In not so shocking news, Rupp Arena was named one of the 10 most intimidating arenas in college basketball. The list also includes Freedom Hall which is only feared by basketball players who hope to make the NBA and expecting mothers.
The author of the list failed to mention Rupp Arena’s rowdy lower level crowd of napping senior citizens and bearded students:
Rupp Arena: Kentucky Wildcats Seats 23,500
Kentucky basketball is on an upswing with their new coach John Calipari and the old mystique of Rupp Arena is back. The Rupp Arena is named for legendary college basketball coach Adolph Rupp and is steeped in history. Playing in Rupp Arena is an intimidating experience if the crowd were not a factor. The crowd is a factor in Rupp Arena and they are loud and create havoc with opponents in their beloved Rupp Arena.