John Calipari issues statement regarding Freedom Hall practice

Per Eric Lindsey of the UK Media Office, the following is a statement from head coach John Calipari in regards to a previously scheduled open practice at Freedom Hall in Louisville on Sunday. The UK men’s basketball team has canceled that practice.

“We originally planned a practice at Freedom Hall on Sunday afternoon to give our guys a chance to practice in an arena that we will compete in later this season,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “The passion of our Kentucky fans in Louisville made it impossible for the word not to get out about the practice at Freedom Hall. Due to the publicity created by several media outlets, we will no longer be able to conduct a preseason practice off campus this weekend. We will schedule an open practice at Freedom Hall and make sure all our fans in Louisville know about it.”