Kentucky Pickers: Your own piece of Rupp Arena

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 8 years

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kentucky-pickers If there's one thing Kentucky fans love more than their teams, it's the stuff they can buy to support them. KSR wants to see your odd and unique UK memorabilia. No, not just your run of the mill UK flag or t-shirt collection. We want the weird stuff. Have a stuffed Wildcat eating a cardinal? Send it in. A portrait of John Calipari made entirely of popcorn? Send it in. The odder, the better. IMG_20130501_184647_681 How many of us have dreamed of playing on the Rupp Arena court? Todd Baldwin gets to play on it everyday, in the comfort of his own home. When UK replaced the old floor at Rupp back in 2000, they auctioned off parts of the old one. Todd bought one of the old free throw lanes and installed it in a metal horse barn in his backyard. He says still plays on it two to three times per week with his friends. What about a Rupp Arena clock? ruppclock Ralph Halcomb bought this clock that used to hang outside Rupp on eBay six or seven years ago before it was replaced for renovations. It's 10' x 3', fully functional, and displays the temperature and time. Ralph calls it "the centerpiece of my mancave." BONUS: A piece of the 1996 Championship floor from The Meadowlands. Submitted by Jeffery Grubb. photo Think you can do better? Send us a picture of your unique "UK junk" along with the story behind it and we'll post the best ones on the website. Email pictures to [email protected] with the subject heading "Kentucky Pickers."

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2021-09-16