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Rupp Arena Renovation Plan Suspended For Now

It doesn’t look like the Kentucky Wildcats are going to have a renovated basketball arena anytime soon. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray recently unveiled designs for a $351 million renovation and redesign of Rupp Arena and the building of a new convention center next to it.  However, failure to get the necessary support from the state has caused the plans to stall, leading Gray, along...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rupp Arena project fading fast; Eli Capilouto not laying down

It doesn’t look like the Kentucky Wildcats are going to have a renovated basketball arena anytime soon. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray recently unveiled designs for a $310 million renovation and redesign of Rupp Arena and the building of a new convention center next to it.  That plan would eventually fall apart, and now Gray, along with Lexington Center Corporation chairman Brent...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WBC suspends Adrien Broner for racially insensitive comments

Note: It is insensitive to refer to your opponent's race. Ask Adrien Broner. After his win on the undercard of Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana event, Broner told Showtime's Jim Gray of Carlos Molina, (via the New York Daily News' Mitch Abramson) "I've beaten Africans and I just beat the **** out of a Mexican."That's a suspension. And a demand for an apology.WBC...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Gray takes delicious pastry out of Marcos Maidana’s hands

Jim Gray has had his fair share of bizarre interview moments – Pete Rose and LeBron James immediately come to mind – but this one takes the cake. After his loss to Floyd Mayweather this weekend, Marcos Maidana was interviewed by Gray.  He was trying to enjoy what looks to be a frosted pastry after exerting an incredible physical effort over 12 grueling rounds. And what does...
Via Awful Announcing
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcos Maidana learns the hard way never to eat during a Jim Gray interview (Video)

Jim Gray was in full-on mall cop mode Saturday while serving as the ringside correspondent for Showtime’s pay-per-view telecast of the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight. I mean just check out his reaction when Maidana went to eat a snack after his fight. Did you see Gray snatch the wrapper right out of his hand? Guy […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner: “I just beat the f*ck out a Mexican” (Video)

No one ever said Adrien Broner was humble. After beating Molina very easily, he cut his own WWE style promo after the fight. Jim Gray had to tell him to settle down since he was a bit out of hand. He also threw down the challenge to Manny Pacquaio. He’s not making friends is he? Never change Broner. [epitasis]
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Donald Sterling Says Clippers “Not For Sale” (Video)

Jim Gray appeared on Fox News just minutes before NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling for life.  Multiple reports have stated that Silver and the other NBA owners will have the leverage to force Sterling to part with the team. Gray is reporting that Sterling made it clear that the Clippers weren’t up for sale and he had no interest in parting with the franchise...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rupp Arena deal done? Renovations put on hold

The Kentucky Wildcats have one of the proudest traditions in all of sports in their basketball team. With 2,111 all-time wins, UK is the winningest program in the history of college basketball. Needless to say, the best program in college basketball deserves one of the best arenas there is and Rupp Arena is certainly in need of some renovations. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray recently...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lexington officials unveil Rupp renovation plan

Rupp Arena will be modernized as a stand-alone facility with a glass-and-steel appearance that state and local officials promise will improve accessibility and comfort for Kentucky basketball fans. Lexington city officials on Monday revealed the long-awaited redesign of the 38-year-old home of Wildcats men's basketball, with an estimated $310 million budget including $65 million...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky reveals Rupp Arena redesign

The University of Kentucky has plans for a "Rupp for the 21st century," and the artists renderings for the redesign project of its historic basketball venue deliver on the promise. Both inside and out, Rupp Arena's upgrade, estimated to be completed in 2017, should deliver one of the premier gameday experiences in college basketball. This is important, especially for one of the most...
Via Fox Sports South
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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