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After another huge gift, Missouri is within $8 million of south end zone fundraising goal

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The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has received yet another major gift toward its planned football facility.  The confidential donor has made an $8 million gift for the new football facility in the south end zone at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field.

This gift comes on the heels of two other recent gift announcements which rejuvenated the push for new football facilities.  The $8 million gift, coupled with a previously announced $10 million gift, means that in the past two months, Mizzou Athletics has received two of its top-five largest donations in program history.

-- Mizzou Athletics Receives $8 Million Gift for Football Facility Project

Missouri has raised $67 million for the project, the school said Wednesday. Athletics director Jim Sterk has put an approximate price tag of $75 million on the project.

"We are so grateful for such a transformational gift," Sterk said. "We’re very excited to continue this process and keep momentum going. Our next steps include meeting with architects to determine all of the details of the project and then our goal will be to present our final plan with the funding model to our Board of Curators for their approval in February."

-- Post-Dispatch: Mizzou receives $8 million gift for football facility

The money train keeps a-rolling.

Since beginning in Columbia a month and a half ago, Jim Sterk has solidified two of Missouri's biggest athletics gifts ever, has reignited the facilities project the football program seems to want the most, and has otherwise stayed mostly behind the scenes. After the year that unfolded before he left, that's a pretty much perfect way to go about your job.

The Trib: Missouri receives $8 million gift for south end zone project

KC Star: Mizzou receives $8 million gift toward football facility project

The Missourian: Missouri athletics receives $8 million gift from anonymous donor

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