There’s something wrong, something just sort of…off…about K-State’s decision to knock down the old Ahearn gym. I’m going to try to explain why. Bear with me.

First, I need to acknowledge the logic. The old Natatorium, the lockerrooms, the basketball courts upstairs, the gyms, and (I assume) the kinesiology classrooms and labs, are all costing the university a lot of money to keep up. Meanwhile, renovating them is viewed as cost-prohibitive. So the best decision, from a dollars-and-cents standpoint, is to level them.

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