Yeah I see no correlation between age of the facility and quality of the program there.
Can I assume this comment is snark? The problem isn’t the playing court or fan seating. The problem is locker room and training facilities. Ohio State, Indiana, Iowa, have new facilities. Nebraska has a palace. Wisconsin’s locker facilities were rebuilt in 2016. Minnesota’s facility was completely redone in the 90s and is also a palace compared to the locker room and training areas at Huff. Even Northwestern has significantly upgraded its locker room and training facilities in the last few years. Tamas shows recruits video of Jordyn Poulter in dark and dingy locker rooms in Europe and tells them it is possible to be great with bad facilities. He has made recruiting and roster construction mistakes but he is recruiting with one hand tied behind his back.
With his “legendary” recruiting, in the B1G over his last 5 years at Illinois Hambly was 8-12, 12-8, 16-4, 10-10 and 10-10. These numbers are very comparable to Tamas’ record. The recruiting program Tamas inherited was not in great shape. Although I understand firing the coach is the easy solution rather than the difficult and expensive solution of adequate facilities, getting rid of Tamas for a different coach is not the solution.