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07:37 AM ET 01.16 | No matter what happens on the court, the Jayhaws will be comfortable off it. The proposed $17.5 million apartment building for Kansas University basketball players was endorsed Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents. The measure passed 8-1 with only Kenny Wilk of Basehor opposed. "I understand the need. I just can't quite get over the sticker shock," Wilk said. Even several board members who voted for the proposal said the price tag was astronomical. The project for south of Allen Fieldhouse would include 66 furnished apartments. Regent Shane Bangerter of Dodge City said that pencils out to approximately $265,000 per apartment. "They could be living in a really nice house in Lawrence for that kind of money," Bangerter said.

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January 16, 2014  07:47 AM ET

Dude take that hand fart chiit somewhere else, will ya? It's gettin old man.

January 16, 2014  09:15 AM ET

With that headline, I had to quick run check the inventory of my "SEC Cheaters Handbook and Bagman Training Guide". I was expecting one had went missing and KU had landed it.

January 16, 2014  11:10 AM ET

And they need a higher monthly stipend ???? . . . sheesh . . . and these guys aren't getting paid.

A $265,000 "apartment" [let's call it a condo building, shall we] in fricken Lawrence, Kansas.

UN-fricken believable!!

January 16, 2014  11:27 AM ET

I don't know a thing about KU BB, so can someone tell me why they need 66 apartments for a program that has about 15-20 scholarship players?
If they are students why not live with the other students?
Revenue producing college sports programs are sliding into semi-pro status as we write--crazy!

January 16, 2014  12:26 PM ET

Please change the photo!

January 16, 2014  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't know a thing about KU BB, so can someone tell me why they need 66 apartments for a program that has about 15-20 scholarship players?If they are students why not live with the other students?Revenue producing college sports programs are sliding into semi-pro status as we write--crazy!

one word...Haram

January 16, 2014  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't know a thing about KU BB, so can someone tell me why they need 66 apartments for a program that has about 15-20 scholarship players?If they are students why not live with the other students?Revenue producing college sports programs are sliding into semi-pro status as we write--crazy!

Many athletes (including most if not all basketball players) currently live in the Jayhawk Towers across the street from the non-football athletic facilities (2-4 to a room depending on the building). I assume that it will not just be basketball players but other sports athletes as well.

 
January 16, 2014  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Many athletes (including most if not all basketball players) currently live in the Jayhawk Towers across the street from the non-football athletic facilities (2-4 to a room depending on the building). I assume that it will not just be basketball players but other sports athletes as well.

Ok, that makes more sense of the number of units.
The cost per unit is still outlandish, and the need for such palatial digs for jocks is frivolous.

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