Members of the NCAA Champion 1996 Wildcats were presented with new championship rings at halftime of tonight’s game. Antoine Walker, Oliver Simmons, Jeff Sheppard, Jared Prickett, Walter McCarty, Jason Lathrem, Anthony Epps, Tony Delk, Derek Anderson and Wayne Turner were introduced one at a time off the bench to receive their rings from Mitch Barnhart.
Nazr Mohammed, Allen Edwards, Ron Mercer, Mark Pope and Cameron Mills were unable to attend, but they sent video messages that were played throughout the game. Pope stole the show when he ripped off his suit to reveal his old No. 41 Kentucky jersey underneath, followed by a “C-A-T-S! CATS! CATS! CATS!” chant.