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Kentucky Lands in Top Three of College Merchandise Sales

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According to a Statesman.com article, Kentucky is one of the best-selling schools in the nation. The article’s data was collected by the Collegiate Licensing Company from July 2011 to June 2012. I’m sure 2011’s Final Four run, and this year’s National Championship helped out a lot, but it doesn’t take away from how much Big Blue Nation supports their teams and how great of a fan base Kentucky is. The CLC ranked the top ten schools based on their sales over that period of time and here are the results:

1. Texas
2. Alabama
3. Kentucky
4. Florida
5. Michigan
6. Louisiana State
7. North Carolina
8. Georgia
9. Notre Dame
10. Oklahoma

Two things stand out to me. First, I’m shocked to see Texas at number one. Longhorn fans must really love their school, because they have been mediocre in both major sports (basketball and football) over the last two years. Secondly, the number of SEC schools listed. I don’t know if there has been a previous period where a league completely dominated college sports like the SEC did this past year. A basketball National Champion, two football National Champion representatives, one football National Champion, three players going 1-2-3 in the NBA draft — it’s a pretty insane list of accolades. How do you feel about the rankings? Too low, or exactly where you thought we’d be?

 [Kentucky Wildcats land on College Merchandise Sales List]

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

27 Comments for Kentucky Lands in Top Three of College Merchandise Sales



  1. SexnNursinHomes
    7:07 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Tells me that people in the South love them some college sports. That and fried lard.



  2. cig107
    7:13 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    I’m also surprised Texas is #1…I saw another ranking that had us at número dos, behind Ohio State.



  3. thenamerobdigity
    7:17 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Texas is the largest school in the country



  4. el rubio
    7:46 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    wait…..but but but da Cards are the number 1 most profitable team in the nation! flatbill morons.



  5. jill
    8:10 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Yes we are most profitable team in college basketball….reason were not in top is we have to wear real clothes to our jobs….



  6. Manbearpig
    8:33 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Jill, I am going to take a shot that your profession is not of an academic nature based upon your post.by the way…I believe my fries are ready



  7. Blue Haze
    8:43 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    #5 you don’t wear real clothes to work…you wear a McDonald’s uniform…and yes I want fries with that.



  8. Blue Haze
    8:45 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    #4 I think that you didn’t take into account that Tard fans steal their gear so that isn’t reflected in the sales totals.



  9. STEVE BACK
    9:09 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    I am gay and I have a big man crush on Matt Jones. That is why I come on here and dog him so much…I am really flirting with him.



  10. STEVE BACK
    9:09 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Also, Jerry Sandusky is my hero.



  11. jill
    9:18 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    #6…you are way off base. I am sure my education and salary level far surpasses yours.
    #9…glad you admitted your crush on Matt…
    #10…why do you like Jerry Sandusky?



  12. BigBlueFever
    9:22 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    #11 I did hear that wh*res do make lots of money…



  13. klm421
    9:24 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    @11 I bet you also have the fattest azz



  14. Dr. Manbearpig
    9:31 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Watch out everyone we got a bad ass over here…lol Jill it’s the internet so anyone can make up any salary or educational background to make themselves sleep better at night. But I assure you Jill I highly doubt your qualifications and accomplishments of being employee of the month for 3 months in a row at McDonald’s lacks behind my own personal merit. Go shave your line beard.



  15. jill
    9:35 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    #14…but, employee of the month 4 in a row would surpass you?? Wow…



  16. jill
    9:36 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    #14…but, employee of the month four in a row would surpass you?? Wow…



  17. Long_Time_Gone
    9:37 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    14 how funny…I laughed so hard that it hurt…too funny and true. Jill is probably the old woman with warts on her nose working the drive-thru.



  18. Manbearpig
    10:21 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    Wow Jill such a great and witty comeback… did Jurich approve that for you? I’m sensing your feelings are a little hurt, go ahead and run along now I’m sure you have a shirt that needs to be bedazzled.



  19. Manbearpig
    10:22 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    #17 I’m sure you’re right. But then again she’s probably still taking shots of Crown to celebrate those 4 national championships Louisville now claims!!



  20. jill
    12:14 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    What is the difference between were and we’re? I have so much education and such a highly paying prestigious job that I seem to have forgotten. Also, should I capitalize my own name? Oh well, gotta get back to ironing my baby’s daddy’s flat bill.



  21. u ofl fans are fake
    9:44 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    If U of L would have been in the top three, they would have created a shirt claiming another Final Four apperance.



  22. UKBlue1!
    10:54 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    #3 is correct. The state of Texas has about 38 million residents. Around 20% are Longhorn fans. T A&M the 2nd largest school has about 1/2 the fan base.



  23. theWilkman
    11:20 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Have we confirmed that jill is the dancing Louisville fan?



  24. scott
    11:43 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Actually Ohio State is by far and away the #1 college team for sports stuff, they just don’t belong to CLC..They run their own deal inside.



  25. jill
    12:46 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    #20…from the person that just used “gotta” that is not a word…damn your easy



  26. Manbearpig
    2:38 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Not as easy as you Jill. Now move along and go back to your Crown and stripper pole in the parking lot.



  27. CAUKFAN
    3:34 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Texas has cool merchandise and the fact that their mascot makes sense from a regional / cultural perspective makes it even better. I’m not advocating change but Kentucky Thoroughbreds would have been pretty sweet.