I received this photo via a trusted source from within the belly of the beast. Signs persuading students to NOT wear UK attire while on campus have been posted up around the University of Louisville. I know from experience that lots of Kentucky fans attend UofL and proudly wear their Wildcat gear to and from class.
It won’t really get you that much unwanted attention at UofL. That’s a bit an overstatement (unlike in the south, where teabagging unsuspecting rivals is fair game NSFW). One may think it unwise to wear your most hated opponent’s logo on campus, but this situation is different – if you wear blue attire on UofL’s campus, you’ll find plenty of others doing the same…daily. The real reason for these signs, in my opinion, is that fact that SO MANY students at Louisville are Kentucky fans. Whatever the circumstances (UPS work, scholarships, family, etc etc) may be, plenty of Cats fans end up at their school. I know this from experience. While it’s certainly not a majority, there’s a large contingency of Big Blue Nation over in the Belknap area of Old Louisville attending classes weekly.
UK is the ‘Commonwealth’s team’ after all.
While we’ve heard plenty of stories in line with the facts stated above, I’ve always wondered what the Louisville contingency in Lexington is like. I know a couple UofL fans who attend UK (usually because they were from Louisville and wanted to go to UK for better education/parties), but you never hear about them as a ‘problem’. There’s no way you’d ever see a sign like this put up at UK. 1) The UofL fanbase there can’t be that large and 2) they probably learned to keep quiet about their red allegiance due to unwanted attention.
So, former/current UK students: How many UofL shirts did/do you see on campus per day? Per year? How bad is the heckling? Were they usually dirty, unkempt vagrants who found the shirts in a dumpster somewhere? Were they all virgins with no friends? Or are they just trolls trollin’?