Kentucky Wildcats Return to Memorial Coliseum for One Night Only

Nate HargisContributor IMarch 16, 2009

For the first time since 1976, when the Wildcats moved to their downtown home in Rupp Arena, the University of Kentucky will play a home game at Memorial Coliseum. 
Even though it is only the NIT, Tuesday night's crowd will be rocking. All tickets went on sale Sunday night and the game is already sold out.
It will be a special night in a special place for UK fans as the Cats will compete in a venue that holds a special place in so many UK fans' hearts. And the younger fans will get to experience a game in a new setting.
I have always thought that UK should play once per year in Memorial and, in my opinion, it should be the Tennessee game. But we all know this will never happen because of money, so to those attending, have the time of your life.

After looking at my brackets on Monday, I have come up with a Final Four of Michigan State, UConn, Pitt, and Oklahoma. Oklahoma and UConn will meet for the title and the Huskies will win it all.

I have predicted a couple of upsets with the Hilltoppers from Western Kentucky making it to the Sweet Sixteen.

I cannot wait for Thursday and Friday. I have taken two vacation days from work and I am really going to enjoy two full days of nothing but basketball.

The baseball Cats ended up losing Game 2 of a doubleheader with LSU on Sunday and Monday night's game at Nicholls State was canceled. UK is scheduled to play at New Orleans Tuesday night before heading home to open up the SEC slate against Vanderbilt on Friday.

I encourage everyone to come out and support this team. The games are a lot of fun, the tickets are cheap, and this team is darn good.

I will have a post up Tuesday night after the game. Enjoy St. Patrick’s day and a Cats victory.