- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen says the university has raised $24 million of the $40 million needed in the Tigers’ push to build a new indoor football practice facility and a renovated basketball complex.

University officials updated the project first announced in October 2013 at a news conference Wednesday with fundraising being opened to the public.

President M. David Rudd called the changes critical to keep the Tigers at the front of a shifting NCAA landscape.

Groundbreaking for the indoor practice facility and the men’s basketball complex is set for this fall. The renovations will include coaches’ offices, locker rooms, weight room and basketball practice facility.

Football coach Justin Fuente says the facilities will be a major step forward for the program. The Tigers won 10 games last season.

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