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The Debate About Kentucky’s Rupp Arena Will Be Very Heated

Total112 The faculty of University of Kentucky’s African American & Africana Studies has written an open letter to school president Eli Capilouto asking, amongst other things, for the basketball arena to be re-named after someone other than Adolph Rupp, who has a complicated legacy with regards to race and integration. “The Adolph Rupp name has ...

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Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Where does this end? It doesn’t end until someone says no.
    A school has to say no.
    A franchise has to say no.
    A league or institution needs to say NO!

    Someone … needs to start a trend and stop caving.
    Or It will end badly.

  2. I think John Calipari will (smartly) decline any comment on this issue and will not touch it w/ a ten-foot pole. Yes, his opinion should matter a lot, but in these days & age, any slightly politically incorrect statement a public figure makes will get twisted by the woke mob and fascists, so why insert yourself in this chaos? The smart thing that UK will do is find the highest bidder & sponsor willing to pay tens of millions of dollars for the naming right of the arena and the convention center, and just call it that, which will make many unhappy but this way you are technically not appeasing anybody other than the bottom lines (which most folks will understand).

  3. When one of my children comes to me with a stupid “request” or demand, I smile and tell them, very politely,….

    “Quit being a buffoon… That ain’t happnin’” and walk away…

    No need for discussion… decision made…

    It’s time for the ADULTS to start responding in this fashion to these CHILDREN and their childish demands…

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