Archive for Thursday, August 22, 2002

Schools vie to play host to camp

August 22, 2002

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— A brand new competition has erupted among Southwest Missouri State, Missouri Western and Central Missouri State universities.

All three are vying to host the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp.

The Chiefs also have an option to renew their agreement for one more year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where they have trained the past 12 years.

"My thoughts are, I'm leaning toward going back to River Falls," Chiefs president Carl Peterson said. "But three Missouri colleges have asked that we come and look at their facilities this fall, which I'm going to do."

The Chiefs moved their camp out of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., in 1990 to escape the oppressive heat and humidity of summertime in Missouri.

Since moving to the North Woods, heat hasn't been a problem.

"If we would have trained this year in Missouri we would have probably had to cancel four to five practices based on two weeks of 100-degree weather plus humidity," Peterson said.

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