Thursday, April 12, 2012

Calipari, trophy set to roll through at 11:05 Friday

By Cody Porter
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

As part of his tour with the NCAA Championship trophy, University of Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari is scheduled to make an appearance in Midway tomorrow morning at 11:05.

The tour, which begins today in Eastern Kentucky, will have Calipari and his staff boarding a train near Rupp Arena at 10:30 a.m. and head to Frankfort for an 11:45 a.m. appearance. The plan is for the train to slow while it passes through Midway, possibly giving fans a chance to see the trophy, Calipari and some of his staff, according to John Hayden, assistant director of media relations for UK Athletics.

Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the trophy beginning today in Ashland, Pikeville and Hazard. The same opportunity will be available at Friday’s stops in Frankfort, Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Paducah, but fans will also will get to ask Calipari questions after he addresses the crowds.

This won’t be the first time the UK head coach has visited Midway. Calipari is a customer of Crittenden Rawlings’ clothing store, Crittenden Fine Gentlemen’s Clothing, on Main Street.

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