John Clay

May 29, 2012

John Clay's notes: Lost in neutral-site basketball debate is effect on local economy

John Calipari said he would love to add a football showdown to the men's and women's basketball doubleheader he had scheduled in 2013-14 with Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Texas. One thing missing from this "neutral site" debate: What about the local businesses — hotels, restaurants, drinking establishments — who benefit from the buzz, excitement and attention generated by a big game?

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About John Clay

John Clay


A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.