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Facility Friday: Texas Tech's Womble Center, UAB Basketball and More

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Texas Tech University held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Dustin R. Womble Center. The $32.2 million facility will serve both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, offering full-sized practice courts, a 6,500-square-foot strength and conditioning area, an athletic training space with hydrotherapy and cryotherapy and state-of-the-art film rooms for both teams. —

Stephen F. Austin State University announced it had agreed to naming rights deals that will help fund facility improvements on campus. The agreements will fund improvements inside the Loddie Naymola Basketball Performance Center, which slated to open in September, as well as a new turf field and track inside Homer Bryce Stadium that will begin construction in May and be completed in late July. —

The University of Alabama Birmingham is set to break ground on a new men’s and women’s basketball facility Friday afternoon. Plans for the project call for two full-length courts, coaches’ offices, locker rooms and player lounge space for both the men’s and women’s teams. — 

The University of New Mexico received a $350,000 donation from former offensive lineman Jared St. Aubyn which will help fund the school’s Athletic Performance Center. The $3.4 million project is set to break ground this year, and will be sited just outside the south end zone of the football field. — Santa Fe New Mexican

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