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Passing of MTSU alumnus, Trustee Jacobs prompts postponement of Student-Athlete Performance Center groundbreaking

Middle Tennessee State University said Tuesday it will postpone Thursday’s planned groundbreaking ceremony for its new Student-Athlete Performance Center in respect for alumnus and Trustee Joey Jacobs, who died Saturday, Jan. 14.

The ceremony will now be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Kennon Hall of Fame. It will mark the beginning of construction of the $66 million project, to be built behind the north end zone of Floyd Stadium and will include other stadium improvements.

Joey Jacobs, MTSU Board of Trustees member.
Joey Jacobs

Jacobs, 69, was a founding member of MTSU’s Board of Trustees and chaired its Finance and Personnel Committee.