KU students lose prime basketball seats to donors

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas athletics officials say they will offer a prime section of seats for basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse to donors, rather than to students who traditionally sat there.

The 120 seats in Section U are just beyond the baseline, at floor level, near the tunnel where the Jayhawks enter and leave the Fieldhouse. It has been part of the university’s student section for years. Beginning next season, the seats will be offered to Williams Education Fund donors instead.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports spokesman Jim Marchiony says the move is in response to a student government-led effort to lower the students’ athletic fee from $25 per student per semester to $7.

He says the change will not reduce the total number of student seats during the games.

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