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Football facility to be named after Joe Craft


A multimillion dollar donation will get you a lot of things in this world, and in Joe Craft’s case, it got him the naming rights to the new Kentucky football training facility.

Today, the UK Board of Trustees decided to formally name the new facility the Joe Craft Football Training Facility. Mr. Craft donated $4.79 million for its construction, which was enough to put his name on the building.

As you probably already now, the Kentucky basketball practices and trains in the Joe Craft Center across campus.

Joe’s obviously been great to UK Athletics.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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10 Comments for Football facility to be named after Joe Craft

  1. UKBlueGreen
    11:51 am October 21, 2016 Permalink

    Captain Obvious is fishing but he isn’t getting any bites.

  2. LeitchfieldAlex
    11:59 am October 21, 2016 Permalink

    Great we really needed this arena. THANK YOU Mr. JOE !!!!!!

  3. Cousins Fake Tooth
    12:00 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

    Lets see…new baseball stadium, new football practice facilities….can we get a new damn basketball arena already?

  4. kyle heavy
    12:02 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

    We have our very own T. Boone Pickens! Both energy guys, too. We know where the money is..

  5. ukjaybrat
    12:10 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

    that’s not going to be confusing to freshmen at all…
    “OK Google, Navigate to Joe Craft”
    “I found 2 locations near you, what sport do you play?”

    • DrSayre
      12:11 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

      They should name one of them after Kentucky Joe to clear up the confusion

  6. GroundControlToNumber9
    12:33 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

    They make an agreement with Mitch Barnhart that they’ll put his name on it if he agrees to tear up his contract.

    Call it: “Barnhart’s Struggle Complex”

  7. Souf beach Lou
    1:07 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

    This is a much better use of his money than backing failed republican politicians. The best thing he can do for UK football is keep pumping out Dat coal! All those dirty carbon emissions contributing to global warming will accelerate sea level rise and flooding in Florida and Louisiana which hopefully sends those football recruits our way!

  8. bosshogg24
    2:36 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

    I would have thought it might take 20 million to get your name on a building, Joe is getting by cheap!

  9. UKBlueGreen
    3:36 pm October 21, 2016 Permalink

    I don’t even care about anyone’s penalties anymore, hookers, etc. God only knows what we’re doing.
    At Big Blue Madness, a kid walked in wearing a Gucci blazer. That kid didn’t pay for it, and neither did anyone in his family.