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catmandoo
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posted 08-27-2021 12:17 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Former Kentucky star Sean Woods will bring his Southern basketball team to Rupp Arena in December in the first of a five-year series the Wildcats will play against SWAC teams.

The five-game series, dubbed the Unity Series, is designed to promote the historically Black colleges and universities of the SWAC and "raise funds to provide opportunities for students at their institutions."

“I am really proud of our leadership for identifying an opportunity to take what we do on the basketball court and leverage it into an annual weeklong event that will have a major impact on HBCUs and their students,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said in a news release. “My hope is this event not only opens the door for opportunities for students at HBCUs, but that others at our school and across the country will take advantage of the educational opportunities that we will put together to continue the meaningful conversations and changes that have taken place over the last year.”


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http://www.ukfightsong.com/

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Tiptree
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posted 08-27-2021 05:12 PM      Profile for Tiptree   Email Tiptree   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK, now consider what this is.

Fans will have to endure a five year set of cupcakes instead of games that we will want to watch. And, this is basically a form of 'wealth transfer' from UK and its fans to the HBCUs.

Can we PLEASE keep politics and "race" OUT of sports?

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Tiptree

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posted 08-27-2021 05:30 PM      Profile for Old Norm   Email Old Norm   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not likely

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Pray For Our Country!

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