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July 10, 2020

Rupp Arena one of Seth Davis’ Top 10 College Basketball Arenas

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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As Kentucky fans, we may quibble about Rupp Arena from time to time, specifically the aloof atmosphere in the lower level, but there’s no denying that when Rupp’s rocking, it’s one of the best environments in college basketball. Seth Davis agrees. Yesterday, he ranked Rupp seventh on his list of the ten best venues in…

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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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June 24, 2020

First Look: Check out Rupp Arena’s new neighbor in downtown Lexington

Drew Franklin 2:30pm June 24, 2020 6/24/20

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The renovation of Rupp Arena, the Lexington Center and the surrounding area is on pace to be completed in the year 2078, but there is some visible progress on the entertainment complex going across the street. LexLive, the massive structure promising bowling lanes, movie screens and other exciting forms of entertainment, now looks like something…

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May 12, 2020

Rupp Arena expansion continues despite Central Bank Center budget woes

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm May 12, 2020 5/12/20 Comments Disabled

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, concerts, conventions, and sporting events have been put on hold or canceled, leading to huge budget shortfalls for venues worldwide. One of those venues is one we all know very well, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Rupp and the adjacent convention center are currently in the middle of a…

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February 22, 2020

John Wall will return to Rupp Arena for the Florida game

Nick Roush 3:45pm February 22, 2020 2/22/20

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John Wall is back in the Bluegrass. Coach Calipari’s first point guard at the University of Kentucky will be in the Rupp Arena stands Saturday night when the Wildcats take on the Gators. Wall is still recuperating from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered almost a year ago. Even though he’s not traveling with the…

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February 21, 2020

Stand up, Rupp: Quickley on the importance of the fans in Rupp Arena

Drew Franklin 4:00pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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Earlier this week, John Calipari asked Big Blue Nation to stand for the final five minutes in each of the remaining home games in Rupp Arena, beginning tomorrow night with second-place Florida in town. “We got three big time games at home left,” Calipari said on his Wednesday night call-in show. “Whatever the score is…

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February 14, 2020

Ole Miss has not won at Rupp Arena since 1998

Nick Roush 1:00pm February 14, 2020 2/14/20

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Kentucky and Ole Miss began playing basketball against each other in 1925. In the 95 years since that first game at Alumni Gymnasium, the Rebels have defeated the Wildcats only 13 times. The last time they took down Kentucky in Lexington it was 1998. Tubby Smith’s first season as the Wildcats’ head coach, the Valentine’s…

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January 16, 2020

Rupp Arena complex renamed “Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm January 16, 2020 1/16/20

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As expected, this morning’s press conference at Rupp Arena was about naming rights. Central Bank has purchased the naming rights to the Lexington Center adjacent to Rupp Arena, so Kentucky Basketball’s home will now be known as “Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.”  Here is the graphic from Central Bank: UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart…

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December 15, 2019

Fans of the Big Blue Nation Were at Their Best on Sunday

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm December 15, 2019 12/15/19

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There are only a few times a year you can watch a live sporting event that contains enough emotion and energy forceful enough to be inked inside of your brain forever. Someone can go to 100 basketball games at Rupp Arena in their lifetime and experience this phenomenon only a handful of times; blowout wins,…

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December 7, 2019

Kentucky won its 600th game in Rupp Arena

Drew Franklin 6:25pm December 7, 2019 12/7/19

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The Wildcats hit a milestone on Saturday with the 83-52 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. The win was the program’s 600th in Rupp Arena, which set a new record for fastest run to 600 wins in a venue. And with that we're the fastest to reach 600 wins in a venue in @NCAA DI MBB history.…

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