Kentucky fans bring excitement to ‘College GameDay’ in Rupp

The University of Kentucky hosted ESPN for its weekly “College GameDay” show in advance of Saturday night’s basketball showdown between the fourth-ranked Wildcats and No. 2 Kansas in Rupp Arena.

UK fans packed into one side of the lower arena for the TV presentation, conducted on a stage on the Rupp Arena floor, on Saturday morning. Doors opened at 9 a.m., and the show began at 11. UK officials estimated the crowd at 4,000. For comparison, some previous “GameDay” appearances in Rupp drew crowds of 22,144 (2010) and 15,087 (2013).

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Kentucky Coach John Calipari paid a visit to the set for a nine-minute segment, joining ESPN personalities Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg. The…