John Calipari, staff planning championship trophy tour



Head coach John Calipari and his staff will go on a tour of the state with the national championship trophy later this week, he announced on Twitter Tuesday night.

The tour, sponsored by Verizon Wireless, will make its first stops in Ashland, Pikeville and Hazard on Thursday.

On Friday, the tour will travel to Frankfort, Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Paducah.

The tour concludes Saturday with the trophy only at Verizon stores in Lexington (Hamburg) and Louisville (Old Brownsboro Crossing).

A full schedule, including exact location

Thursday, April 12th

Ashland, KY: Kroger (Noon-1:00 pm ET)

711 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Ashland, KY 41101


Thursday, April 12th

Pikeville, KY: Expo Center Main Street Plaza (2:30-3:30 pm ET)

Billy Johnson Stage

126 Main Street

Pikeville, KY 41501-1144


Thursday, April 12th

Hazard, KY: Perry County Park (5:00-6:00 pm ET)

354 Perry Park Road

Hazard, KY 41701-9522


On Friday, the staff will board a train in Nicholasville, Ky. that will take them through Midway, Ky. at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Frankfort, Ky. at 11:45 a.m.

Friday, April 13th

Frankfort, KY: Old Capitol Annex (11:45 am-12:45 pm ET)

300 West Broadway

Frankfort, KY 40601

Friday, April 13th

Elizabethtown, KY: Kroger (2:30-3:30 pm ET)

111 Towne Drive

Elizabethtown, KY 42701


Friday, April 13th

Owensboro, KY: Kroger (4:00-5:00 pm CT)

2630 Frederica Street

Owensboro, KY 42301


Friday, April 13th

Paducah, KY: Kroger (7:30-8:30 pm CT)

3141 Park Avenue

Paducah, KY 42001



Saturday, April 14th 

at Verizon Wireless

Lexington: Hamburg (10:00 am – 2:00 pm ET)

1895 Vendor Way

Lexington, KY 40509



Saturday, April 14th 

at Verizon Wireless

Louisville: Old Brownsboro Crossing (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET)

4830 Norton Healthcare Blvd.

Louisville, KY 40222