Students lose prime KU basketball seats to donors

KU Campus (KSN File Photo)
KU Campus (KSN File Photo)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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