims from them this September.

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