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KU Withdraws Request To Build Upscale Apartments For Basketball Players

The University of Kansas is dropping a request for the authority to build upscale apartments that would house basketball players and other students.

University spokesman Tim Caboni says the decision to withdraw the bonding proposal came after a Kansas House committee rejected it last week.

The university was seeking bonding authority for $17.5 million to help build apartments near Allen Fieldhouse that would house 66 students. Thirty-two of the apartments would be for men's and women's basketball players.

Some members of the House Education Budget Committee last week called the project extravagant and suggested the school's athletic boosters could help build it.

Caboni says university will explore other options to complete the apartment project.