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Published March 22, 2013
REBEL FORCES: The AP’s Jeff Amy reported Ole Miss is “taking concrete steps toward building a new basketball arena.” The Mississippi College Board on Thursday “approved plans" for the school to spend $6M for architects to "design a 10,000-seat venue, a parking garage and other facilities.” The arena would “replace Tad Smith Coliseum, built in 1967.” The school said that the current arena is “outmoded and worn out.” Costs of the project remain unclear (AP, 3/21).
MIAMI MAKEOVER: ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich noted a “rebuilding effort is underway” at the Univ. of Miami in “the most literal sense.” The UM football program's $16M upgrades include a new "stink-free football locker room.” A 30,000 square-foot addition includes “a bigger, better academic center, a ‘gallery of champions’ to display national championship trophies, an expanded training facility, a new hydrotherapy pool and an overall upgrade to Miami’s old-school building.” The facilities should be “ready for use before spring practices are over, but the expanded training room and new pools will be done closer to August” (ESPN.com, 3/20).