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SBD/April 29, 2011/Facilities
Published April 29, 2011
NOT DROPPING A DIME: Univ. of Kentucky officials on Thursday said that new scoreboards and a sound system for Commonwealth Stadium “will be financed by private funds and will not use a low-interest loan from the university.” In Kentucky, Cheryl Truman notes the school “dropped a plan to give the UK Athletics Association a $3.1 million loan to help it install the $6.25 million project after intense criticism from UK faculty and staff members.” The project will “now be financed entirely by private funds, including a withdrawal of up to $4.6 million from an athletics department endowment fund.” The additional $1.65M “will come from Athletics Association funds raised from private donors” (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER, 4/29).
MOODY MOMENTUM: Southern Methodist Univ. officials on Thursday announced that the school “has secured another $10 million toward the planned Moody Coliseum expansion and renovations.” In Dallas, Kate Hairopoulos noted former SMU basketball player David Miller and his wife, Carolyn, “have committed the gift.” A “lead gift of $20 million toward the project from the Moody Foundation was announced last week.” SMU expects the “total project to cost $40 million” (DALLASNEWS.com, 4/28).