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Tigers win ninth straight -10/24/2014, 11:03 AM

TMP seeks first win, travels to Russell -10/24/2014, 10:26 AM

HHS, TMP play to scoreless draw -10/24/2014, 10:26 AM

Hays' Fleharty among Tigers' Hall of Fame inductees -10/24/2014, 10:17 AM

Tigers set for No. 10 Bearcats -10/24/2014, 10:17 AM

Tiger men picked second in MIAA -10/23/2014, 10:48 AM

HHS looks to rebound -10/23/2014, 10:21 AM

Area prep football district standings, Oct. 23 -10/23/2014, 10:21 AM

Williams will be looking for 3s -10/23/2014, 10:20 AM

KVA prep volleyball rankings, Oct. 22 -10/23/2014, 10:19 AM

Royals win 7-2, send tied series to San Francisco -10/23/2014, 10:19 AM

Area prep volleyball sub-state brackets -10/23/2014, 10:19 AM

FHSU women's basketball picked fourth in MIAA, ESU first -10/22/2014, 2:28 PM

HHS soccer shut out by Garden City -10/22/2014, 10:11 AM

Tiger women sixth at Park Classic -10/22/2014, 10:11 AM

Tigers start prep for Bearcats -10/22/2014, 2:22 PM

Blocks Britz's specialty for KSU -10/22/2014, 10:10 AM

Royals must fight against history -10/22/2014, 10:10 AM

K.C. roughed up in Game 1 -10/22/2014, 10:10 AM

Castorino named MIAA Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week -10/21/2014, 3:23 PM

Babyak, Thompson earn MIAA weekly honors -10/21/2014, 3:05 PM

Hays High girls claim 4A title -- TMP sixth -10/21/2014, 10:31 AM

TMP soccer falls at Garden City -10/21/2014, 10:22 AM

Manning, Broncos pound 49ers -10/20/2014, 10:26 AM

Charles the Chiefs' all-time leader -10/20/2014, 10:17 AM

'Boys move to 6-1 -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

K.C. kicks past Chargers -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

Jump back to 1985 -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive with win at Talladega -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

FHSU women earn shutout, set record -10/20/2014, 10:16 AM

KSU sits atop Big 12 -10/19/2014, 6:42 AM

Early mistakes sink Jayhawks -10/19/2014, 6:41 AM

Tigers nab 'W' at Emporia -10/19/2014, 8:21 PM

Knights secure district, playoff spot -10/19/2014, 6:34 AM

TMP claims MCL tourney title -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Monarchs take team to Class 4A state -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Area prep football roundup, Oct. 17 -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Indian volleyball second at WAC -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

HHS has high expectations for 4A golf finale -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

Buhler hands Hays High first loss in blowout -10/19/2014, 8:20 PM

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Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

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Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

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KU plans to re-allocate some Allen Fieldhouse student seats for donors

Published on -6/6/2014, 10:59 AM

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LAWRENCE (MCT) For years, the 120 seats in Section U at Allen Fieldhouse provided KU students with some of the best seats in the building. From the first rows of the section, located just off the floor and adjacent to the Kansas bench, you could see spit fly and Bill Self's face turn tomato red.
Now those seats will belong to deep-pocketed donors.
Kansas associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said Thursday that the KU athletic department has decided to re-allocate those seats for boosters, cutting out some of the KU students' best real estate.
The decision, according to Marchiony, stems from a student government vote earlier this year that aimed to remove a student fee that channeled close to $1.1 million to the athletic department.
The KU student senate voted to remove the fee -- which cost students $50 per year -- but KU chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little later issued a compromise that reduced the student subsidy but still cut athletics' revenue by roughly $350,000, according to Marchiony.
"When the student government proposed (to eliminate the fee)," Marchiony said, "it made it very clear that it wanted the athletic department to find other ways to raise revenue, aside from the student fee.
"That's what we did, and the change in Section U is a direct result of that."
Marchiony said the change would not cut into the total number of student seats, but offered no specific plan for how that would be accomplished.
"The fact is there will not be a student who wants to come to a game that will be turned away," Marchiony said. "We will make sure that every student that wants to come to a game gets into a game."
The new donor section, though, could be a boon for other Kansas fans. In the current setup, donor seats at Allen Fieldhouse are based on a lifetime of giving to the Williams Fund, the KU athletic department's chief fundraising arm. The more points a fan accumulates by giving, the better seats he or she will have. The athletic department holds a "select-a-seat" event each summer that allows donor to choose their seats based on points.
But according to Marchiony, the seats in Section U will be reserved for donors that are in "the upper categories of giving this year." So if a donor has never given to KU athletics, they could still position themselves for a prime seat in Section U by donating a hefty sum of money this year.
KU already handles postseason tickets and regular-season parking in the same manner, Marchiony said.
The plan is meant to provide an incentive for giving in the short-term. But Marchiony said it's not certain that KU athletics will recoup all of the revenue lost by the reduction in student fees.
KU athletics, according to Marchiony, also plans to raise the price for student ticket packages in the future. But KU students will have the opportunity to purchase student tickets at the previous rate until the beginning of the school year.

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