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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Storming the Court, Could it Happen at UK?

Interesting talk broke out in the Clear Channel offices last week about storming the court in college basketball after Indiana students and fans flooded the court after beating 20th ranked Illinois.  Those in the office tried to dig deep into our minds to think of a time that Kentucky fans had done such a thing.  I know I couldn’t remember a time, and nobody else could.  Somebody mentioned that they remember it happening at Memorial in the 1960’s, but couldn’t remember the game.

So, going under the assumption that fans have never stormed the court at a UK game in the modern era, the discussion quickly moved to what it would take for something like that to happen.  And generally, 2 lines of thought were discussed:

1) IT’S ALL ABOUT THE OPPONENT AND/OR END OF GAME SITUATION

-Some argue that you can’t storm the court without beating a great opponent in an upset OR with a buzzer beater over a top opponent.  In Kentucky’s case, it’s rare that they are big underdogs at home.  Since moving to Rupp Arena, Kentucky has beaten 5 teams ranked in the Top 3 at the time of the game.  Here are those instances, with Kentucky’s ranking in parentheses:

1979: Beat #1 Indiana (UK #5)
2003: Beat #1 Florida (UK #6)
1981: Beat #2 LSU (UK #9)
1998: Beat #2 Maryland (UK #5)
2008: Beat #3 Tennessee (UK Unranked)

Only the game in 2008 was Kentucky not in the Top 10.  And I don’t remember there being a huge push to rush the floor in that game.  Because UK has been ranked in the Top 20 for most weeks over the last 20 years, they just don’t have the shock and awe of winning a game at home that teams like Indiana or Penn State or Iowa State have.  I mean really, how often have you been really SURPRISED that Kentucky won a game at Rupp Arena? 

Some would argue that it not only is the opponent who must be right, but there must also be an exciting finish as well.  To me, this argument is crushed pretty easily with 1 game:

1987: Kentucky beats Louisville with tip-in at the buzzer

Kentucky beats its most heated rival with a buzzer beating tip-in, and if I remember correctly, fans did not storm the floor there.  Of course, Louisville was unranked that day and Kentucky was ranked #1, which brings me to the 2nd school of thought of what it would take:

2) STATE OF THE PROGRAM

Some have argued that Indiana has dropped so far, even beating a team like 20th ranked Illinois was enough to storm the floor.  That’s why at places like Duke, they seem to storm the field with every football win.  When a crappy program pulls an upset, the pure emotion of that leads to floor storming.  And because Kentucky has not dropped the level of Indiana, even during probation, that is why fans don’t storm.  If Kentucky put together 3-4 straight years of sub-.500 play, then maybe a win over a Top 25 team would change that.  I disagree, but some in the sports office argued that.    

Since coming off probation in 1992, Kentucky has never been so down as the last 2 years of Tubby Smith and the 2 years Billy Gillispie.  In that 4-year stretch, Kentucky only beat 3 ranked teams at home:

Beat #3 Tennessee in 2008
Beat #4 Louisville in 2005
Beat #13 Vanderbilt in 2008

Did we consider storming the floor then?  I don’t think so.  Then, following that 4 year stretch of sub-par play, Kentucky beat 10th ranked North Carolina at home early last season, with a close ending, and nobody ran onto the floor afterwards.  So, just how bad does it have to get at Kentucky before it would be acceptable to flood the court?

Give me your opinion: IS THERE A SCENARIO WHERE UK FANS WOULD STORM THE COURT?  BEATING DUKE ON A LAST SECOND SHOT?  OR IS IT JUST “BELOW” US TO DO THAT?     

Article written by Bryan the Intern

125 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Storming the Court, Could it Happen at UK?



  1. Mr. Knight
    10:04 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    UK fans should never rush the court in any regular season win. It is definitely “below” us.



  2. Rev Randy J
    10:06 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    This game was in the midst of probation: http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/statistics/Games/19900215LouisianaState.html Look at the box score, who LSU had, who we had, they were ranked 12th. If the court wasn’t stormed then, it probably won’t be getting stormed.



  3. Faithful
    10:07 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never Under any circumstances in basketball, football on the other hand every time we beat a top ten team



  4. Roger Hardons
    10:07 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    NEVER!!!!! You young fans are killing UK’s tradition. PLEASE STOP.



  5. WHA WHA WHAT
    10:09 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    2-best game i have ever watched at Rupp.



  6. NotBTI
    10:11 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #1. You’re a moron who probably hates Tipton too. You can “below” me



  7. Brandon
    10:12 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never!!!! We are F*** Kentukcy!!!!!



  8. ednunn
    10:12 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    we stormed the court after the LSU win in ’81 or ’82. I have pics of Al Mcquire and Billy Packer taken from the court after the game. Not an all-out storming like IU, have to remember there was no student courtside seating then.



  9. awesometron
    10:12 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I somehow got to the front row of the student section (despite going to the other little school on Broadway) during the UK-Florida game in 2003 when Florida was #1 and Kentucky absolutely destroyed them. There were halfhearted talks of storming the court, but the state troopers lined up in front of everyone put a pretty quick end to whatever talks that may have been ongoing by threatening everyone with going to jail. At that point everyone decided that it was definitely below UK to storm the court.

    However there are some victories that could warrant storming the court: It would be acceptable after beating:

    -the 1992 Dream Team
    -Terrorism



  10. NotBTI
    10:12 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #4 UK’s “tradition” is really overrated. UK HAD STREAKS OF 20 and 18 YEARS WITHOUT WINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS! Show me where anyone has ever said that UK was a good historical program.



  11. willdcat1
    10:13 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    the lower arena folks (excluding Erupption zone, students) would have to wake up first, b4 storming. Assuming they didn’t leave early to beat traffic…they don’t stand up, yell, cheer, support the Cats – so why would they storm?



  12. BigBlueFan31
    10:14 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I totally agree with #1. UK should NEVER storm the floor after a win over anyone. We EXPECT to win, no matter what our ranking is. I think Football should only storm the field if they can beat Bama, UT, UF, or LSU. Storming after beating anyone else signifies that you don’t believe you can ever get on their level. I was at the SC game this year. I was 16 rows from the field. I did not storm the field. UK fans who did were foolish to do so. To some it was a W over Spurrier. To knowledgable fans, it was a win over a SC team that UK should always beat at home.
    Being an Oklahoma football fan as well I could use these to programs as parallels. OU should never storm in football and UK should never in basketball. It’s “below” both.



  13. Enes
    10:14 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    NCAA magically reverses their decision and declares Enes Kanter eligible to play at the end of a game. That might get students to rush the court and congratulate Enes.



  14. BigBlueFan31
    10:15 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    **two programs



  15. UL Trolls Suck
    10:16 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never. If it happens, it will be quite sad.

    10 – You can pick any basketball pundit. Anyone. Dicky V, Bilas, Katz, anyone. Go mug someone, you ignorant tard fan.



  16. DavenderCatTheSequel
    10:16 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    It’s the lower bowl folks. The last time they stormed anything was when Bob Evans added Postum to the beverage list. Maybe the Bastille.



  17. Mack
    10:17 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Storm the court only as an excuse to run down bobby knight.



  18. Lincoln Park
    10:17 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    10) HAHAHA – Classic denial.

    As for the subject at hand, UK doesn’t storm courts, but we’re always looking for an excuse to storm the (football) field.



  19. Joe
    10:18 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    16, That’s money. LOL



  20. Coach Enes
    10:19 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    The ONE and ONLY scenario: For some reason the Final Four is held in Rupp or New Rupp, and we win the National Championship. End of Story.



  21. Soap MacTavish
    10:20 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    It’s like they tell the students when we go to the ticket lotteries: “Southeastern Conference rules prevent anyone from rushing the court after games, but we don’t do that here anyway.” NEVER storm the court. Ever.



  22. poorhartline
    10:21 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    lets think about this…there is no way our lower arena fans could even storm the court, their arthritis is too bad..but seriously we should never do this, it is embarrassing, it makes the opponent look as if they were supposed to be superior



  23. UKWildcats86
    10:22 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #10- thats the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard and doesn’t even deserve a response. ANYWAY….
    No we shouldn’t storm the court. I just dont think the program will ever be bad enough for long enough for fans to forget the teams that have competed at the highest level. Also, when your at the level you should act like you’ve been there before. Storming the court is for underdogs not college basketball blue bloods



  24. Cardinal Football fan
    10:22 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I FRAMED the picture when UK beat KRAGTHORPE in 2007 at Commonwealth!!! The fans STORMED the field and Dick Lyons was crying his little eyes out!!! Hahhahahaha!!! Louisville has NEVER and will NEVER storm the football field after beating a Kentcky team!! THANK YOU FOR THE HONOR OF STORMING THE FIELD AFTER BEATING THE CARDINALS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!



  25. KB7
    10:23 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    to storm the court at Rupp is to accept mediocrity.



  26. NotBTI
    10:24 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Why is everyone forgetting about the South Carolina game in the ’05-’06 season? Rondo hit a game winning three as time expired and students poured out from the Erupption Zone onto the floor.



  27. Catfando2
    10:26 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    The only time uk fans should storm the court is if the blue haired’s muster up enough strength to stand up and cheer! That would be a big accomplishment.



  28. UKWildcats86
    10:28 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #24 – you realize UL and UK both suck at football right? Are you trying to act like UL is some kind of traditional football school or powerhouse because that would be hilarious. If you polled 1,000,000 people maybe 1 would name UL in the top 25 football programs of all time



  29. Coach John
    10:28 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    In the game against LSU in comment 2, did they experiment with a 6 foul limit that year? 3 players are listed as having 6 fouls. Vaguely remember that rule but not for sure.



  30. bung
    10:29 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    20)agree….and then only the students that had been drinking, and if the winnng shot was hit by an in-state kid named Rupp and it was for #12



  31. catty
    10:29 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never ever do we storm the court. Except as #17 said.



  32. symphonist
    10:30 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I can think of only one possible scenario where it MIGHT be acceptable to storm the court, and that’s if the NCAA would ever let the home team play on their own floor in a Regional. IF the 1998 Regional Final against Dook had been played at Rupp Arena, I believe the combination of the huge 2nd half comeback, the fact that UK was the underdog, and the fact that it was the hated Blow Devils we came back against to earn a spot in the Final Four would have seen at least the student section rushing the floor. Any other scenario would be unacceptable.



  33. YearyCat
    10:30 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    What about on Senior night of the Last game ever at Rupp. Maybe something just to get all the fans on the floor for the first and last time. But other than that NEVER. Who knows we may never lose a home game again till there is a new building



  34. claw
    10:30 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Schedule a rematch with Gardner-Webb and beat them. Storm the court just to mess with everyone’s heads.



  35. tdogg4033011
    10:32 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’d say storm the court with aggression if Mark Emmert is anywhere on it ……. thats the only way !!!



  36. hlhklh
    10:32 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    With the guy that said only if Final 4 was held in Rupp & UK won the Title.



  37. SoCalCat
    10:32 am February 1, 2011 Permalink


  38. soggyUKgrad
    10:33 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #10 & 24..your line beards and Schlitz-stained wife-beaters are a dead giveaway…serious talk, can’t you find anything better to do than troll Big Brother’s message boards? pathetic.

    on to the question…the only way UK fans would storm the court is if the Nat’l Championship were being held at Rupp….and we were playing the Taliban…and the win would cure cancer while also ending crime and poverty. that is all.



  39. Sangaman
    10:33 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Storming the court reeks of mediocrity. I think it’d be merited only if UK wins the championship game. I suppose I could see it happening if UK makes an epic comeback (imagine if the LSU comeback were at home) against a too ranked rival, but even then I’d prefer if it didn’t happen.

    It would have been very bad form if fans rushed the court in the 2003 win over Florida. We were the better team both that year and in recent history, so it would have been completely uncalled for.



  40. bung
    10:35 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    playing the taliban………..hahahahaha



  41. IndyAlum
    10:37 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #24 – I’m sorry, that’s the most pathetic thing I’ve ever heard.

    No, we don’t storm the court. Period.



  42. NotBTI
    10:37 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #39 – You’re wrong about 2003. Florida was ranked higher than UK most of the year and Florida got beat by a very good MSU team that almost went to the final four. UK got crushed by a terrible Marquette team.



  43. DavenderCatTheSequel
    10:37 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    24) You framed the photo of a UK win. I’m sure Tom Jurich appreciates your fandom.



  44. Joe
    10:38 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    24. I agree. Louisville will never storm the field after beating Kentucky. Mostly because they’ll never beat Kentucky again.



  45. Caywood Court
    10:38 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I will never be stormed. There is no case where it would happen, ever. First of all as others stated, we are rarely a big underdog at home, we are almost always favored to win. Secondly, there is no way that the lower arena “fans”, erupption zone excluded, would lower themselves to actually celebrate something the team did. Plus, there’s that whole state trooper protecting me thing…



  46. Jonathon (J-Walk) Walker
    10:39 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    NOTBTI. I was at that game and whatever you speak of does not count as “storming the court” a couple fans got out there. That was a sweet shot Rondo hit though.



  47. NotBTI
    10:39 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #46 When did I say they stormed the court? I never said that. You are completely mistaken.



  48. Justme
    10:43 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    We are Kentucky. We do not, under any circumstance, storm the basketball court. We do tear down goalposts.



  49. minton
    10:44 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Storm the court? That’s a good way to break a hip. We’ll just sit quitely and enjoy the show with our blue hair.



  50. Cubbiesfan05
    10:46 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Would never happen in Rupp…the people around the court won’t even allow you to stand up and cheer, much less jump over them to get to the court. My guess is you would be beaten with canes and walkers if you attempted this. While I have utmost respect for that generation, the last time any of them stormed anything was the beaches of Normandy.



  51. Manbearpig
    10:48 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I think the only time it would be acceptable would be on the last night a game is played in Rupp and that would just be because of pure emotion of leaving behind one of the greatest college basketball venues. Other then that, no, we should never even consider storming the court



  52. Manbearpig
    10:49 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #50, I think I just spit out most of my orange juice because of that last line, classic



  53. TonyDelk00
    10:49 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never, never, never storm the court! No one is worthy! I don’t care the scenario, we are Kentucky.



  54. jsrobi0
    10:50 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I was at 3 of the 5 games mentioned (98, 03, and 08) and I can’t remember anyone coming even close to storming the court. Of those 3 games, the Maryland win in 98 was the one that I remember being the most exciting and craziest atmosphere I can remember experiencing in Rupp and still I don’t think that anyone considered rushing the court. As it has been said… We are Kentucky. We have beaten all those teams before and will do so again at some time in the future. Regardless of the difference in ranking or the critical nature of the game, we should expect to at least have a chance to win and thus should never be in a position to rush the court.



  55. Fake Bryan the Intern
    10:52 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    My posts are well thought out. I use Google.



  56. Cubbiesfan05
    10:54 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #51 Thanks…but it is true, sad but true



  57. WildcatRider
    10:55 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Agree with post 1. All other posts can be deleted.



  58. juststandup
    10:56 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    People can’t even stand up an entire game when it is close – they are obviously handicapped – so how could they possibly storm the court.
    The question is pointless. If someday, people lose their disablity and learn to stand, then by all means, show your
    enthusiasm and rush the dag gone court. The moment it is time, real fans will know.



  59. WildcatRider
    10:56 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Except post 50. He can stay.



  60. Tobias Funke
    10:58 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    what is the number to text Matt at 1080 AM??



  61. fitzinlex
    11:01 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is the stupidest post ever. Of course we would not rush the court under any circumstances. Why are we discussing this? Wasted space.



  62. Fake Bryan the Intern
    11:04 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    61. I have laid out the plausible scenarios. My facts are sound, read it again and agree with me that it can happen.



  63. T.J.
    11:05 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    24- Only in Louisville, is there honor in losing. You are ignorant lol



  64. Neil
    11:05 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never…..we are KENTUCKY. Need I remind anyone that KENTUCKY is college basketball. We should never ever storm the court.



  65. Jack
    11:08 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Absolutely no way. Not ever. The “Greatest Tradition in the History of College Basketball” simply cheers, plays My Old Kentucky Home and quietly leaves the arena. No foolishness. So far below us it doesn’t even merit consideration.



  66. Daggumit Larry
    11:14 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    If at the end of the game, Cal grabs a microphone and announces that he just got word that the NCAA has decided to allow Enes to play. Then we can storm the court. Otherwise, UK Basketball expects to win.



  67. Pharmboy
    11:14 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    42- does a 3 seed qualify as a terrible team? That game was played in Minneapolis, which i think is a little closer to wisconsin than kentucky, against a future NBA star who went off for a triple double with uk’s best player hobbled with a sprained ankle.



  68. bluehairukfan
    11:20 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Of course we would never storm the court. you have to act like you’ve been there. And we have! more than any other team in college basketball. and btw, not all of us “old folks” are comatose during games. my kids threatened to not sit with me during games out in public if I didn’t keep it down. so just remember, if you are lucky enough to grow gray, it will be your place to show your kids how to be a true blue fan.



  69. Calipartytime
    11:24 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Several Blue Hairs tried to storm the court in 2008, but by the time they actually made it onto the court, it was dark because Arena security turned out the lights because the janitors had finished cleaning after the game….



  70. VII
    11:25 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Only scenario where it MIGHT be acceptable to storm the court is if UK were to beat a RIVAL (not just another team i.e. Duke, Louisville, IU, Carolina, Florida or Tennessee) at Rupp for the National Championship.

    Since they’ll never play a Final Four in Rupp, it’s a moot point.



  71. serdi
    11:28 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    March of 1973 when we beat Tennessee to win the SEC at Memorial Coliseum. Students had camped out beginning 3 days before that game. Had to be close to 13,000 in there that night, students were boosting other students in the windows on the pool side to get in….I also think that there might have been somewhat of storm the last game played in the coliseum in 1977 when we came back from the dead vs. Mississippi State to cinch a spot in the NIT which we won, when the NIT still was a tournament with good teams.



  72. bmt22033
    11:30 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky *IS* college basketball to many UK fans! And those same fans believe we can play and win against anyone, anywhere, anytime. Even when the program is (or was) “down”, I can’t imagine ANY situation, game or opponent that would justify that behavior. Not even an NCAA championship. We’ve been there before. We’ll be there again. It is most definitely “below us”.



  73. KYBLUE
    11:34 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never eva, eva eva storm the court!



  74. big b
    11:34 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    theres alot of good points in what evrybody has said.rupp needs more cheering and a bigger eruption zone cause the old people are the ones killing the tradition by not giving ky a true home court advantage. only when we reach another final four or secure our 8th national title should any ky fans be seen on the court.other than that who is worth our time to storm the court over?



  75. I Call John Wall At Night
    11:42 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    It’s stupid to even bring up the subject. Kentucky storming the court??? Not even in our darkest times during the last 20+ years have we stormed the court. I’m sure it has happened at some point in our history but that is a thing of the past. Championship caliber programs should never storm the court even if they are down and beat a ranked team. Indiana’s youth has destroyed what little tradition they had left. Besides, storming the court is lame anyway.



  76. Appalachian Wonder
    11:49 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    If Kentucky fans ever storm the court, I will be hugely disappointed.



  77. bung
    11:51 am February 1, 2011 Permalink

    hate to disagree but the older fans ARE the tradition. We enjoy what they built. If they were 20 when we won our first one……..I hope I can still get out and pull for the Cats when I am 80+



  78. BlueNotes
    12:00 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is an easy one and there are is ONLY ONE possible scenario – and I get chills just thinking about it… Enjoy .

    UK defeats/upsets #1 seed and one loss Louisville for the National Title in a game played at the Yum Center. What could be a more poetic statement by Big Brother then to whoop up on Little Brother in their own backyard.

    Naturally, the other UL loss that year would be to UK as well. And what the hell, make it Pitino’s final game, too. And just for icing on the cake, it comes off a last second length of the court pass and shot as time expires!!!

    And UK wins its third straight National Title having defeated UNC two years prior, Duke the past year, and now UL

    FOR THAT.. I RUSH THE COURT!! Where I bump into Ashley Judd and she tongues kisses my tonsils!!
    Go Big Blue!!!



  79. bung
    12:07 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    .



  80. Caliparty
    12:07 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Wait, you’re telling me LSU was ranked #2 one time? consider my mind BLOWN.



  81. Collumbia Cat
    12:09 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Folks, don`t be fooled by the recent video claimimg to be an iU victory celebration following a home court victory over Illinois. It is actually a celebration following the Enes Kanter inegibility announcement.

    All indiana fans are pocket dUKe fans.



  82. CFG
    12:20 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Storming the court is classless. It sends the world a message that you acknowledge your mediocrity. It will never happen at Kentucky. Fans generally only storm the court when their team wins a game that they really should not have…As Kentucky fans we expect to win regardless of who the opponent is or where they are ranked.



  83. off the court
    12:22 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    At no instance should UK fans EVER rush the court. That’s such a rookie move. IU fans embarrassed themselves; IU is one of the most storied programs. Storming the court is what happens when other teams beat us. We should act like we’ve been there before (because we have). I don’t care if we are in year 10 of 10 consecutive years of probation, have no players higher than a 2-star rating, and upset the #1 team in the nation on their home court… As fans we should have the mentality that we deserve to win EVERY game we play in, no matter what the circumstances.



  84. enispresley
    12:24 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Only if the NCAA Championship was played at Rupp again and we win it there by beating Duke by 20.



  85. Sheeeeeeiiiit
    12:34 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    UL fans and trolls-I was curious how it felt to go from beating UCONN to loosing to Georgetown. It Must suck to be on that emotional roller coaster Rick has taken you on this last year. I would be so pissed off right now if I was a card fan. Tired of loosing to UK. Sick of the joke we have become. But I know I wouldn’t be spending my time with UK fans on their message boards. That’s a sad deal you got going there.

    UK fans should not rush the court. Not because we are above it. But because we are supposed to win our home games.



  86. Rick Fifteeno
    12:41 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    NEVER!! UK is UK. The best of all-time. Storming the court is below us. The younger generation of fans need to stop with this foolishness. If UK fans ever storm the court, it will be a bunch of 17 year olds who know NOTHING about the tradition and legacy of UK Basketball.



  87. Pierce Buster
    12:42 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #10 “NotBTI”
    You’re the dumbest person I’ve seen comment on this website in quite some time pal.



  88. BreJe
    12:43 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    it will never happen



  89. uk64
    12:45 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Win NCAA at Rupp.



  90. BlooBloodCat
    12:47 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    should never happen….period…..never…ever



  91. Dumb&Dumberer
    12:51 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Of course we would storm the court… for Free Raising Cane’s



  92. scott
    12:52 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    need some help BBN. I am snowed in and i dont have espnU. I cant go to the sports bar and watch it. Any websites out there that will show this game?



  93. Never
    12:52 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    No matter the situation, no matter who we beat, no matter how “down” our year, no matter how far behind we are late in a game it will NEVER EVER suprise BBN that we won….not enough to storm the floor against anybody for any game.
    That said….we could easily destroy some goal posts out on Nicholasville Road.



  94. rc
    12:55 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    A win clinching an undefeated season?



  95. pioneer
    1:02 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    we should only rush the court, if its for a national championship on our own Rupp Arena floor. Since that is almost never going to happen, we should never rush the floor no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  96. Kara
    1:03 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t believe storming the court at Rupp will ever happen, no matter the situation, solely based on the fact that the majority of the lower arena is filled with people of an older generation. Most of our student section is seated in the upper arena, unlike a lot of other major basketball schools. So, even if our students were WANTING to storm the court, it would be near impossible… and I’m sure those that DID manage would be scoffed at by some old farts who paid for their prime seats.



  97. Bristow
    1:06 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I would probably join in storming the court if UK beat the Lakers in Rupp Arena.



  98. Emmert still sucks
    1:08 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #8. I was a student at UK during both 81-82 and usually sat in Section 31-32 when students actually had some half-way decent seats. There was no court storming against LSU or any other team during the time I was there. If there had been, I would have joined the party….but I can assure you, no one stormed anything.



  99. so what
    1:15 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    NEVARRRR!!!!



  100. The Fake Fake Gimel Martinez
    1:22 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #24 – I vividly remember Louisville fans storming the field after beating Rutgers in the last game of the season in Kragthorpe’s first or second year. They were down big at half and the vast majority of Louisville’s fairweather fan base was gone, so the crowd that did the storming was small.



  101. boots45
    1:23 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Never!



  102. KYStout
    1:30 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    We do not storm the court at Camelot. Only peasants do that.



  103. ednunn
    1:50 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #98. I was on the court and not alone. March 1981. Senior Day. Loudest Rupp has EVER been. LSU ranked 2nd UK 10th.



  104. ednunn
    2:03 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #98
    March ’81. LSU ranked #2 Uk #10. Senior Day. Loudest Rupp has EVER been. Celebrated on the floor and not alone. .



  105. BIGBLUEDAVE
    2:07 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    WHEN YOU HAVE 7 NATIONAL TITLES, YOU DO NOT RUSH THE COURT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!

    GO CATS!!



  106. Mark
    2:07 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I dreamed this a while back. We were down 21 points to Duke and we only had 4 players left playing after some getting hurt and some fouling out with five minutes to play. The NCAA had the quickest ruling of all time and allowed Enes to go to the locker, get dressed and play. Long story short, we scored 22 straight points with a last second Enes dunk, shattering the backboard………..We rushed the court then! I woke up sweating 🙂



  107. Nix112
    2:19 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    No. We expect to win every game. People storm when they are lucky enough to beat us, not the other way around.



  108. CATSCATSCATS
    2:28 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with 107. That would be pretty weird for us to claim that we are the greatest tradition in the history of college basketball then 40 mins later we all run around flapping our arms on the court because we beat someone. It’s just stupid and yes you could even say it’s below us. Besides, who’s going to rush the court? Joe B. Hall and 10,000 old people? The E-Zone is guarded by security and the other big student section is two stories up. Games where people storm the court usually have thousands of students already sitting around the entire court.



  109. CatSinceBirth
    2:42 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    They’ll never storm the court at Rupp. There isn’t enough walkers available.



  110. UK_Football_Fan
    2:52 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    There is only one way it could happen and it would literally never come to pass.
    1. Playing Duke at Rupp;
    2. Duke #1, undefeated and considered a threat to go undefeated for the year.
    3. UK outside the top 10, and;
    4. Buzzer beater



  111. possible
    2:53 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Maybe if we defeated the lakers or heat in a pre-season exhibition that Cal managed to set up. A polson 3 over kobe might pull ’em out of the seats.



  112. Go Deep
    2:57 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    No



  113. Big Blue Nation
    3:16 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    The only situation that UK fans would maybe consider rushing the floor would be winning the National Championship. By the way, the only reason that would happen is that the BLUE HAIRS wouldnt be in the path to the floor.

    I havent been to a UK game since the Pitino era, but.. even then the atmosphere at RUMP arena is far from exciting. Too many OLD FARTS in the lower arena they most likely would pop a hernia if they jumped outta their seat on a TERRANCE JONES JAM. UK basketball is a great but RUPP arena crowds for the most part cant hold a light to other less than storied programs when it comes to team spirit.



  114. Kevo
    3:29 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Not Likely, I don’t think anyone realizes the number of old people who would be trampled in their seats if fans tried to get over them to get to the floor. We would have at least 3 deaths related to young fans being stabbed with canes and/or walkers…



  115. vitaminP
    3:34 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Actually, the court was rushed after the Tennessee game in 2008. I still have my issue of the Kernel with the picture on the front page.



  116. catfanran
    3:36 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER…………….WE HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE We should never bow to any foe after we beat them…………..CFR



  117. not rush limbaugh
    3:39 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    #38 – spoken like a true pi$$ed off democrat who has lost his grip on reality and drowns all of his sorrows in a bottle of jager. you obviously need to blow off some misplaced rage. find some friends, then actually do something social instead of sitting in front your computer all day.



  118. kyblue
    4:03 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    NEVER



  119. Will
    4:26 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    115…wasn’t that an away game when Meeks went nuts??? I remember the court being littered with people if thats what you mean.



  120. Will
    4:29 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t think we should ever do it either…but I’m telling you…a last second buzzer beating 3 pointer to beat Louisville or Duke would bring the Erupption zone out to the floor..maybe not a sea of people like at some other schools..but I think they would come out onto the floor around the players. They are kids after all.



  121. UK7NatC
    5:11 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    Here’s a scenario for ya…..Duke at home 2.1 seconds left we have the ball on the opposite end of the court…full court heave and catch at the free throw line and a shot at the buzzer for the win…All that pent up emotion from ’92 just might be enough to stir even the lower bowl fans.



  122. UK7NatC
    5:13 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    2.1 seconds left…against duke…full court heave and catch at the free throw line turn around buzzer beater for the win….the pent up emotion from the ’92 game might just be enough to stir even the lower bowl fans.



  123. trey
    7:54 pm February 1, 2011 Permalink

    i watched kentucku destroy #1 florida and we treated it like just another game…kentucky is a 7 time ncaa champion they should never storm the court unless they hosted the title game and we won



  124. bigbluemaniac19
    8:15 am February 2, 2011 Permalink

    if billy clyde stumbled onto cawoods court in a drunken freenzy cursing the big blue nation for his firing, we would storm the court to rip him up lol



  125. ukfan4life
    9:45 am February 2, 2011 Permalink

    no freaking way Rupp gets stormed. It has always puzzled me why big-name programs do that, like west virginia did a couple weeks ago after beating Purdue. yes, a Big East team stormed their court after beating Purdue. that just screams to me, “we know we’re not as good of a program as you are.” and we all know that Kentucky fans will never feel that way about someone else