It’s gearing up to be another big weekend for UK athletics. The men’s basketball team takes on Vandy inside Rupp Arena Saturday night, while the women’s team will be inside Memorial Coliseum Sunday at 1 p.m. to take on Ole Miss. Of course, you could go for the basketball. Or, you could go for the freebies.
John Calipari, who has continuously stressed the idea of “building” this particular team over the past few weeks, announced fans will receive these hard hats, courtesy of the company that created the first hard hat.
My focus is continuing to “build” this team and program and @Bullard1898 is showing their support by providing hard hats to fans at Rupp tomorrow.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 11, 2019
According to Coach Cal’s tweet, the BBN will be attempting to etch their names in the Guinness Book of World Records. Maybe they’re going for “Largest gathering of people wearing helmets,” which is currently held by the Ministry of the Interior in the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to a quick google search, it looks like the record is 3,929 people. The record was set in 2016. Here’s a picture of the record-breaking occassion:
3,929 people? Rupp Arena can definitely beat that.
The women’s team will also have some goodies for fans coming to their SEC matchup – they’re looking to continue the positive momentum following Kentucky’s big win against the Lady Vols in Knoxville. The team is getting really into “National Rubber Duck Day.”
We have a game on National Rubber Duck Day? Taking full of advantage of that one Sunday.
Free Basketball Rubber Ducks while supplies last. #poWEr
— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) January 11, 2019
On a related note… Did anyone know there’s a National Rubber Duck Day?!