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Kentucky Kicks the Blackhawks Out of the United Center


When the Kentucky basketball team showed up to this morning’s shootaround, another team was already practicing: the Chicago Blackhawks.

Somebody forgot to tell the Blackhawks the Cats were coming to town.  They had to stop practice to let UK take the United Center floor.  Jonathan Toews told Jeff Goodman that the Blackhawks are getting into their cars to find somewhere else to practice.  Goodman shared this picture of Patrick Kane leaving the floor.


I do not understand how this could happen.  It’d be one thing if two basketball teams showed up at the same time, but the professional hockey team got kicked off their home ice for a college basketball shoot-around?

How does this happen?

That’s not a rhetorical question.  I don’t understand how you can quickly change the arena from an ice rink to a basketball floor that quickly.  My brain simply can’t comprehend it.  The only thing that makes sense is that the Cats are still the biggest team in town, where ever they go.

UPDATE (12:49)

Goodman got to the bottom of this situation and now all of my logistical questions have answers.

“Blackhawks spokesman clarified that team wasn’t kicked out of United Center. Been doing dress-and-drive for last few weeks while practice facility is finished later this week.”

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 responses to “Kentucky Kicks the Blackhawks Out of the United Center”

  1. TBW3011

    A little common sense tells you this story was never true. Hockey is played on ice. Basketball on a wooden court.

    1. J-Dub421

      There are many ice rinks under basketball courts. In fact, there used to be ice under the floor in Rupp.

    2. truebluethroughandthrough

      TBW atta way to make yourself look like a complete dumb ass. hahaha