What does Kentucky’s media-rights deal mean for fans?

Kentucky LogoKentucky’s 15-year multimedia rights deal with JMI Sports guarantees the athletic department $210 million and promises to deliver significant exposure for programs.

The contract includes a $29.4 million signing bonus that will apply to capital projects.

That much we know.

What the new deal means to isn’t as clear.

A breakdown of some of the key questions you might have about the deal, announced Monday morning:

Is one of those ‘capital projects’ a new basketball arena?

Not at this point.

Though the city of Lexington’s proposed renovation of is on hold, Athletics Director said Monday that “I think that’s our preference” to continue playing basketball downtown.

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