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January 25, 2023 46 min

Ahead of this weeks match up between UK and Kansas get yourself prepped to enter one of the most storied buildings in college basketball. You will also learn about the progenitors of Rupp arena in the process.

If you missed it learn about The Phog where the latest version of rivalry started the home and home (The Phog Episode

  •  Big Blue Nation, this time with Kevin Cook, author of House of Champions: The Story of Kentucky Basketball's Home Courts.
  • Released last year, Kevin’s book is an artful, spirited, and deep look at the venues that have hosted Wildcat hoops, including the Cats’ current home of Rupp Arena. Kevin’s book also offers rich insight into the stature of UK basketball in and around Lexington.
  • We’re going to talk with Kevin about his motivations to explore Kentucky’s home courts, the little-known details he uncovered in his research, and why a comprehensive review of Kentucky’s home courts is a worthwhile pursuit.
  • Kevin Cook, thanks for joining us here on the 19nine podcast. 

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