Kentucky coach John Calipari has big
plans for Freedom Hall.
Calipari said Sunday he could see the Wildcats playing two or
three games at the venerable arena in the future. Those games would
be played after the Louisville Cardinals, the arena's main tenants,
move to a downtown arena next year.
The fifth-ranked Wildcats (6-0) spent Sunday night holding an
open practice at the arena before the Monday night's game against
A crowd of several thousand turned out for the event, and they
roared when several Wildcats, including forward Patrick Patterson,
stomped on the Louisville Cardinal logo at midcourt.
Patterson said he's not really concerned if the move bothered
some of the Cardinals, while Calipari shrugged his shoulders and
said his players sometimes "do dumb things."