Rupp Arena turns 40 next month and several local businesses will celebrate by offering specialty menu items, created in honor of college basketball's best venue.
The birthday party is scheduled for Monday, October 17
and a percentage of the proceeds of the sale of these items will go to United Way of the Bluegrass, with Rupp Arena matching the total donation amount. So mark your calendar and plan to stop by one of these businesses to celebrate 40 years of Rupp!
West Sixth Brewing
“Rupptoberfest” (Maple-aged Oktoberfest Beer with Vanilla Notes). The first 50 people after 5pm receive a free special edition pint glass.
North Lime Coffee & Donuts - Limestone
“Rupp Sprinkle” (White-frosted Cake Donut with Blue & White Sprinkles) *Limestone Location Only!
Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen
“Blueberry Maple Lemonade”
Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery
“Maple Latte” and “Big Blue Smoothie”
Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream
“Big Blue Sundae” (Blueberry Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce, Graham Crumbles and Whipped Cream, Topped with Blue & White Sprinkles)
Sawyer's Downtown Bar & Grill
“Rupp Blue Burger” (Blue Cheese Burger)
For more information and to RSPV to the party, visit the Rupp Turns 40 Celebration Facebook page
Now let's talk stuff...
The Cats to hold walkthrough, fly to Alabama today.
Mark Stoops didn't have a whole lot to say in his final media appearance of the week, but he did say he is excited about the opportunity in Tuscaloosa and worried about his team competing at a high level and getting better.
"That’s what we’ve been stressing all week is having that great attention to detail, fundamentally playing better," he said. "Our communication needs to be better, so we’re anxious to get out there and have another great opportunity.”
I wonder if he knows Phil Steele predicts Alabama will keep Kentucky's offense from scoring a single touchdown and will cover the 35-point spread.
A couple will get married in Tent City.
The Big Blue Madness Campout will have its first wedding when Ray Branham and Vicki Harvey tie the knot in Tent City later this evening. The couple in Tent No. 1 got their marriage license and plan to wed at 5 pm in front of their tent, among several of Big Blue Nation's finest.
KSR will be there and I'm looking for a plus-one, so please let me know if you or anyone you know would like to be my date.
Love is a beautiful thing.
Today's Ryder Cup morning schedule:
Here are your Friday morning foursome alternate-shot pairings and matchups:
||Jordan Spieth (2-1-1) & Patrick Reed (3-0-1)
||Justin Rose (9-3-2) & Henrik Stenson (5-4-2)
||Rickie Fowler (0-4-4) & Phil Mickelson (16-19-7)
||Rory McIlroy (6-4-4) & Andy Sullivan (0-0-0)
||Jimmy Walker (1-1-3) & Zach Johnson (6-6-2)
||Sergio Garcia (18-9-5) & Martin Kaymer (4-3-3)
||Dustin Johnson (4-3-0) & Matt Kuchar (4-5-2)
||Thomas Pieters (0-0-0) & Lee Westwood (20-15-6)
Four-ball matches will take place in the afternoon.
Nick Richards in in Lexington for his official visit.
The five-star center touched down at Blue Grass Airport last night.
He'll spend the weekend doing the official visit thing and there's a chance he could pull the trigger and give his commitment to John Calipari while in town.
Center | 6-11 | 235 lbs.
Manhasset, NY | St. Patrick’s
AAU: Expressions Elite
||No. 12 | 5 C
||No. 15 | 2 C
||No. 17 | 7 C
If not this weekend, Richards still hopes to commit and sign early, like to the Cats.
Watch the players deliver pizza to campers:
KSR is at Bi-Water Farm for today's show.
With the Georgetown College Fighting Tiger Pep Band! And prizes!
Get in there.