U of M athletic director describes reasoning, goals, plans for Liberty Bowl renovation

‘We recognized that we need to go all in,’ Laird Veatch said

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 12, 2022 7:24 PM CT | Published: May 12, 2022 7:21 PM CT

The University of Memphis explored the idea of creating a new stadium, but research indicated it made more sense to renovate the one it already has. 

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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner originally is from Indiana but comes to Memphis by way of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He spent the past two years writing for the Tulsa World covering Oklahoma State University athletics. He credits his early writing experience to his days as a high school sports reporter for the Republic Newspaper in Columbus, Indiana, and various internships, including at the NCAA and USA Basketball. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from IUPUI in Indianapolis.


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