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UK coach John Calipari has little to say about Rupp renovation project status

By MIKE MARSEE John Calipari has little to say about the proposed renovation of Rupp Arena. The Kentucky coach hasn’t said much about the project and didn’t say much Monday on a Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference when he was asked about its suspension. “I wasn’t in town with all the stuff and really haven’t read …

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Mitch Barnhart says $210 million marketing deal is “not about” Rupp Arena

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart was part of a news conference Monday to talk about UK’s $210-milion dollar marketing deal with JMI Sports:   Question: With everything that’s happened with Rupp Arena here lately, I think one of the media questions people will ask today when they see this dollar figure is does this position …

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Lexington mayor calls off Rupp Arena renovation plans due to lack of support from UK

By The Associated Press LEXINGTON — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Wednesday suspended a $351 million plan to renovate the home of University of Kentucky men’s basketball and build a new downtown convention center, revealing that university leaders recently floated the idea of a much smaller arena project. Gray said he decided to indefinitely halt …

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Would Rupp Arena renovations move upper deck seats even farther from floor?

Kentucky fan Tom McCauley called us on WLAP Sunday Morning Sports Talk indicating that with the proposed Rupp Arena renovation, the top seats in the upper deck would be 10 rows farther from the floor. He followed what with an email about the seating that could have a big impact on those fans sitting in …

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Guest post: Don’t Be Fooled by Eli Capilouto’s Position on Rupp Arena

Vaught’s note: Kentucky fan Andy Palmer disagrees with the guest post by Barry Peel on UK president Eli Capilouto’s position on the Rupp Arena renovation. Palmer was president of the foundation that built the original Joe B. Hall Wildcat Lodge. Enjoy his insights. By ANDY PALMER The Barry Peel post just adds to the confusion …

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Big Blue fans welcome UK team back to Rupp

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Photos from ESPN GameDay at Rupp Arena

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Governor Steve Beshear, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray reveal design of reinvented Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today revealed a design for a reinvented Rupp Arena, state of the art and better than new. “This energetic and dynamic design for one of Lexington’s signature facilities is an exciting development for this region,” said Gov. Beshear, who included $65 million for …

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