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UK Basketball women’s clinic returns to RUPP ARENA Oct. 13

Here’s some good news for the ladies of the BBN: the Kentucky basketball women’s clinic is coming back for another year and this time around, it’ll be back inside Rupp Arena. Get your calendars out now, because the date is already quickly approaching – this year’s clinic will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13. That’s the same weekend as Big Blue Madness, so you can make it a weekend affair in Lexington.

Registration is OPEN now. The past eight clinics have completely sold out, so grab your spot before it’s too late.


The clinic will cost $160 for fans who want a signed souvenir basketball and $110 without the ball. The women in attendance will be invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the program, including a self-guided tour of Rupp Arena and the locker rooms. There will be staff members stationed throughout the facility for directions and questions.

Each participant will also be guaranteed a small group picture with the entire team and the opportunity to take a picture with John Calipari and his wife, Ellen (because she’s the major draw here, right? Don’t you want the chance to make it on her Instagram?!).

I attended the clinic for KSR last year and had an absolute blast. ESPN’s Maria Taylor and Holly Rowe served as guest-hosts throughout last year’s event, which was held inside Memorial Coliseum, and they spent the day talking with fans and answering questions about the business. Although UK hasn’t announced any special guests for this year’s clinic yet, you never know who you might run into once you’re inside Rupp Arena. Last year’s event also included a Q-&-A session with the assistant basketball coaches.

Any clinic-related questions can be answered by calling into the men’s basketball camp line at 859-257-9457 or 859-257-1916. You can register for the clinic by clicking HERE.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

2 Comments for UK Basketball women’s clinic returns to RUPP ARENA Oct. 13

  1. The Real LindaS
    10:56 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    I won’t be going again this year. It has gotten too big. Other than the good deals on UK merchandise I feel like there is no reason for me to go. It is too impersonal. The early years when it was held at Memorial were great. You felt like you knew the players and Cal. I know the money goes to charity but I miss the smaller groups. The lunch and being able to see Wildcat Lodge when it was still there was a great time. The different speakers they would have leaving Matt and Coach Payne speechless in one of the groups. It is not fair to the women who come in from out of town who possibly have to have a hotel room two nights or the people who fly in and they are crushed with over what 1000 other women? There should be two days to pick to attend. Maybe more women would want to come on a Saturday and why is the women’s clinic feel like the redheaded stepchild of his camps? We wait and wait to find out when it is going to be and then wham here is the announcement. We get notice 2 weeks and 4 days before the camp. Other camps know well in advance and of course they are for the boys and the grown men who donate lots of money. Ah, those were the days but everything changes and the poof it is gone. I will not be attending this year, again, and I know other women who feel the same way. The mystique of this event is not longer relevant to me.

  2. The Real LindaS
    11:00 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    I should have proofed that before I posted…Should read The different speakers they would have were always fun and I left Matt and Coach Payne speechless in one of the Q&A groups.