UK Alumni Game canceled
08/13/2014 08:43 AM
The UK Alumni Game, originally scheduled for August 24 at Rupp Arena, has been canceled. Fans who purchased tickets will receive a full refund, but will need to return them in-person to the point of purchase. Those that made purchases online or over the phone will be credited back.
Of the cancellation, UK head coach John Calipari said, “Unfortunately, due to a number of circumstances out of our control, we are going to have to cancel this year’s game.”
“We consider the alumni game to be a first-class experience, but without the presence of several of our key alums who had previous commitments, including to USA Basketball, we didn’t feel we could meet the standard that we have set for fans,” Calipari said. “We still had enough commitments to field our team, but it was becoming increasingly difficult to secure enough members for the non-UK team.
“While I’m disappointed for our fans and for the great organizations we were able to help with the game, I’m happy we will still be able to make an impact on our community with the proceeds from my fantasy experience.”
Former UK players Antoine Walker, Derek Anderson and Brandon Knight were among those confirmed for the annual event.