Drew Franklins Louisville Anthem?
Earlier today the Collegiate Licensing Company released their figures on school merchandise sold, and Kentucky’s rank probably won’t surprise you (especially if you read the title.) Texas lead the list at number one, but of the top 9 spots only 3 were non SEC schools. The top ten looked like this:
- North Carolina
- Penn State
It’s no surprise that football schools dominate the poll – only Kentucky and North Carolina are better known for their basketball programs – it’s still a more widely enjoyed sport. Still, it’s a sign of the success Calipari has had with branding Kentucky as a cool school to be a fan of in his two years at the helm. Think back to three years ago with Billy Gillispie limping a team into the NIT and pinch yourself. There is no way that Kentucky brand outsells North Carolina.
It’s cool to be a Cat.