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By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky probably has done the right thing by calling off it’s so-called non-public practice at Louisville Sunday.
Since I am actually at halftime of the high school football game I am covering tonight, I have not had a lot of time to probe into what went into this decision. However, here is what coach John Calipari had to say in a release that came out tonight:
“We originally planned a practice at Freedom Hall on Sunday afternoon to give our guys a chance to practice in an arena that we will compete in later this season,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “The passion of our Kentucky fans in Louisville made it impossible for the word not to get out about the practice at Freedom Hall. Due to the publicity created by several media outlets, we will no longer be able to conduct a preseason practice off campus this weekend. We will schedule an open practice at Freedom Hall and make sure all our fans in Louisville know about it.”
Personally, I think an open practice before the game in Louisville is a much better way to go. Let fans have time to make plans and I suspect there will be more fans at the practice than some recent UK neutral site games at Freedom Hall attracted.