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College Basketball Facility Notes: New Xavier Court Will Feature Cincinnati Skyline
Published August 1, 2014
FIT FOR A QUEEN CITY: In Cincinnati, Bill Koch reports the Univ. of Cincinnati is investing $1.3M to build what it says will be "state-of-the-art locker room facilities for its men's basketball program." UC coach Mick Cronin said that the project will be paid for entirely with "private donations." Construction is "scheduled to begin in November," with completion set for March '15 (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 8/1).
REBEL WITH A CAUSE: Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork on Thursday announced that the school's new basketball arena, set to open in December '15, will be named "The Pavilion at Ole Miss." In Mississippi, Hugh Kellenberger notes Ole Miss has raised $112.5M, which "remains short" of the $150M goal for the facility. But Bjork acknowledged that securing a naming-rights sponsor for the arena will "go a long ways towards bridging" the $37.5M gap (Jackson CLARION-LEDGER, 8/1).