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Published November 1, 2013
WE ARE SPARTA: In Michigan, Brandon Howell noted workers at Michigan State Univ.'s Spartan Stadium next week "will begin installing steel framework for the two-story, 50,000-square-foot addition" to the north end zone. MSU Deputy AD Greg Ianni said that the project is "several days ahead of schedule." MSU broke ground on the $24.5M project in late July. The school contracted architecture firm Integrated Design Solutions and construction company Barton Malow for the project," which is "slated for completion" in July '14 (MLIVE.com, 10/31).
BEAR DOWN: In San Antonio, Tim Griffin noted the tarp in the south end zone at Baylor Univ.'s Floyd Casey Stadium "hasn’t been removed very often and has become a symbol about how Baylor can’t fill their own home stadium." But Baylor officials Wednesday announced that the tarp "will be pulled with seating in the open end zone for the pivotal game" against the Univ. of Oklahoma on Nov. 9. They also said that the tarp "would be removed" for the season-ending game against the Univ. of Texas on Dec. 7. Baylor in its 64th and final season of play at Floyd Casey Stadium has "averaged 43,875 fans for its first five home games of the 2013 season, which is more than 2,500 ahead of the 2011 school-record average of 41,368" (MYSANANTONIO.com, 10/30).