Kentucky will pay $50K to get out of UMass game

wants out of its game with

Massachusetts in November and the school is
willing to pay $50,000 to do it, but the Minutemen aren’t happy.

athletic director Mitch Barnhart told UMass he will cut the check to get out of
a return series game scheduled for the TD Banknorth Garden in

Boston on Nov. 24, but an estimated 7,000
tickets have already been sold for the contest. The arena and the Minutemen
would have to refund those purchases, and overall, stand to lose an estimated
$300,000 that the game would have generated.

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