Finance professor Joe Peek, the faculty representative on UK’s Board of Trustees, entered the basketball arena debate when he distributed his newsletter on Monday.
“Of course, the biggest issue facing UK today is whether we renovate Rupp Arena or build a new basketball arena,” he wrote. “It is times like these that we must remember The Golden Rule: Whosoever has the gold makes the rules.
“After much careful thought on the matter, I have concluded that a new basketball arena should be constructed on UK’s central campus with as many luxury boxes as can possibly be stuffed into the structure. Each of these luxury boxes should be a dual purpose room that also can be used as a state-of-the-art, high-tech classroom.
“I see no other way for central campus to finally obtain a long overdue and much needed modern classroom building.”