(Lexington, KY) - The faculty of the African-American and Africana Studies department want Rupp Arena renamed.
The home of UK basketball since 1976 is named for former coach Adolph Rupp. The faculty members say Rupp used racist language and could have used his position to desegregate the team and university.
2005 documentary by Dick Gabriel disputes the claims, saying no former players, assistants or coaches have said Rupp was a racist.
The university says it will consider the concerns and hold discussions on the matter.
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