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Paige Sports Arena to be given new name

Updated: November 24, 2004, 6:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri is removing the name of a 22-year-old Wal-Mart heiress from its brand-new sports arena, a week after she was accused by a classmate of cheating her way through another college.

Elizabeth Paige Laurie's parents have agreed to allow the school to rename the $75 million Paige Sports Arena, which was built with a donation from the Lauries and opened three weeks ago, the university said Tuesday.

The university board will vote Friday ...

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