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UK to get behind the scenes look at ESPN headquarters

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for espn_logo.jpg As if playing in Madison Square Garden wasn't enough, the Kentucky Wildcats will be getting an up close and personal look at another of the most famous institutions in sports: the ESPN campus.

Staying on the East Coast following their win over Kansas on Tuesday, John Calipari and UK will make a stop to tour the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn., on Friday. The team will also stop by for interviews with a number of different ESPN platforms will hold a practice at ESPN's newly constructed gym.

"We're excited to be in the studio and meet all the personalities," Calipari told ESPN. "Our players grew up on ESPN and it's a big deal to them and our staff."

ESPN often hosts coaches and athletes for similar visits and the network is excited to have the second-ranked Wildcats.

"With Kentucky playing in the area this week/weekend, it worked out for them to make a stop in Bristol on Friday," said Nick Dawson, ESPN's director of programming and acquisitions. "We look forward to having them on-campus. Hopefully, they enjoy a behind the scenes look at ESPN."

As a part of UK's visit, Calipari is scheduled to appear live on SportsCenter during the 1 p.m. hour and line on the Scott Van Pelt Show during the 2 p.m. hour.

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