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June 7, 2008

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Memorial Stadium plan will add luxury seating

A new outdoor luxury seating section will be installed behind the south end zone of Memorial Stadium, KU athletic director Lew Perkins announced in a letter to Williams Fund members.

The plan calls for the 56-seat section to include 22 flat-screen televisions, an exclusive hospitality area with complimentary beverages and upscale buffets, and luxury chair-back seating.

None of the seats have been sold, associate AD Jim Marchiony said.

"We think these seats will offer a unique combination of location, comfort and service that our fans will be excited to experience," Marchiony said.

The new section will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 23.

Girard recruit gives KU oral commitment

Darian Kelly, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior-to-be from Girard High, has orally committed to Kansas University's football program, Rivals.com reports. Kelly said he received early offers from KU and Kansas State and received heavy interest from Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Kelly was recruited as a safety.

Kelly's oral commitment brings the number of non-binding KU commitments for the Class of 2009 to six. The others: safety Prinz Kande, linebacker Earnest Norman from Euless, Texas; cornerback Tyler Patmon from Cedar Park, Texas; running back Deshaun Sands of Coconut Creek, Fla., and the son of former KU running back Tony Sands; and quarterback Jordan Webb of Union, Mo.

KU football to relocate to new complex in July

The KU football program tentatively is scheduled to move its headquarters into the new complex that includes a state-of-the art weight room, coaches offices and academic center, during the week of July 7.

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