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SDSU Students Will Be Asked to Foot Bill for Arena

February 11, 1988

San Diego State students will vote later this month whether to raise student fees to build a $30 million arena and recreation center on the site of Aztec Bowl.

The plan to hold a campus-wide referendum Feb. 29-March 3 was approved in a 23-0 vote Wednesday by the Associated Students Council, the university's student governing body.

Students will be asked to approve a graduated increase in their student center fee, starting with a $15 increase for the fall semester and rising to a $47 increase within five years, said Fred Miller, SDSU athletic director. The current fee is $16 per semester.

The center would become the home court for the SDSU men's basketball team, which plays its games in the 13,741-seat San Diego Sports Arena.


The University of San Diego men's tennis team will play host to the 17th annual San Diego Intercollegiate Invitational tennis tournament today through Saturday at USD and San Diego State.

Defending champion Cal State Long Beach, three-time winner Pepperdine and 1987 NCAA Division II champion Chapman College are among the 14 teams entered along with USD and SDSU.

Early-round matches will be played at USD and SDSU all day today and Friday. The six tournament finals will be played Saturday at USD's West Courts.


The San Diego State baseball team will retire jersey No. 28 worn by former Aztec Tony Gwynn at a ceremony before Saturday's 5 p.m. game between the Aztecs and UCLA.

Gwynn played at SDSU from 1979 to 1981 and compiled a .398 career batting average. He was an All-American his final two seasons.


Jen-Kai Liu registered 22 kills to lead No. 2-ranked USC to a 15-6, 7-15, 15-7, 15-6 victory over San Diego State in a Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match at Peterson Gym. USC is 13-1 and 5-0 in conference play. Eighth-ranked San Diego State (5-6, 1-3) was led by Mike Schlegel, who had 20 kills.

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