Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gives $10.65 million to Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas says Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has given $10.65 million to help fund an athletic support center and establish a permanent tribute for the school’s 1964 national championship in football.
Jones played for Arkansas from 1962-64, when the Razorbacks went 11-0 and were awarded a national title by the Football Writers Association of America.
His gift will help support a 55,000 square-foot center scheduled to open this year. It includes academic and dining areas for athletes and will be named the Jerry and Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center after Jones and his wife. The football locker room will be named after Jones and his son, Stephen.
The school also plans to build a “Wild Band of Razorbacks” monument honoring the 1964 championship.