MCKALE

McKale Center: Regents likely to OK preliminary step in renovation

2012-12-06T00:00:00Z 2014-07-08T16:14:35Z McKale Center: Regents likely to OK preliminary step in renovationPatrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
December 06, 2012 12:00 am  • 

The Arizona Board of Regents today will likely approve the Wildcats' request to hire an architect to plan an $80 million McKale Center renovation.

The board's Business and Finance Committee approved the plan - in addition to capital projects on all three state campuses - at a meeting Wednesday at the UA Student Union Memorial Center.

The Wildcats would use private gifts and athletic revenue to pay off bonds backed by the regents.

Bob Smith, the UA vice president of business affairs, said Wednesday the Wildcats had about $16 million in gifts for the project, which as planned would begin in June 2014 and end in summer 2017.

The committee also discussed the $18.5 million South Stadium Parking Structure, which will provide 900 spaces for dorm residents and athletic event attendees.

During the meeting, the board's chair Anne Mariucci said the board will have "a much more granular discussion" about McKale Center "when they actually get to the project implementation."

When reached in Albuquerque, where he traveled with coach Rich Rodriguez for a New Mexico Bowl news conference, UA athletic director Greg Byrne declined comment until after today's meeting.

On StarNet: See photos of McKale Center through the years at azstarnet.com/gallery

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Cal Poly Pomona at
Stanford
11/6 8:00 pm
Azusa Pacific at
Washington State
11/7 12:00 am
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Detroit at
Oregon
11/17 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
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