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January 16, 2020

Mitch Barnhart, Chip Rupp discuss name changes to Rupp Arena, Lexington Center

Drew Franklin 7:00pm January 16, 2020 1/16/20

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Once the news of Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center was announced during a press conference in the Rupp Arena lobby I mean the Rupp Arena At Central Bank Center lobby, UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart commented on the partnership with Central Bank and the thought process behind Rupp Arena’s name change. Chip Rupp, the…

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December 9, 2019

TRANSCRIPT: Mitch Barnhart on Kentucky’s Belk Bowl bid

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:25am December 9, 2019 12/9/19 Comments Disabled

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MITCH BARNHART: I appreciate everybody coming on a Sunday night again. And we’re excited to announce we have accepted an invitation to the Belk Bowl in Charlotte. Had a chance to visit with the executive director Danny Morrison this afternoon. And Danny, he and I have talked on a couple of occasions, and he’s been…

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December 8, 2019

Mitch Barnhart Explains How Kentucky Landed in the Belk Bowl

Nick Roush 9:00pm December 8, 2019 12/8/19

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“We’re ready to play and ready to go to Charlotte.” Mitch Barnhart’s words Sunday evening weren’t what many expected to hear around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Brett McMurphy reported Kentucky was bound for the Gator Bowl. A few late changes put Kentucky in the Belk Bowl. “At the end of the day, we’ll always be…

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September 17, 2019

Barnhart’s inbox supported decision to not expand alcohol sales

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am September 17, 2019 9/17/19

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Mitch Barnhart’s decision to not expand alcohol sales at Kroger Field has been a touchy one in the Big Blue Nation since it was announced last month. At the time, Barnhart said he made the call based on feedback from fans over the summer. According to a new report, that’s true — when it comes…

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August 27, 2019

Happy Birthday to Mitch Barnhart!

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm August 27, 2019 8/27/19

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Big Blue Nation, let’s all join in together to wish Kentucky’s Athletic Director, Mitch Barnhart, a Happy 60th Birthday! Wishing a big Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, @UKMitchBarnhart! Best AD in the business! #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/fRhScWIbnn — Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) August 27, 2019 It's also the birthday of the best AD in the country, @UKMitchBarnhart!!…

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August 12, 2019

Mitch Barnhart talks alcohol and more in long conversation with Kyle Tucker for ‘The Athletic’

Drew Franklin 10:00am August 12, 2019 8/12/19

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Kyle Tucker continues to do fine Kyle Tucker work over at The Athletic and his latest contribution is worthy of a shout-out here on our pages because he went in-depth with Mitch Barnhart about several big topics. The biggest, of course, is the university’s decision to not sell alcohol at games and Barnhart’s explanation of that…

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August 2, 2019

Stoops on Mitch Barnhart saying no to public alcohol sales at Kroger Field

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:13am August 2, 2019 8/2/19

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As expected, Mark Stoops was asked about Mitch Barnhart’s decision to not allow public alcohol sales at Kroger Field this fall. Also as expected, Stoops didn’t address the issue directly, but said he knows the decision was a delicate one for Barnhart and UK President Eli Capilouto to make following the tragic death of Marco…

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August 1, 2019

Barnhart: No alcohol sales at UK in 2019-20

Drew Franklin 10:50pm August 1, 2019 8/1/19

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There will be no public alcohol sales at UK games during the 2019-2020 season. Mitch Barnart announced the university’s decision during a press conference Thursday afternoon. “We have decided to not have public alcohol sales at any UK athletic events during the 2019-20 season,” Barnhart said. “It is our goal, as well as our responsibility,…

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So you can drink if you’re rich, can’t if you’re not? Got it.

Drew Franklin 3:54pm August 1, 2019 8/1/19

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All of you peasants with regular jobs and regular UK football tickets, you can’t have alcohol at Kentucky football games. Sorry, but there are families in the stands and we can’t have you messing up the whole game day experience with your party tricks. You should’ve donated more to the K Fund. But you in…

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July 12, 2019

Mitch Barnhart named Chair of NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee for 2020-21 season

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm July 12, 2019 7/12/19

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After a banner year for UK Athletics, Mitch Barnhart’s stock continues to rise. UK’s athletic director was just named the chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2020-21 season. “Being asked to serve in this role by my wonderful colleagues on this committee is one of the highest honors I’ve ever received,”…

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