The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has received another generous gift toward its upcoming football facility. A confidential donor has made a $1 million gift for the new south end zone facility at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field which is currently in planning and development stages.
This gift is another in the line of major contributions for the project which have totaled over $20 million in the past three months. In all, current fundraising for the project has surpassed $70 million raised to date.
The latest donation pushes Mizzou over the $70 million mark in fundraising for the $75 million project.
"We are pleased to announce yet another significant gift from a very generous supporter," Tigers athletic director Jim Sterk said in a statement. "Our fundraising success is the direct result of our donors’ belief in the direction our program is heading under the leadership of (first-year football coach) Barry Odom. People believe in his vision and they are stepping up to help in important ways."
Mizzou's (and Sterk's) progress on this project has been impressive considering the general football malaise of the last two years. The Tigers' average attendance plummeted in 2016, but he's finding a lot of money in couch cushions. $5 million more to go, I guess, and then the real fun begins.
More 2016 post-mortems:
Oh hey, another (minor) women's hoops injury
RP said Sophie Cunningham is day-to-day with lower back injury. Unsure of her status for Friday's game vs Wichita State— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) December 8, 2016
Pingeton said Sophie hurt her back at some point during WIU gm.They don't know exactly when. Played 2 games after that but didn't feel right— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) December 8, 2016
Pingeton said Kayla McDowell woke up with her left knee feeling off, so they sat her. That knee has troubled McDowell throughout career— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) December 8, 2016
Pingeton: "If you guys want to put a plug for us out there in the media, we'd be interested in taking names of anybody that might be ...— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) December 8, 2016
... interested in walking on. I mean that with all sincerity. But it would have to be pretty unique. It would have to be the right fit."— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) December 8, 2016
RP was serious: If there's someone strolling around campus who can help, she'll consider adding, but not going to take just any warm body— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) December 8, 2016
When your head coach goes into "Hey, do you know anybody who can hoop a bit?" stage, you know you're dealing with quite the injury list.
A huge Thursday matchup:
A huge Friday matchup:
Karissa wins every award
The value of a CVL