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Vote for Rupp Arena as the most difficult venue in college basketball

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Last week, ESPN named Rupp Arena the toughest place to play in the SEC. This week, they’re pitting the most difficult venues in each of the ten major conferences against each other in a fan poll to determine which program has college basketball’s best home court advantage. Right now, Rupp Arena is in fourth place behind Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse, Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium, and Indiana’s Assembly Hall:

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For most games, that actually sounds about right to me, but for big games, Rupp Arena can be deafening. Agree or disagree, go do your Big Blue duty and vote for Rupp, because nobody takes over a poll like the BBN.

Not surprisingly, when you look at the vote breakdown, Rupp received the most votes in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Tennessee:

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While Allen Fieldhouse seems to have the 23-34 demographic nailed down:

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And women, seriously, go vote in this poll. We are majorly under-represented:

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VOTE for Rupp as College Basketball’s Most Difficult Venue

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2 Comments for Vote for Rupp Arena as the most difficult venue in college basketball



  1. sutecla
    4:54 pm August 8, 2016 Permalink

    As a UK Fan that has been to Rupp countless numbers of times, I went to Allen Fieldhouse this past season for the UK/KU game and it has to take the top spot. It is absolutely deafening, earth shaking, nostalgic, and classic all at the same time not having a bad seat in the place. The students are always in the game from the tip to the end and EVERYONE is standing – even their blue hairs. The traditional Rock Chalk chant is pretty awesome. We need to find a way to replicate a good percentage of what KU does at The Phog. Go Cats!



  2. eyebleedblue
    7:54 pm August 8, 2016 Permalink

    The hardest place to play has to be Assembly Hall, for one simple reason. They get every call. Have watched them for 40 years play there and even when they’re terrible they play great teams close at home. Duke and Kansas have had great teams over those 40 years the majority of the time, so that makes neutral court games tough against them.