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 8 1 0 0.889 20 2 0 0.909
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon 5 4 0 0.556 15 7 0 0.682
Oregon State 5 4 0 0.556 13 7 0 0.650
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 6 0 0.333 12 11 0 0.522
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

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Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 68-67
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 34-57
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 34-57
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 34-57
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
Washington at
Oregon
2/4 7:00 pm
UCLA at
Stanford
2/5 7:00 pm
Washington State at
Oregon State
2/5 8:00 pm
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