COLLEGE STATION -- Thursday evening Texas A&M Director of Athletics Bill Byrne granted the University of Kentucky permission to talk to Aggie men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie about the Wildcats coaching vacancy. Now 12 hours later UK has announced that it will hold a pep rally and a press conference today to announce the 21st head coach in UK men’s basketball history (6th in the last 76 years).
An introductory pep rally is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. (eastern time) in Memorial Coliseum. A press conference announcing the new coach will follow at 12:45 p.m. on the men’s practice floor in the Joe Craft Center. The press conference is open to media, athletics board members, board of trustees, and former UK basketball players.