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KSR College Wants the Eruption Zone to Do Work

Today’s post of the day is from Tara Bilby, who would like to see the UK Eruption Zone get a bit more collectively creative. She advocates getting some chants/dance moves in unison to get it going. For more of the KSR College writing (which has some great stuff on it), check out the site here.

Calling all Erruption zone students. While you may just think your only job is to cheer our cats on to another victory, you have a much bigger job at hand. It is the duty of the Erruption Zone to distract opposing teams from making their free throws. I noticed at the Arkansas game that those of you who were in the Erruption Zone were being quite experimental and for that I commend you.


While some schools go for the big heads, and many use signs or towels that they wave to serve as distractions, these methods are not very productive. A study was done by Daniel Engber that found that the most effective way to distract a free throw shooter is when the fans all move as one mass, confusing the brain. Even though this research disproves the effectiveness of big heads and other minuscule distractions, I refuse to believe that someone like Wild Bill from Utah would fail at distracting a free throw shooter. Wild Bill has dressed up as Peter Pan and Cupid, and the video below pretty much sums him up…

But who needs Wild Bill when we have Stone Cold Willow? For the next game, I want to see Stone Cold Willow directing the Erruption Zone in a collective, mass movement of smoothing our backs out…


But really. This Saturday the Erruption Zone better be smoothing their backs out every time a player is at the line. Whether or not our opponents make their free throws rests largely on you Erruption Zone. Don’t let me down.


Article written by Matt Jones

19 Comments for KSR College Wants the Eruption Zone to Do Work

  1. ColoradoCat
    9:46 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

  2. Blueball'n
    9:46 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Virginia tech is beating up on UNC right now!!!

  3. Cats R Back
    9:47 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt already putting up a post…it’s just lunch is over I guess…

    Or…maybe she is hanging out watching the great KSR mastermind at work lol

  4. Mayhem
    9:53 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    the entire student section smoothing their backs out would be gold.

  5. Another Perspective
    10:16 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry, but if the morning posts that ran here for a while were any indication, I have zero interest in visiting the new site.

  6. Lord Vern, Master of the Universe
    10:17 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    What’s happened to our Blue Spidermen? We started the season with two, at the semester break we had one, lately we’ve had none! In the Erruption Zone, besides ‘Bearded Guy’ and ‘Referee Guy’ the National TV Cameras always gave the ‘Big Blue Spiders’ plenty of face-time.

  7. Adolph Rrup
    11:00 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    You spelled erupption wrong about 18 times.

  8. cats11
    11:33 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, too many r’s, not enough p’s.

  9. carlos toomer
    11:51 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Erupption zone is embarrassing and should be painfully neutered.

  10. matfug
    1:03 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Idk why in 2012, n having the winningest bball program n the country, we have to beg our students to get rowdy. Nothing is better than our student section when it is crazy as heck! C’mon man, students please give road teams all they want when comin to rupp! Talk mad trash! Dont get ghetto and b disrespectful. But get into their heads! Lets do this guys I kno our students r smart enough to figure out something. Dont copy anyone, get our owm stuff going

  11. TheRealHambone
    1:13 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones gave a perfect impersonation of Von Helton is morning on his radio show…

  12. well done
    1:32 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    pantless subway ride

  13. AminuTimberlakeBlocksAnthonyDavis
    5:53 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    …matt jones crowd surfing the blue hairs in rupp…

  14. Dhatsthetruth
    6:41 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    # 7 & 8 give me a break….How do you spell Rupp? Wish those that read this post had a bit more intelligence no wait I meant intellegence!

  15. Paducah Patty
    6:53 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    9:42 and home from your It’s Just lunch Date! Wonder what that means!

  16. Jason
    7:51 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Although I hate Duke, the Speedo Guy gets my nod for best free throw distraction. He’s the Jackie Robinson to Wild Bill’s Hank Aaron.

  17. HOSS_CAT
    8:13 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Why is that stone cold willow video getting played so much on here. It’s not even funny.

  18. HOSS_CAT
    8:16 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    #1 why are you posting a video of kids dunking on an 8 foot goal. There’s nothing impressive in that vid

  19. Denise
    9:07 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    I would really like to see the eruption zone with some signs that are made up to look like the comic book bubbles that say Wham! Pow! Whack! for those (multiple/Crazy) times that Anthony Davis blocks a shot! I think it would be awesome to see the students hold up those signs when he makes a massive/hard block! There is so much potential with the signs! These could make some awesome photos!