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UK Hoops to play three games in Rupp Arena; one part of double-header with men’s team

For the first time in over ten years, UK Hoops will play THREE regular season games in Rupp Arena: Tennessee on December 31, South Carolina on January 21 and LSU on February 4. The Tennessee and LSU games will be televised on the SEC Network, while the South Carolina game will be shown on ESPNU. 

The Tennessee game on New Year’s Eve is part of a doubleheader with the men’s team, who will play Georgia at 6 p.m. Both games will be ticketed separately.

“We are very excited to be playing three games inside Rupp Arena this season,” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “The atmosphere we’ve had in past games we’ve played there has been incredible and I know the Big Blue Nation will give us a great advantage again this year. There are few venues in the world with more history and tradition than Rupp Arena and I know our team will be excited to hit the floor.”

This will mark only the sixth time in program history and the first time since the 2007-08 season that the Wildcats have played three or more regular-season games inside Rupp Arena. Check out there complete, updated schedule below:


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5 Comments for UK Hoops to play three games in Rupp Arena; one part of double-header with men’s team

  1. MattyBangsPCResponse
    4:04 pm September 20, 2017 Permalink

    So UK is implying a venue change will make more fans go to women’s games? Therefore, they are saying people go watch sporting events because of where they are, not what product is on the floor? Seems logical……………. On top of that, UK is asking fans to buy separate tickets to the double header game? I thought the whole point was to get fans from the Men’s game to stay/go to the women’s game. By making them by another/separate tickets, don’t you think that is counterproductive? Classic example of UK trying to spin the true reason for separate tickets ($$$$) instead of them truly caring about helping the women’s team grow their following.

    But by today’s logic, it seems right. As long as UK is saying the right things, it doesn’t matter what they actually do. Because you know, what people say “hurts” more than what they actually do to us.

    Words mask intent, Actions don’t.

    • J-Dub421
      4:21 pm September 20, 2017 Permalink

      Kentucky is one of the top programs in women’s basketball attendance.

  2. BigBlueBass
    4:42 pm September 20, 2017 Permalink

    It’ll always be the Lady Cats & there ain’t nothing wrong with that….

    • MattyBangsPCResponse
      4:47 pm September 20, 2017 Permalink

      You are correct. There isn’t anything wrong with that. But the question of it being “wrong” is solely defined by individual’s perspectives. Therefore, it only takes one person to be butt hurt and then there is something wrong with it. (Look at me right now, for instance)

  3. MattyBangsPCResponse
    4:43 pm September 20, 2017 Permalink

    @J-Dub421 I was speaking more generally…. Men’s Bball vs Women’s Bball. My next question to you is why did you have to put the pre-qualifier of “women’s” when referring to attendance in basketball? I’ll answer that question for you, because you’re always valued relative to your alternatives. While some people are narrow minded and only think women’s team A vs women’s team B, another alternative perspective is men vs women…. In theory, if we are striving for true equality, then it shouldn’t matter if it’s men or womens.