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Twitter roundup for changing the name of Rupp Arena

A group of UK faculty members made the request for it to be changed.

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On Thursday, it was reported that members of the University of Kentucky African American and Africana Studies programs are calling for a new name for Rupp Arena.

Jon Hale of the Courier-Journal broke the news and noted the faculty made the request in order to improve race relations on campus.

“The Adolph Rupp name has come to stand for racism and exclusion in UK athletics and alienates Black students, fans, and attendees,” the faculty wrote in a letter to school president Eli Capilouto.

Here is how people reacted to the news on Twitter:

Needless to say, this is a very sensitive subject that’s drawing out some passionate responses from fans and media alike.

Do you agree or disagree that Rupp Arena should be renamed? Let us know in the comments section.