Friday, July 12, 2013
The Wichita State men's basketball team is getting a locker room renovation after making its first trip to the Final Four since 1965.
The university says a graduate donated $250,000 for the project. Shockers athletic director Eric Sexton says recruiting is a "facility arms race" and that the school is fortunate to have financial support to keep up and "hopefully set the bar." He says the school is looking forward to renovating other locker rooms at Charles Koch Arena.
The new area will include a trophy case that will house the newly won NCAA regional championship trophy. Each locker also will have an iPad dock.
Coach Gregg Marshall says the gift shows "that Shocker Nation is firmly behind us."
Work is expected to be completed by summer's end.