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Todd and Barnhart call 1:30 press conference

With everyone looking at that glass as half-full again this morning, the UK administration will look to capitalize on that excitement and “discuss the status of Barnhart’s contract” at a 1:30 press conference.  As Matt reported earlier this week, it is believed that the meeting is to announce a new contract for the athletic director.  The timing of the announcement seems a bit odd, considering Lee Todd’s status as a lame duck, but it’s widely known how highly the president thinks of his AD.  Hopefully, his successor feels the same way.  Looks like he’s not going to have a choice.

You have to wonder if an extension for Calipari, which Barnhart spoke of pulicly in May, is the next order of business.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

21 Comments for Todd and Barnhart call 1:30 press conference

  1. Norm
    10:50 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Just make Cal the AD

  2. My source
    10:50 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Barnhart steps down and they have an awkward introduction for BCG again, this time as the new AD.

  3. BlueFins
    11:00 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Have Todd drive down I-65 and look at the facilities at UL before giving an extension. Still a crappy school, but better than average facilities.

  4. GhostofBearBryant
    11:04 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Todd wants to gunk up the works to ensure a sports minded potential prez looks elsewhere.

  5. Blue Virus
    11:09 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Is a presser really necessary for this?

  6. bung
    11:10 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    ditch mitch, keep cal, ky blue AD needed…mr issel was a gm wasnt he?

  7. Freezin
    11:13 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Contract extensions should be talked about as they are important to the program, but what is more important right now is finding out why it feels like the friggin air conditioner is on at work while its 15 degrees outside. Wonder if I can file a workers comp claim for frost bite?

  8. voice of reason
    11:13 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    i like issel as much as any uk fan but he will not be offered an a.d. position this soon after a personal bankruptcy so please drop the talk

  9. barn
    11:15 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    it’s to announce that the ncaa has reversed it’s decision on enes and he is now eligible immediately

  10. Wow
    11:15 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    6.Yeah he was and he was terrible. This is terrible news we will never get better facilities or a good football coach it amazing that the city school in our state is crushing our facilities. I hope we get s prez that realizes we are behind in sports facilities and makes the ad do something about it.

  11. Captain Marvel
    11:18 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    extend Cal ? i just don’t see this as priority 1 right now … not that i’m against it at all, but doesn’t he have another 6 yrs on this contract?

  12. Flyrock
    11:24 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Nice photo, but I think the next AD should be a top.

  13. Fishersblue
    11:25 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Lots of chatter in other comment sections about Lamb no longer attending classes this semester in anticipation of heading to the NBA. Anyone confirm or seen him in class recently? why would Cal be playing him?

  14. lwa
    11:55 am February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Barnhart is by far best all around ad we have had, facilities improvements and new ones not his fault. Point your finger at frankfort for the lack in facilities. Our athletic dept. is one of a few that turns over a large ammount of money to university to help lower the tuition of the students.

  15. bung
    12:01 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Any AD that is Ky blue, understands basketball and the importance of UK basketball would b better for us than mitch. Uk needs to dance with the ones what brung em…

  16. duhville cat
    12:02 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    13) I’m sure it’s just bs talk by the tards to bring us down after a big win. They tried to start that crap here on a previous thread but as long as he isn’t going out getting drunk and tazered, beatin up old men (over a hairbrush), breakin’ a girl’s spine, passed out drunk/driving at a fastfood drivethru, beating the hell out a teamate, robbing a young lady with an Uzi, Etc…. Etc…. Doron will be fine.

  17. lwa
    12:07 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    all we had w the newton, ivy years was scandal and the allowance of curry to keep coaching 4 years to long then give the hole kit and caboodle to mumme and his band of outlaws. Mens basketball will take care of itself, the fans will insure that. But Mitch will continue to upgrade all the programs as a whole.

  18. Emmert still sucks
    12:09 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    If you look at the big picture, Mitch has done a good job! All facilities are better than they were when he found them. We don’t need a new football stadium. CWS is just fine, it just needs a little updating and investment. New Rupp Arena will happen but we are locked into the current one for several more years anyhow. By and large, he has brought in mostly good coaches; a few misses but it happens everywhere….look at Michigan for example. You haters of Mitch don’t seem to remember when Larry Ivy was here (CM Newton’s hand picked successor), or for that matter when Cliff Hagan was AD and he let the radio contract with WHAS run out. Basketball is vitally important, but football still pays the majority of the bills.

  19. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    12:31 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Hire Billy Gillispie as UK’s basketball coach, “YOU” LOSE YOUR JOB!

  20. One of Rick's Boyz
    1:21 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    I think Jude likes MB.

  21. Bundy
    2:58 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Beisner, are there any names being talked about as the replacement for Todd?