Dodson off Kentucky basketball team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari says junior guard Darnell Dodson will not play for the Wildcats next year.

Calipari posted on his Facebook page Sunday night that while Dodson is academically eligible, he won't be with the team when it travels to Canada for a series of exhibition games later this month. Calipari gave no reason behind the decision.

Dodson averaged 6.0 points as a sophomore last season, leading Kentucky with 50 3-pointers.

Fans are going to have to shell out more green to watch Big Blue at Rupp Arena next fall.

The Kentucky Athletic Board raised the cost of basketball tickets Tuesday for the first time in three years, a move officials said was necessary to keep the program moving forward.

Fans will have to make an annual $5,000 donation to the school's K Fund for the right to purchase the best seats at the 23,000-seat arena. That's a bump from $1,350 a year.

Season tickets for the lower bowl of the arena will be $680 for a 17-game schedule -- or $40 a game. Fans sitting in the upper level of the arena will pay $595, or $35 a game. That's a $7 per game increase over last season.


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