North Carolina A & T Volleyball Camp
The North Carolina A&T volleyball team will be making historic Moore Gymnasium its new home in 2012. The Aggies first game in the remodeled facility will be Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m., versus Piedmont Triad rival High Point University. Admission to A&T volleyball matches is free.
"We are elated to bring new life to Moore Gym. Aggie Pride is all about tradition and we couldn't be more excited to be the team that will bring that tradition back to Moore Gym," said head coach Hal Clifton, who is in his second year at the helm of the program. "The initial stage will provide us with a quality facility for our athletes to train and compete. It rivals many other volleyball-dedicated facilities across the U.S."
In order to prepare for Division I volleyball in Moore Gymnasium, the court has been undergoing a face lift. The floor in Moore Gymnasium has been fully renovated and repainted in order to be fully functional for the Aggies.
"We are thankful for the vision and support from Mr. Hilton and all of the people that came together for this project," Clifton said. "It is something that A&T can be very proud of."
The repainted floor will also have markings for multiple courts, which will enable the A&T volleyball team to utilize more than one court during practice and during tournaments. That capability was not available to the team in Corbett Sports Center or Moore Gymnasium previously.
"With a full roster we needed additional space to train," said Clifton. "In Corbett we only had one court. Now with the new paint scheme and floor sleeves we can train on three courts. It allows us to maximize our touches and make our practices more efficient."
The Aggies plan additional remodeling to help improve the space and make it a top volleyball facility.
Future stages include upgrading the locker room space, installing new seating, air conditioning and a sound system. Renovations also include installing a video board which will provide multiple uses for not just volleyball but A&T activities in general.
Moore Gymnasium should make playing volleyball difficult for opposing teams. Its estimated capacity is 1,200.
"The intimate atmosphere will give both the players and the fans a real connection and hopefully help provide a true home court advantage. We want our fans to make a connection with the players and the team," said Clifton.
Corbett Sports Center
One of the loudest and traditionally toughest places to play in the Mid-Eastern-Athletic Conference and even Division I is the Ellis F. Corbett Center.
Over the years, Corbett Sports Center has been a place to celebrate many North Carolina A&T men's basketball victories, a place of frustration for opponents and a place to have a fun time for the millions of students, fans, alumni and faculty who have walked through the doors since the building opened in 1978.
In a poll on espn.com, fans ranked the Aggies as the 14th best atmosphere in the nation. North Carolina A&T was the only HBCU school in the poll and in 2007 they had three games nationally-televised on ESPNU. A remodeled Corbett Sports Center looks to make the atmosphere inside even better. Among the changes made at Corbett over the last few years, includes a new floor, the addition of luxury stadium seating, a new sound system and more concessions for the crowd's convenience.
The renovations have enhanced the look and atmosphere inside of Corbett, but one theme will remain consistent -- winning. The men's basketball team is 258-116, a .690 winning percentage since opening the facility on Dec. 3, 1978 with a win over UNC Asheville, 80-69. The Aggies earned the program's 200th Corbett Sports Center win in 2005 when they defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Many more impressive feats have occurred inside of Corbett Sports Center, including the Aggies 37-game winning streak they held from January 18, 1986 until November 30, 1988 under legendary men's basketball coach Don Corbett. Corbett Sports Center serves many other functions for the University.
Corbett houses many of the Human Performance and Leisure study courses at N.C. A&T and it is the home of the women's basketball, volleyball and swimming teams.
The women's basketball team has recently used Corbett to dominate the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Over the last six years the Lady Aggies are an incredible 58-11 at Corbett.
The building is named for Ellis F. Corbett, who served N.C. A&T for nearly 50 years. While his official title was Sports Information Director, he performed many other roles on campus including Dorm Counselor and he was a member of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Directions to Moore Gym
From the West/I-40 (West of Greensboro/from Winston-Salem)
Take I-40 East to Elm-Eugene exit. Turn left at the end of ramp. Turn right onto Lee Street. Turn left on Bennett Street, which becomes Dudley Street, then right on Linsday St. Turn right on Laurel, then left onto John Mitchell St. Moore Gym is on the right. (Across from Student Union)
From the East/I-40 (East of Greensboro/from Raleigh)
Take I-40 West to Lee Street exit. Turn right onto Lee Street. Turn right on Bennett Street, which becomes Dudley Street. Turn right onto Lindsay, then right onto Laurel. Turn left onto John Mitchell St. Moore Gym is on the right. (Across from the Student Union)
From the North/220 (North of Greensboro/from Roanoke)
Take 220 South, which becomes Battleground Ave. in Greensboro. Take Wendover East to Summit Ave. exit. Turn right onto Summit Ave. Turn left onto Sullivan St. Turn right onto Lindsay. Take the next left on Laurel. Then turn left onto John Mitchell St. Moore Gym is on the right (Across from the Student Union)
From Hwy. 29 (North of Greensboro/from Danville)
From 29, take Summit Ave. Turn left on Sullivan. Turn right onto Lindsay, and then left on Laurel. Take next left onto John Mitchell St. Moore Gym is on the right.
(Across from the Student Union)
Team Drop-Off Team Parking:
Vans and Buses are to park in the service lane located between Moore gym and Corbett Sports Arena. Access to your locker room is the first set of glass doors.