A comprehensive plan to update the 45-year-old C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum has continued to take shape over the last few days.
Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone confirmed Thursday that university officials have given permission to continue forward with a plan that would see the men’s and women’s basketball arena updated and enhanced in one form or another.
Boone said Thursday after Ole Miss’ win over South Carolina that the UMAA Foundation met with Larry Sparks, Ole Miss’ Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, a little over a year ago about the future of the “Tad Pad” and how improving the aged facility would not only benefit the athletics department, but the overall university student body. (March 11, 2011, Page 6A)