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Grumblings about Dog Days
Some regular members of Don "Red Dog" Gardner's Dog Days were wondering this morning why a somewhat sizable chunk of Memorial Stadium was taken up by KU football players running drills.Some of my co-workers could be heard mumbling to themselves, questioning the point of having a brand-new state-of-the-art practice facility only to be hanging out at Memorial."Okay, I admit, it's technically their stadium," one said. "But, c'mon."Assistant athletics director Jim Marchiony said the football team wasn't on the new practice field yet because they hadn't been given the go-ahead."It's still a construction site," he said. "They're still doing some work."Marchiony said he believed the football team would be able to use the new field at some point during the next week, although there wasn't a date set in stone. So why the run-in with Dog Days?"We usually run drills on Friday," Marchiony said. "But, because tomorrow is a holiday, we moved it up."