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"I would certainly like athletics to not have to foot any of the bill, and I don’t believe we will. "–- UCLA AD Dan Guerrero, on whether the school or the city of L.A. will be responsible for repairs to Pauley Pavilion in the wake of flooding due to a water-main break. (L.A. TIMES, 7/31)
UCLA's Pauley Pavilion "will be ready when basketball season starts in November" despite being flooded Tuesday by a water-main break north of campus, according to Jack Wang of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. UCLA AD Dan Guerrero on Wednesday said, "After getting the water off yesterday and bringing the experts in, we've been assured today that we’ll be able to play in Pauley this year." Wang notes the arena "appears to have escaped structural damage." Though water leaked in from the north end of the building down into parts of the locker rooms and Pavilion Club, the "most significant concern is the hardwood floor." Nearly all of the hardwood "appeared to be warped to some degree, having been covered by several inches of water Tuesday night." It ...
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