Originally Posted by macro
That is some exciting news, Blimpie. I have a soft spot for the arenas and stadiums that I grew up with, though, so I will be sad so see Rupp replaced if and when that happens. I wish I could believe that a state-of-the-art renovation to Commonwealth would bring a Top Ten football team to UK, but I just can't imagine that ever happening, at least not on a consistent basis.
This part was news to me. When did the name change occur? Did Jim Host agree with the name change?
Actually, Mr. Host stepped down from the organization several years ago. The company continued operating under that name and he remained on the Board.
Last November, when IMG purchased the two main divisions within the Host family (Collegiate and Association Management Divisions) I suddenly became an IMG employee.