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Facility Friday: Wichita State Student-Athlete Center, Bryant-Denny Renovations

Jason Scott

Wichita State University recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Student-Athlete Center and renovations to Koch Arena. The  36,000-square-foot Student-Athlete Center features a 3,000-square-foot study hall, tutoring rooms and a computer center, as well as dedicated space for the school’s track and cross country programs, with men's and women's locker rooms, a team room, an athletic training facility and strength and conditioning center. In addition Koch Arena was renovated to allow more space for the basketball and volleyball programs. — GoShockers.com

Syracuse University unveiled its $118 million Carrier Dome renovation on Saturday, with a football win over Georgia Tech. The upgrades include a replacement of the air-supported roof, a new center-hung scoreboard, and new lighting and sound systems. The center-hung display by Daktronics measures 7,022 square feet, making it the largest center-hung display in college sports. — Syracuse.com

Members of the media got a tour of the renovations at the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. The tour, led by AD Greg Byrne, included a “walk of champions,” which highlights Alabama football history. The upgrades include a refurbished locker room, an expanded recruiting room and a new press box. — al.com 

The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority approved plans for a $12.6 million recreation center to be used by both the Ellsworth Air Force Base and the community of Box Elder, S.D. The facility will host indoor soccer and basketball tournaments. A $6.3 million grant from the Department of Defense will help fund the project, which is expected to be completed in 2022. — KTIV.com

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