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College Facility Notes: Upgrading Liberty Bowl "Essential" For Memphis
Published March 17, 2011
THE COWBOY WAY: In Oklahoma City, Brandon Chatmon reports plans for Oklahoma State's indoor practice facility "aren't finalized, but construction might begin as soon as late May." The facility "will be used for all of OSU's athletic teams and would be the final step in the upgrade of the Cowboys football facilities." It will include three practice fields -- one turf, two grass -- beside the facility. The redesign also "features an Olympic size soccer field, meaning there will be plenty of room for a regulation size football field with ample sideline space" (DAILY OKLAHOMAN, 3/17).
MIGHT AS WELL JUMP: UCLA AD Dan Guerrero said that he was "'extremely disappointed' by an anonymous Bruins alumnus' plan to sell a center court section of the original Pauley Pavilion in an Internet auction next month." The 12-foot-diameter jump circle "is being sold by SCP Auctions," with bidding from April 15-30. Guerrero said that UCLA was "rebuffed in 'numerous attempts' to reacquire the circle from its owner, even after a donor offered to make a donation to the owner's charity of choice." The circle was used from '65-82 (L.A. TIMES, 3/17). Pauley Pavilion is undergoing renovations that should be completed for the '12-13 basketball season (THE DAILY).