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KU rowing teams practice from August to May. The new boathouse offers practice space that can be used when the Kansas River is frozen over.

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Kansas University senior Emily Martin is used to leaving practice filthy. Martin and other Kansas University rowing team members are used to carrying 200-pound boats through ankle-deep mud. They’re used to fixing dents in their boats after a night of hail. But this will soon become a distant memory once a new boathouse opens Feb. 6 in Burcham Park.

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