Kentucky Wildcat Basketball: It’s a Big Deal
|February 13, 2012||Posted by GoBigBlue under Basketball Highlights|
Forget what people might say at Duke or North Carolina, UCLA or Kansas. Nobody loves their college basketball program like Kentucky fans -- nobody. Where else but Kentucky would a charity auction see a book signed by former President Jimmy Carter go for $70 ... and a basketball signed by Joe B. Hall go for $300? That happened in 2003, a good twenty years after both men had done their best work.
Kentucky fans sell out Rupp Arena for home games and invade opposing gyms for road games, earning the nickname "The Blue Mist." Kentucky fans loved their basketball players, and that love doesn't fade over time. Years and even decades after their playing careers are finished, Kentucky basketball players routinely win whatever political office they seek in their home state.
Wildcat Nation. Catch up with more than 50 of your former heroes, guys who went on to become politicians and pastors, artists and dentists, convicts and coaches. We will cover them all on this website and bring you video of the best dunks, and moments in Kentucky Wildcat Basketball history.