FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas has unveiled details of a $300 million athletic facilities plan, one that includes the enclosing the north end zone at Razorback Stadium.

The plan would take 30 years and affect each of the university's 19 athletic programs.

In addition to the end zone enclosure, the plan also includes a basketball practice facility south of Bud Walton Arena, an academic and dining center, and renovations at both the baseball team's Baum Stadium and the indoor and outdoor track facilities.

Athletic director Jeff Long also included plans for a 5,000-seat competition venue for sports such as gymnastics and volleyball as well as concerts. Those sports currently use Barnhill Arena, which Long says might have outlived its usefulness.

Arkansas will break ground on its new football operations center on Nov 4.


Colorado loses top tackler, top tailback
BOULDER, Colo. -- The injury-riddled Colorado Buffaloes have lost leading tackler Douglas Rippy to a season-ending knee injury and his cousin, top tailback Rodney Stewart, for up to a month.

Rippy, a junior linebacker, will undergo surgery soon. Coach Jon Embree said Monday night that Stewart will miss two to four weeks with a severely sprained knee. Both were hurt during Saturday's loss at Washington.

Stewart's injury will prevent him from surpassing the school record for rushing yards (3,940) held by his position coach, Eric Bieniemy.

The Buffs also will be without senior receiver Kyle Cefalo (knee) Saturday against Oregon. Top receiver Paul Richardson (knee) and senior cornerbacks Brian Lockridge (ankle) and Travis Sandersfeld (leg) all remain out after getting hurt earlier this season.