With $15 million already raised, University of Cincinnati athletic director Mike Bohn received the go-ahead from the board of trustees to move forward with plans of giving Mick Cronin another tool in helping continue build the Bearcats basketball program into a top program.
Tuesday found approval of $2.2 million towards design funding towards the project but with a catch. Bohn must continue raising money with the trustees wanting another $25 million raised for the project by the end of the year.
Once given final approval the project would begin following the upcoming basketball season with a finish date prior to the start of the Bearcats 2017-18 season.
While administrators within the Bearcats athletic program will not comment on the programs need to make a move to a Power Five Conference, this project is another step in showing Cincinnati athletics have the resources to keep growing and prosper in a bigger conference setting.