UK football redecorates training facility


UK men’s football players get timed on the forty-yard-dash at the Nutter Field House on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Photo by Britney McIntosh

The UK football program recently redecorated the Nutter Training Facility, and seniors Matt Smith and La’Rod King were on hand to give a tour of the practice facility’s new look.

“(The renovation) shows a huge commitment,” Smith said. “Everybody knows about the basketball team winning championships and things like that, a lot of people think highly of them, and it just gives us that hope and that energy that we’re hoping they bring to the football program to make us feel just as important.”

The renovations are the eighth athletics-related renovation the university has completed in the last eight years, and come just one year after the addition of a new video board, digital ribbon and high-definition audio system to Commonwealth Stadium.

The program hopes the money being invested into the football program will not only help the team succeed on the field, but will also entice recruits to consider UK when choosing a school.

“They’re making those updates every year and it’s really helping with the recruiting,” Smith added. “We’ve got a lot of good, young guys that say they love the way everything is laid out and they love the stadium and all that stuff that’s been going on here, and this just adds to it. It’s going to be a good thing.”