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July 6, 2020

Mitch Barnhart outlines plans for fans at games this fall in call with donors

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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If all goes according to plan, Kentucky will have fans at football and basketball games this fall. Two sources have informed Kentucky Sports Radio that UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart has been contacting donors to discuss scenarios for the upcoming seasons, with the primary plan calling for 50% capacity at football and basketball games. For…

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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee is Reportedly Growing

Nick Roush 6:30pm July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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There will be more cooks in the kitchen when the NCAA puts together its next March Madness bracket. Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports and CFTalk reports that NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee will grow from ten to 12 members. “Included in the change is also how members are picked, including possibly more Power Five reps…

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June 29, 2020

Mitch Barnhart: No decision on if fans will be allowed at games yet

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20 Comments Disabled

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Last week, Churchill Downs announced that spectators will be allowed at the Kentucky Derby on September 5, making it the first major sporting event with fans in attendance since the coronavirus pandemic began. Two days prior to the Derby, Kentucky will host its first football game of the season at Kroger Field. Not surprisingly, UK…

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June 24, 2020

Stadium Ranked Mitch Barnhart as one of the SEC’s Worst Athletic Directors

Nick Roush 1:00pm June 24, 2020 6/24/20

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What in the hell are Jeff Goodman and Brett McMurphy thinking? The cash cows from the upstart Stadium network used the absence of sports to rank every athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. Goodman and McMurphy kept the criteria simple, primarily basing the grades on postseason success and the win-loss record of each coach the…

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June 11, 2020

John Calipari, Mitch Barnhart among 100 Most Influential People in College Basketball

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm June 11, 2020 6/11/20

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What do John Calipari and Mitch Barnhart have in common, other than a lot of blue in their wardrobe? Both are on a new list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in College Basketball. Silver Waves Media spent months consulting with athletic directors, president, and agents to come up with the list of “names at…

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May 7, 2020

WATCH: The moment Mercer and Turner found out they’re Hall of Famers

Drew Franklin 5:15pm May 7, 2020 5/7/20

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Former Kentucky basketball greats Ron Mercer and Wayne Turner are among the six new inductees into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, and they found out together while on a reunion Zoom with their old Kentucky teammates. See the moment they received the news from Mitch Barnhart: The moment when @UKMitchBarnhart delivered the @UKAthletics Hall…

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April 29, 2020

Mitch Barnhart tells season ticket holders UK is preparing for football this fall

Nick Roush 12:00pm April 29, 2020 4/29/20

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College football’s fate this fall has yet to be determined by the coronavirus. Political leaders and NCAA decision-makers are still playing the waiting game as America slowly reopens. In the meantime, the University of Kentucky is preparing for college football to be played this fall at Kroger Field.   “As an administration, we are planning…

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March 5, 2020

UK permanently revokes ticket privileges from fan who yelled racial slur, says Barnhart

Drew Franklin 5:18pm March 5, 2020 3/5/20 Comments Disabled

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UK handed down a swift and stern punishment to the Kentucky fan who was seen shouting a racial slur to a Tennessee fan as she exited Rupp Arena during the loss Tuesday night. Last night Mitch Barnhart announced a punishment would be coming, and now we know the fan has attended her last UK Athletics…

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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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