OU announces plans for indoor rowing center

The University of Oklahoma has announced plans for a new practice facility for the school's rowing program.

The Board of Regents approved the $6.5 million project this month. The university says groundbreaking should occur in March for the 24,000-square-foot Oklahoma Rowing Training Center.

OU says the new facility should be completed in the spring of 2014.

The university says it will build an indoor, 16-seat rowing tank that team members can use when they aren't practicing on the water on the Oklahoma River.

Rowing is in its fifth season as a varsity sport and is the largest women's team at OU. The sport has been sanctioned by the NCAA since 1997.

The Sooners open the 2013 season on March 9 when they host the OU Invitational on the Oklahoma River.

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