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Will we ever see Kentucky fans storm Rupp?

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Beginning in January, we will launch a new site called KSRU, that will feature college students writing features about UK sports, with an emphasis on some of the secondary sports at the school. Over the course of the rest of December, a few of these students will each be writing posts in this space at 9 am to get accustomed to the process. Therefore you will see a variety of names here in the coming days. We hope you enjoy their work and remember, be nice.

I for one am sick of analyzing the IU debacle (thus the picture of random Maryland fans) – UK lost, Hoosier fans are celebrating in their corn fields, and life goes on. Let’s talk about something more general to the college basketball world and slightly more debatable: the “to storm or not to storm” conundrum.

Obviously, this topic is inspired by the scene we saw after Saturday’s loss in Bloomington, but recently we’ve seen more and more teams rushing their home court after a big win.  My question is this: Should a team as historically significant as IU ever storm the court?  And, better yet, will it ever happen at Rupp?

Let’s start with the first issue.  Indiana has five national championships, 20 Big Ten championships, well over 1600 wins and the last undefeated season in college basketball.  They have history and are consistently named as one of the top programs of all time.  But thanks to a phone addict named Kelvin Sampson, that historical success has fallen by the wayside, and the Hoosiers have struggled, let’s say, in recent years.  Tom Crean, who was handed a vastly depleted team, went 28-66 in his first three seasons in Bloomington.

Then on Saturday, the Hoosiers got their first truly signature win under Crean when they took down the #1-ranked Wildcats.  Not only were the Cats the top-ranked team in the country, but Kentucky is also the team that Indiana hates the most, as we’ve learned from some of the fan stories that came out of Bloomington.  The scene after the game was joyous for Hoosier fans, raucous, and borderline dangerous: quite the opposite of what IU fans had experienced in the past few years.

Prior to that day, IU fans were shouting out to the basketball world that they could, in fact, beat Kentucky last week because they were a viable program once again and that they should be “respected.”  Does storming the court prove the validity of those ideas?  Isn’t storming the court historically a way of saying, “We absolutely did not expect to win this game but we sure are excited about it!”?

Or, was this the Hoosiers’ way of saying that they are officially back (whether that claim is well-founded or not)?  If UK had three absolutely horrid basketball seasons, I can’t decide if Cats fans would be willing to storm Rupp after beating a top-ranked team.

I may be 18 years old, but I feel like I’m somewhat of an old-fashioned kind of college basketball fan, and therefore, I’m one of those people who thinks Kentucky basketball fans should never storm.  Obviously, football is a different story.  I jumped the wall after the Tennessee game like we’d just won the national title, just like everyone else did.

But Kentucky basketball?  It’s a completely different situation to me.  We are an entity completely separate from nearly everything else and we are the kings of college basketball. Shouldn’t we expect to win, literally, every game on our own home court?

So what do you guys think?  Will we ever see Rupp’s court crowded with over-excited fans celebrating a particularly spectacular UK win?  Or, given several years of bad losses and an absence of top players (I realize this is a hypothetical situation and one that is not expected under Calipari), would UK fans be tempted to storm the court after a signature win?

Article written by Ashley Scoby

154 Comments for Will we ever see Kentucky fans storm Rupp?



  1. Nerd
    9:07 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t care if we beat the NBA champions in a “Universal Championship Match”. We NEVER rush the court. EVER.



  2. Jack Demsey
    9:07 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    no.



  3. GoCats2
    9:07 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Never. Ever. It will never happen. Storming the court happens after a exciting win over a far superior team that you did not expect to beat. It will never happen. If the Miami Heat came into play us and we beat them on a last second shot by Sam Malone we still would not charge the court.
    The only scenario where it might happen is if they had the National Championship game in Rupp and we won the title on a last second shot. It will never happen.



  4. bmt22033
    9:09 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t think you’ll *EVER* see UK fans rush the court @ Rupp.



  5. cpacat
    9:10 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    WE NEVER STORM THE COURT AT KENTUCKY…WE ARE EXPECTED TO WIN EVERY GAME!!!! (Yes, I am yelling) A Kentucky win is NEVER an upset, just a reshuffling back to our predestined position at the top of college basketball! (Sounds kinda Calvinistic, I know!!)

    Indiana, who was once our equal, showed just how far they have fallen. I would NEVER have expected to see THEM do the same thing that Northern Iowa or IUPUI would do with a win over a Big Ten (11, 12, what is it now?) team. In fact, I am a little embarrassed for them.



  6. Ross
    9:12 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    NEVER, ever, ever should this happen in Rupp Arena. Rushing the field in all sports especially college football is getting out of control. Ohio State rushed the field after beating Wisconsin, Oklahoma state rushed the field after winning a game at home that they were favored by at least a TD, every team in the ACC rushed the field seemingly after just about every game they play. Stay in the stands and celebrate like a fan.



  7. That guy
    9:12 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t get the small jabs at the IU fanbase. Kentucky has cornfields, farm animals, etc. Let’s move on from that…Just seems childish at this point.



  8. Rasputin's Revenge
    9:14 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    It would be the most embarrasing day as a UK fan if that ever happened. When you are the best you act like it. You ALWAYS respect those before you and keep your honor. I am actually embarrased that you would even bring this up.



  9. btowncatfan
    9:14 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    The problem with storming the court at Rupp is that it would take forever. 10,000 blue hairs with their walkers takes a while to get down Rupp’s steps.



  10. Manbearpig
    9:14 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Never storm the court unless the NCAA Championship game is played at Rupp and UK just won. That would be acceptable



  11. Danny
    9:14 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Never.



  12. Chuck Norris
    9:15 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Get Over the IU Game KSR because I said so.



  13. lazy
    9:17 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    will uk fans ever rush the football field after a 5-7 (2-6 SEC)season? oh wait this just happened.



  14. jacocat
    9:17 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    In Rupp if you storm the court u run over 10,000 blue hairs so its not happening!



  15. Jarvis Redwine
    9:19 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    7) Have you never visited this site before? Good natured fun and games. Matt would have to shut down KSR if they were to ever stop taking childish jabs at the opposition. Hell even ASOB will take a good-natured jab at opponents here and there. Quit taking yourself so seriously.



  16. HaterAid
    9:20 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    IU storming the court was embarassing!
    -Sincerely, Gatoraid bath and field storming after UK LOST to LSU.



  17. yorkinson
    9:22 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    If Gillespie had stayed 5 more years we would have stormed the court when if we beat Ole Miss.



  18. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    9:25 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    It depends on the situation. If the number one team was Duke, Florida, or UL and they were playing in Rupp and we weren’t in the top 25 and we won on a last second shot. I would maybe consider it then but not holding my breath.



  19. Hoss
    9:25 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    10- no, it would not. There exists no situation that would deem such an act as acceptable by UK basketball fans.

    13 & 16- LMAO. So true.



  20. Coregidori
    9:25 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    This is an absolutely brilliant post!!! I’m impressed not only by the quality of the writing but by the question in general!!! Amazing writing, especially for an 18 year old!!!

    No!!! KY BB fans should never feel the need to storm the court. This is, to coin a Pitino phrase, the ‘Camelot’ of college basketball.

    Perhaps IU’s hatred, like U of L’s hatred for all things UK, stems from the fact that they’ll never pass us by in this lifetime and that must be a seething envy.

    I love your attitude, Ashley. GO CATS!!!



  21. Class of '97
    9:26 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Just storm the intersection of Woodland and Euclid. That’s all.



  22. Bradclay
    9:28 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    We stormed the football field after beating TN. Is storming Rupp that different? Besides, most students are too far from the court to storm it!



  23. FKCat
    9:29 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky is supposed to win. No court storming at Rupp Arena.



  24. greg
    9:29 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Absolutely never should UK fans strom the court at Rupp, we are above that.



  25. Fred
    9:31 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    never.



  26. ukfan
    9:31 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    if we didn’t rush the court after the Billy G era then we never will, simple as that.



  27. Rick's AuntWithGoodEyes
    9:31 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    good job ashley! did ksr make you students write about the IU game?



  28. jwil
    9:32 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    No. If you’re UK you never rush the court, no matter what. The same goes for schools like Kansas, North Carolina, Duke, UCLA, I’ll even go as far to say UConn. But all these schools, including Indiana, have no reason to rush the court considering they have been at the center of the basketball universe forever. None of these schools have any excuse to rush the court. Ever.



  29. ajlageman
    9:32 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I am convinced, many of the people who comment on the articles, don’t actually read the article.



  30. scott
    9:33 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    If your program went through was IU’s has over the past 3 years, and a rival (yes, believe it or not, UK and IU are rivals) school came in ranked #1, damn straight you would storm the court. Sounds more like a logistical problem at Rupp anyway.

    Anyone remember the very first time “storming the court” took place? This practice is not something that would have happened in the 80’s, maybe not even in the 90’s. I don’t necessarily agree with it. There is a very real safety concern, but it does make for a great atmosphere, and events like this are what make the college experience.

    I think the demographics of current student enrollment are also understated. Out of State tuition is all the rage for these STATE Universities…sad but true. I think we can safely say that the chants and the rushing the court was initiated and participated in by 99% student body. A mojority of that student body probably hails from out of state. I know also that the school has allotted more premium seating to the student body, making access to the court available to a higher number of young people. We had those same “blue hairs” back in the day. Blue hairs that would become constipated if you stood and cheered, and got in their way.

    All in all, great atmosphere, if profane chants were allowed to happen (I did not hear any through the tv-which you CAN pick up…Dukies yell “B*llsh*t, B*llsh*t” several times a year), that should be quashed, and I can’t wait for the day when a victory over #1 is old hat.



  31. Proof Read UR Sh..
    9:34 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    WE ARE KENTUCKY. Why would we ever storm the court, in Rupp or any other arena? We are the flagship of college basketball, and we expect to win every game. And if ALL of the players give us 100%, tj, we will win.



  32. Catfan in C-bus
    9:34 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Good post Ashley. I hope that UK fans never feel the need to storm the court, as it is indeed a testament to a “signature” win that is either unexpected or unlikely. In my opinion it is akin to admitting that you didn’t really think you were going to win.



  33. doubting thomas
    9:35 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Who are all of these ham and egg writers that cant get past the IU game? Get over it!



  34. HOOSIER
    9:36 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I may be mistaken… Did UK fans rush the field after they beat a terrible UT football team? Yeah, I think they did. Pathetic hypocrites.



  35. symphonist
    9:37 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Never, under any circumstances, should the Rupp Arena court be stormed. Expect to win every game, be CLASSY when we do, and move on to get ready for the next poor suckers who dare venture into Rupp for their ass-whoopin’.



  36. Jax Teller
    9:38 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    2 more years of the Billy Clyde experiment and we would have stormed the court if we beat Auburn. It’s sad but true.



  37. Caliparifan
    9:38 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Do arenas ever get stormed by fans? I mean like the big ones?



  38. Coach Calapari
    9:38 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo no no no no no and most definately noooooooooo never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever idc if we beat god himself we dont rush the court! We are Kentucky baby!



  39. saki7
    9:40 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    No rushing the court at UK. When IU is seriously ‘back’, they won’t either. It was appropriate for them though after such a long, long downturn.



  40. scott
    9:41 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    What signiture win came after the Billy G. era? What #1 did UK play, at Rupp, post Billy G, when UK was unranked?

    Go back to the death penalty days where you guys did not sniff a top 25 ranking in nearly 3 years. ANY win over a #1 at Rupp during those years, or shortly thereafter? That dry spell came before rushing the court was even “in vogue” anyway. Point is, it isn’t often that the situation presents itself. But to think if you guys had 8,000 students close to and on top of the court, in Rupp, versus a #1, and you are unranked, that a win doesn’t coerce a court rush…then I think you have miscalculated.



  41. Freebies
    9:42 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #34. Stupid troll if you can’t see the difference in UK Football and IUlol basketball, historically, then there isn’t much help for you…….#idiot



  42. 10-1 in 1977
    9:42 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Georgia beat us a few years ago in Athens when Tubby Smith (former UGA coach) was still our coach. We were highly ranked and they were, well, Georgia. They rushed the court after their win. That was about the only thing they had to celebrate that whole season. We have beaten Rick Pitino’s UofL team in Rupp and we didn’t “storm the court”. We don’t do that.



  43. bear25
    9:43 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    If we win the National Championship in Rupp in the future…yes I will storm the court but considering that would never happen NOPE we would never storm Rupp…and #34 he had not beaten them in 26 years and realy have been all that great in football so basically you are putting yourself down by your dumbassness haha…guess IU basketball is like UK football no one cares about it and they both are irrelevant…



  44. TD00
    9:44 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    NEVER! UK fans can NEVER rush the court. No other team is worthy of that. We expect to win every match.



  45. Helvete
    9:46 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t think of the last time that Louisville stormed the court. The day that fans storm the court at Rupp and it’s not happening at far lower programs like U of L, the world may very well come to an end.

    We are the Kentucky Wildcats. We are #1 or #2 in most historical categories for NCAA basketball. There is never ever a reason for us to the storm the court. Even if we won 20 National titles in a row, we NEVER storm the court.



  46. all the other kids with the pumped up kicks
    9:47 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Why does new “rock”, and I use that term loosely, suck sooooo much? Also, why does Cal keep bitching about us fans? Is the 5 mill a year you make, on the nations biggest stage, not enough?



  47. Watts
    9:48 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Hey, let’s waste our time analyzing when it’s appropriate to storm the court!!! What am absolutely stupid article. As if anyone gives a shit.



  48. Bumpy
    9:48 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #41 your ridiculous. UK would never storm the court, doesn’t matter if we were unranked, you act like you’ve been there before. Iu is so classless they would have stormed it if we weren’t ranked



  49. UKHoopshysteria
    9:49 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    We are the Needle! The top dog doesn’t get excited to win we are expected to do so.



  50. Seriously?
    9:49 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t understand the corn fields jab. Kentucky also has corn fields. Please grow up.



  51. ThankfulCat
    9:50 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Nope

    It is a sign of desperation.

    It says to your opponent that they are really better but we just lucked up this one time.

    Nope. Never.



  52. BleedingBlue79
    9:50 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #13 & #34, either you didn’t read the post before commenting, or you’re just clueless. Or both.



  53. knightynight
    9:50 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Didn’t read the article. No need to, the answer is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!



  54. HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS
    9:51 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Just face it, your fans aren’t as good as Indiana fans. You lead America in bandwagon fan association and over half of your fans are geriatrics. Rupp will never be as loud as Assembly because you guys cannot compete with us at anything – sports, academics and even women.

    HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS



  55. Terry
    9:51 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #46 Typical response Louisville is not a far lower program sometimes we say the dumbest remarks. We just lost to IU after we blasted them for being far lower than us! Let us show some type of class. And no we should not storm the court but there will be a time when it will be caused for like having maybe to clinch a regular season of going undefeated.



  56. HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS
    9:52 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, like Terry said, show some class like the Hoosiers



  57. garfunkleo
    9:52 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    no never ever should the floor at Rupp be stormed. We are UK and we are the GOLD STANDARD of college basketball. if we ever rushed the floor, then those fans that did should have a lifetime ban from Rupp Arena



  58. Court Storm Trooper Geektard
    9:52 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    aAs a resident of indiana (not a Hoosier, thank gawd), you have to understand that this is a newbreed of basketball illiterate, cheerleader, hoosier fan. They know nothing of tradition, other than what they are told. They have NO link to success whatsoever. They see five banners and told they are a tradtion rich program….but that is where it ends for them. If IU would hang 5 banners of each member of the Jackson 5, and tell their students of their tradition & glorious link to the state, IU hoosier fans would proclaim them as the greatest ever, and their very own. IU court stormers are simply being fed a sh!t sandwich at IU, while being told it tastes good. So, they gooble it down and line up for seconds. Indiana no longer gets it and is therefore no longer relevant.



  59. Tommy46
    9:53 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    As Cal would say. “We ARE the “signature” so no,we wouldn’t storm the court”



  60. DoubleZeroMostel
    9:53 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Cawood’s court is too sacred to set foot on. I would be consumed in fire for offending the gods.



  61. HOOSIER HATER
    9:54 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    34) Take a knife throw it on the ground and fall on it. Kentucky never rushes the court, for any one, period. People rush the court after beating us, not the other way around.



  62. scott
    9:55 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #49 LOL, no LMAO, no LMFAO!!!! No reason to rush the court if you are unranked…and again, this is a relatively new phenomenon. But the atmosphere must be right. Of course you wouldn’t storm the court after a 20th straight NC2A crown. But if Big Bad Bobby brought his Hoosiers in to Rupp, undefeated, ranked #1, and the greatest thing since sliced bread, and your program were down on it’s luck, after say, having been beat down by a recruiting scandal (hard to imagine, I know, then I wouldn’t bet against your fans from rushing the court on a dramatic buzzer beater like we witnessed last Saturday.



  63. BlueInMI
    9:55 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Fans should never rush the floor, especially at Rupp. Aside from the “elite programs shouldn’t” argument, it’s dangerous to everyone involved as well as those who happen to get in the way. I know I sound like to old fuddy-duddy that I am but if they wanna celebrate do it outside after the game.



  64. Seriously Bradclay!?!?
    9:55 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #22 ACTUALLY wrote “is storming Rupp that different?” REALLY? ARE YOU SERIOUS? I am astonished at your reasoning. Yes it is THAT DIFFERENT, and if you cant understand that I dont even know how you were able to turn your computer on. Never storm the court at Rupp…we are the Univeristy of Kentucky and that means something!



  65. Hoss
    9:56 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    41- 3 whole years?! ZOMG!

    How long has IU been down again?



  66. tfordstyle
    9:57 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    ksru sounds almost as awesome as those hippy watches matt is peddling on the site.



  67. Bill
    9:57 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    no



  68. sunnycat
    9:59 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    You only storm the court when your not used to winning.



  69. Sheeeeeiiit
    9:59 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    No we don’t rush the court at Rupp. No reason too. As far as comparing fans rushing the field after UT….well we really suck at football. We are worse at football then IU has been at BBall. It’s like having two brothers. #1 is our BBall team. He is the overachiever, going to be a doctor and always wins at everything he does. Then you have the #2 brother, UK football. He is an underachiever and is lucky to hold down the same waiter job for a year. So when brother 1 brings home a beautiful girl (represents a big win) that will be his wife, his family is happy for him but not at all surprised. But when Brother 2 brings home a hotter chic and she loves him, his family rushes the field.



  70. Nick Papageorgio
    10:00 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    26 – Nail.On.Head.



  71. NOWAY
    10:02 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    WE DO NOT EVER STORM THE COURT!!! It would be downright disrespectful to all the generations before us who paved the way with our tradition. We can beat the 1992 Dream Team and WE DO NOT STORM THE COURT!!!



  72. Hoss
    10:03 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Look… would Bama ever rush their FB field? Nope. Not even a chance.

    Would they in bball? Not sure. I was in Coleman when Sam Haginas hit the game-winner against us in 99. Bama’s first win against UK in 5 years and it came against a #5 ranked UK that was the reigning national champ. No storming the court.

    Bama more class and self-respect than IU, even on the hardwood? Looks that way.



  73. BigBlueSwami
    10:04 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    This one is simple folks… if you have won a national title…ever in your history… you don’t rush the floor…period.



  74. Bumpy
    10:07 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #63, no reason to get butthurt. And big surprise here comes the holier than thou Hoosier logic..point fingers but sweep your own problems under the rug. Crean still illegally contacting recruits. Sorry but put it this way..UK, unc, duke, Kansas do not rush the floor…but the Hoosiers, right up there on the level with west Virginia fans is a different story. Glad we were your super bowl. All of our programs have been down before…but 25 years ago when UK went on probation, three years later they were the number 1 overall seed and went to a final four, i don’t remember any floor rushing early in that year…bc oh yeah no matter where we are we don’t forget who we really are..remember act like you’ve been there before. Pretty flattering though. Did poppa Bobby assault that cop in peurto Rico the right way?



  75. Go Deep
    10:07 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    41 – Right after probation, we did play a highly ranked LSU with Shaquille O’neal and Chris Jackson on their team, we upset them 100-95. It was amazing, Rupp was rockin’ and the fans were going crazy…. we did not rush the floor, and we never will. We have too much pride/class for that.



  76. bluesince66
    10:10 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Best writing of the new students so far. For those saying Ky has corn fields too, obviously have never driven through Indiana, there are corn fields as far as you can see. No Rupp should never be stormed.



  77. saki7
    10:11 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    If we are the gold standard and the signature, etc., it will be obvious, so we don’t need to keep telling ourselves and everyone else. Saying it constantly reveals doubt.



  78. NoShoesJack
    10:11 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    he did suffer through the Clyde years, and Tubby’s last couple. True, those “suffering years” would have been Joyous seasons to Indiana fans who would collectively wet themselves for a 10 loss season. But frankly we expect more. But we are not above getting crazy… but that insanity is reserved from truly meaningful occurence… winning the national title. We will rush the streets to loudly proclaim our superiority. (Those who remember the 97 loss to arizona remember that we get a little boistrous at losing a National Title too.) But rush the floor of the most hallowed basketball arena in America? Never. I don’t care if we fielded a team of Steve Masiello clones who played a #1 Duke team featuring Kemba Walker, Joakim Noah, and Christian Laetner and coached by Bobby Knight. We’d still expect to win, and we would not charge the court.



  79. CATNTN
    10:12 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Storm the court at Rupp?……..Never,Ever,Ever,Ever..…………..EVER!!!!



  80. Former Coach Enes
    10:15 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    This has already been mentioned. The single ONLY scenario. The Final Four is in RUPP (like they used to do, but not anymore). We win the National Championship on our home floor. We rush the court in complete celebration mode. Only way I see the National Championship game in RUPP would be if say the Final Four was in the Yum Center and had to be moved to RUPP due some “Tornado at SEC Tourney” type emeregnecy and Rupp was the closet site available (Freedom Hall has a Rodeo going on or something).



  81. Chicago
    10:18 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    81) Winning a championship inside Rupp may be the only acceptable scenario, but it would have to be if we were a 16 seed playing an undefeated #1 Duke. So yeah, unless Hell freezes over, this will never happen. But I like your creativity good sir.



  82. kittylitter
    10:19 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    NO, NO, NO!!! When you are a historically prestigious program, no matter how many bad years you’ve endured of late, you NEVER, EVER storm the court. It doesn’t happen at UK. Or even Louisville. UNC, Duke, Kansas….no way. Hell, UCLA hasn’t been all that great for a while, and they don’t do it. I bet it won’t happen at Florida anytime soon either. Indiana should be in that group but they’ve forgotten themselves and by doing so, have actually lowered the stature of their program by sort of admitting by their actions that they are not in that elite group anymore. Would Bob Knight have stood for it?



  83. jmiketaylor
    10:22 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Here is the ONLY scenario where it is ok to storm the floor at Rupp.

    If we are down to a #1 ranked UofL/UNC/Duke by 100 or more points in the 2nd half and UK takes its first lead and gets the come from behind win on a shot from mid-court or further as time expires.



  84. catman
    10:26 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    If it was the last game of the regular season and we won after going undefeated, I know I would want to…Show support for my team and school. It wouldn’t be because I didn’t expect it, it would be because I am so excited and happy. Cats



  85. AtomicDawg02
    10:27 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Basketball royalty does not storm the court and that’s why no self-respecting UK fan would ever do it. Act like you’ve been there before Indiana. 5 National Titles and 1600-plus wins….are you kidding me Hoosiers? Not like it’s been a while since IU last beat UK before Saturday (2005 and 2007). Wait, BCG beat IU in 2008?!?! Hahahahahahaha.



  86. Jake
    10:33 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Only when we can beat ut Chattanooga on our home floor



  87. checkmyswag
    10:39 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    nope, not unless the final four is played in rupp for some reason and we win the championship and I dont even think that would merit a court storming



  88. BlueCat
    10:41 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    No UK fans would never rush the court in Rupp. Period! We have been down before, but we are accustomed to being at the pinnacle of college b-ball and fully expect to get back there when we are down. By storming the court you are basically admitting that you are an over-glorified midmajor that is lucky to have beaten a major team and that you’d better celebrate now while you can. Fans of UK, KU, UNC, Duke, UCLA and other blue blood programs would never storm the court over a win, especially in December. Indiana fans have basically proven they no longer believe they belong in that group. And they have shown they have zero class or sportsmanship.

    Now that being said, I will be glad when UK plays again so we can get off this IU game. We know how horrible the IU fans are and how incredibly lucky their team was to pull out a win in a game where they played as well as they possibly could and we played about as bad as we possibly could. I’m sure this team learned alot from this game, but honestly I’m ready to move on.



  89. plant pro-KSRU comments
    10:43 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #20 Seriously?

    If every KSR staffer making fake comments now to support the egos of these horribkle KSRU aricles?
    Horrible, horroble, horrible.

    I would think that KSR would break at least one story in their 6 years as a website before branching off to a far inferior KSRU product.

    Jump the shark much?



  90. GapToothDanny
    10:44 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    47: did you not see the topic of discussion? wth are you talking about?
    the most improbable victory I have witnessed at Rupp was back in the late 70’s; we were down to Kansas by 7 points with just over a minute left. Dwight Anderson almost single-handedly took over the game for a victory! No floor rushing that night, and if that wasn’t enough to trigger a rush, I can’t imagine what would in the future.
    BTW, UK did win a title in Freedom Hall (1958), only floor-rushing was done by the UK bench and cheerleaders.
    GTD



  91. Doubting Thomas
    10:48 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    We should NEVER storm the floor. We’ve done it all before and have nothing to prove. We are UK and that says it all.



  92. 91, you are obviously senile
    10:50 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Is your name Rodney Borland? Because you are senile.



  93. UKBlueBlood81
    10:56 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    While not a fan of court-storming, I can see how lesser teams would relish that. As the all-time greatest program, it is perhaps a curtsy that cute, little others acknowledge the supremacy of Kentucky royalty. However, our class and dignity would never allow us to stoop to this level in Rupp.



  94. Hartline
    10:58 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    ahhhh no.



  95. jack
    10:59 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    UK faced a very similar situation in the early ’90’s back when Pitino’s Bombinos upset highly ranked LSU, with 3-future NBA players starting–among them Shaquille O’Neill. If ever there was or likely will be an opportunity, that would have been it. Just like a week ago Saturday, the crowd roared it’s approval, the band played My Old Kentucky Home and folks filed-out with class and dignity intact. Just like always. When the PA announcer at Rupp introduces the “Greatest Tradition in history of college basketball”, he’s not blowing smoke you know!



  96. RidgeRunner
    11:05 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Never.

    Our superior legacy alone would not permit it.



  97. Jim
    11:08 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Amen kid. The Cats fans always expect to win so it should not be a suprise when we do. Cheer from your seat. That is more than enough. I promise it is louder at a rowdy rupp from the seats than the floor.



  98. 91, you are obviously senile
    11:08 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    add another drug at every birth rituale



  99. Cristoforouk
    11:17 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    UK would have to go through 15-20 years of mediorcre to terrible basketball in order for this to even cross the fans’ minds. At that point you would have a ton of students who don’t understand the history of UK basketball and may rush the court. But I doubt you would get even close to what happened at IU with a sea of people on the court. It would be a relatively small group who just didn’t “get it”.



  100. I
    11:18 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Best new writer post I’ve seen thus far. I’ll gladly read more posts from Ashley. And no we never rush the court, does Alabama or Texas rush the field after after a football win? or North Carolina or Duke after basketball?



  101. Carl
    11:19 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I’d storm the court of Dan Dakich did the “Y” !!



  102. marker
    11:23 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    IU has stormed the court multiple times since Crean has been there. Hell, I think they did it against a barely ranked Illinois team, so are you surprised? IU is a joke. Let them celebrate and maybe they can hang a banner for beating UK or something because they won’t be hanging any NCAA title banners, just like they haven’t for the past 25 years.



  103. marker
    11:26 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #34 – Does UK play football in Rupp Arena?? NO. Try and stay on topic you moron. If you can’t see the difference, you’re probably just a pathetic idiot.



  104. Han
    11:27 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Students who are casual basketball fans and don’t know the tradition and just think it’s “cool” that we do well are always talking about storming the court. They want that kind of attention and foolishness. Most other fans wouldn’t rush the court because we expect, or believe, we can win every game. Even when it’s a big numerical upset, we act like we’ve been there before because we have.

    If Bob Knight was coaching IU, it would be shocking to see them rush the court. As it is now, they may as well because they’ve sunk that low and are unlikely to be elite again without a hell of a run (which I don’t think Crean gives them without a series of Dywane Wades walking though that door).



  105. BCO
    11:28 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    what 1 said…



  106. AndrewG
    11:36 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    We would never storm the court. Rupp is a house of winning and even when Kentucky wasn’t ranked in the top 25 and we beat like #2 Florida we still expected it to happen. It just shows how confident we are in our program. GO CATS!!!!!!!!



  107. jcatron
    11:44 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    One of the biggest issues with Rupp is that the good seats go to the old rich people who simply sit on their hands and watch the ball go up and down the court. They should redo Rupp so the first 10 rows around the whole court is student seating. This would give it more of a college environment and be VERY intimidating to visiting teams. Then (although I doubt it) you may see the floor rushed in excitement. But none of this will ever happen b/c UK has to make money somewhere and these huge K-Fund donations are the way to do it. Kinda sad…



  108. he says she
    11:50 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    41 Scott. UK went two seasons (89 & 90) unranked. The final poll in 1988 had UK at #6 and they entered the the top 25 at the beginning of 1990-91. So not nearly three years, only two years, unless you’re strictly adhering to a calender which would still be off.

    Facts are difficult little things to get around.



  109. BCO
    11:59 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    what are these lowlife Hoosier fans still doing hanging around acting like white trash idiots? They have to be the hands down most piss poor pathetic fanbase in the country. thats why theyll never be a kentucky, carolina, duke, or Kansas. second tier pieces of crap. when you rush the court, you are second tier. you will never see the 4 programs above rush the court, its admitting inferiority. thats why we’re top shelf and youre not.

    you had a 1/15 shot of beating us that night and it just so happened to be your lucky night. and to be honest, if youre fanbase wasnt so imbred and acting like pure trash to Kentucky fans, id have cracked a smile when that shot went in cause youve been terrible for so long and Id have said ‘they deserve tht one’. But IU fans are so detestable, I cant say they ever deserve anything. I hope they never win another game, ever. I never even disliked the school until now and if they hadnt been such Grade A douchebags, I still wouldnt have hated them even after they won on a hail mary.

    just read the accounts of the UNC fans that came here and the time they had and then compare it to most UK fans at the IU game. You bunch of second class citizens, you want a rivarly? Well you got one. All you did was ensure that we keep playing you and slap you around 17 out of the next 20 years…Youll never be a Kentucky, EVER. Enjoy your one moment because if karma exists, you wont get another.

    Yall better hope that you dont make the tourney this year cause if you run into us again, yall will get smacked.



  110. Eric
    11:59 am December 15, 2011 Permalink

    EVERYONE!
    The game winning shot IU had against us has been best of the best like 3 times in a row. We neeed to fix that, it’s pissing me off seeing it everytime i watch top 10 plays…
    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/polls?pCat=114&sCat=2115



  111. Norwegian Woody
    12:16 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    “IU has stormed the court multiple times since Crean has been there.”

    That’s the saddest part.



  112. Scott
    12:22 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    So what? Who cares? They’re college kids….It’s actually fun to watch the spontaneous excitement of winning. I wish we had more of it. Guess we’re just too ‘mature’ for such nonsense. 🙁



  113. Old Guy in Lower Arena
    12:29 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I think we ought to do it just to do it when we beat up on Samford or somebody like that.



  114. Its Me, Enes
    12:37 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I think if you want to be a national champion and thought of in that way, you do not storm the court. IU has history but they have sucked for my whole life, so let them have it. But if you are a UK a UNC a Puke or an OSU this year you cant storm the court, not if you want people to look at your squad and say “they could really win it this year”



  115. scott
    12:42 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #109-

    Indy Star, sports section, 12.13.11:

    Indiana was not in AP top 25 from 03.10.2008 to 12.12.2011 which is 1,372 days.
    UK was not in AP top 25 from 03.14.1988 to 12.03.1990 which is 994 days, or 2.72 years. Sorry, I was off a bit. And if the Star is incorrect, give Wall Street Journal a call, that was their source.



  116. ricdix
    1:17 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    My seat is too far away. The adrenaline rush would be over by the time I got down to the floor.



  117. IndianaWildcat7
    1:22 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I was a student at IU when they rushed the court after beating Minnesota a few years ago. It was the most embarassing thing I’ve ever seen. Obviously, it doesn’t take much. O, and the cornfield comment probably refers to the fact that 85% of Indiana is covered in cornfields, look it up.



  118. UnderKanter
    1:27 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Rupp will never have anyone storm the court. Everyone sitting in the lower level is old besides a few students. Maybe once Rupp is renovated and they have a better student section it might happen but still doubtful



  119. scott
    1:43 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    What up KY!!!



  120. fletch
    2:09 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    so tired of hearing about the blue hairs. when season ticket holders die or give up thier seats they go for $5000 up. who would be able buy those except a lawyer, doctor,drug dealer,corp.ect. I would rather see blue hairs in the seats then any of the previous
    mentioned.



  121. tom
    2:57 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    27 Rick’s Aunt. Sucking up to the new writer as you accused me of earlier? lol. Just joshing. Great that you sent encouragement her way.



  122. scott
    2:59 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    LOL! WTF??



  123. Dandy Don
    3:00 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Listen I don’t want to be mean (I’d rather be dandy about this) but we’ve talked about this $hit for years. Long before KSR, long before “Ashley I’ll write four posts and disappear”. UK fans won’t rush the floor. What is the big infatuation with running on the floor after a win?

    If we beat UofL on a last second shot and Rick Pitino has a heart attack on the bench, I’m going to lose my mind, jump up and down, hug everyone in my row, and probably shed a tear.

    I will guarantee, after reality has set in and just before the band fires up my Old Kentucky Home, I will infact storm Yesterdays downstairs. Buy as many beers and shots before the place gets shoulder to shoulder crowded and continue the victory party there.

    So my dandy thought is, don’t rush the court, if you do, you are an idiot, and probably are from or have family in Jefferson County.

    And if you do run out on the court, what are you gonna do tough guy? Tear down the basketball goals? Do a snowman on the court? Just calm yourself down and continue getting way to pumped for the “whats your favorite color baby” chant.



  124. Dandy Don
    3:02 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I meant snow angel, but you get my drift



  125. scott
    3:05 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    If L’Ville was #1, and you were 4-13 against them, and the game was in Rupp, and the blue hairs got out of the way, and Kyle Macy III hit the game winning three…the 18 year old students in the crowd, if they can get there, will rush the court!



  126. Casualgamerreed
    3:08 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I’m sorry, it’s all my fault! I got everyone excited saying we were going to blow them out! I really think it was just my herpe talking! Didn’t we just storm the field when we beat unranked Tennessee! I’m confused, we contradict our selves so bad sometimes! Well like, rate, or comment on all my videos on YouTube @ casualgamerreed, I am UK’s #1 YouTube fan!



  127. UKMathCat
    3:25 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    @scott — no, UK students will never rush the court. Even if you lined us up around the edge and we came back from 400 behind to beat #1 ranked Duke on a last second buzzer, we wouldn’t do it. We have too much respect for our tradition and we expect to win every game.

    Football is a different program. I rushed the field twice my freshman year (Louisville and LSU), but that’s because we have never, ever been any good at football. We have no football tradition, and we expect to lose every game.



  128. MonsterMash24
    3:38 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    HELL NO…



  129. Mr5Below
    3:40 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I would rush the court if Kentucky was to beat Indiana at Rupp and Globby Knight was comontating the game and as he got up to leave Joe Basketball Hall grabed him by the hair dragged him to midcourt threw his hands up on his ears like Hulk Hogan then picked him up and body slammed the p***k!!! I would be on the floor to hoist Hall up on my shoulders and pack him off the floor stepping on knight as we exit!!!!



  130. HOOSIER HATER
    4:02 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    126) No, we have a terrible record against UNC historically and you haven’t seen us storming the court after we defeated them. It isn’t going to happen. I was down town for 96 and 98 we had a good time but we didn’t rock cars and tear up stuff. It is what it is.



  131. Holler Baller
    4:15 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Maybe if they beat the Miami Heat in a 7 game series.



  132. hoosierdade
    5:12 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Tim Bassett, 58, is a former broadcaster and professional basketball player who played in the American Basketball Association and the N.B.A.

    Bassett was a muscular 6-foot-8 forward when he attended Georgia from 1971 to 1973… while playing at Georgia, he encountered a racist dimension of American culture.

    Claude Felton, the associate athletic director for communications at Georgia, said the university had only a handful of black athletes before Bassett. One of Bassett’s teammates, Ronnie Hogue, became the first black athlete to play a major sport at Georgia in 1970.

    The first time Bassett and the Bulldogs played Kentucky was a home game on Jan. 17, 1972. Georgia won that game, 85-73. Bassett had 27 points and 13 rebounds. After the game, the legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp approached Bassett.

    “He said I didn’t belong in the Southeast Conference, and he said, ‘We’ll get you back when you come to Lexington,’ ” Bassett said.

    When the Bulldogs went to Lexington a month later, they entered the gym to find Bassett hanging in effigy from the ceiling. Stunned, Bassett’s teammates offered not to play the game if Bassett were too uncomfortable there. A motivated Bassett played anyway and had 17 points and 17 rebounds, but Georgia lost, 87-63.

    remind me again who your arena is named after. yep, thats definetly classy.



  133. Glasgow Wildcat
    6:02 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    NO !!! We should never rush the court in basketball. We are the King in basketball.



  134. mike
    6:03 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    LOL…should you storm the football field and pour gatorade on the coach even if you lose?…UK did vs. LSU



  135. BlueNotes
    6:33 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve often pondered whether there would be a game that warranted storming the court. ONLY a national championship would seem to come to mind, which would first make it unlikely to happen at Rupp Arena, but presuming the NCAA DID allow college campuses to host the Final Four AND it was held at Rupp Arena, here is my scenario……

    ——————-

    Following the 1st round drafting of TEN UK players into the NBA, including picks # 1 through #5, UK found itself in a rebuilding year. During the regular season the Defending National Champions UK Wildcats had struggled and went into the SEC tournament with 5 SEC road losses, and 4 out of conference road losses (for 9 losses total). UK won the SEC tournament, defeating regular season champions Florida and highly ranked Texas A&M. UK still got no respect from the Committee and got in as a #8 seed, its lowest NCAA seed since the Tubby era.

    The NCAA #1 overall seed was undefeated and #1 ranked Duke, followed by #2 and one loss Indiana. UNC was the third #1 seed (having three losses to Duke as their only season losses). The final #1 seed was #3 ranked and two loss Louisville (who, when at that time as the number #1 ranked and undefeated team in the nation, had lost to UK on its home Yum Center court, by a shocking 85-53 blowout on New Years Eve.) So, Duke, IU, UNC, and Louisville were the respective #1 seeds. UK was paired in the IU bracket.

    UK began its tourney run, knocking off #9 seeded Kansas. They then man-handled #4 seeded UCLA to get to the Great 8.

    Facing #1 seeded (#2 ranked and one loss) Indiana, UK blasted the Hoosiers by 40, leading Tom Cream to come out onto the court, do the chicken dance, and be ejected from the game. Reports are that he went directly to an insane asylum where his roommate is Mike Davis. This win sent UK into the Final Four, along with UL and UNC and Duke – the other expected #1 seeds.

    The bracketology had Duke vs UL and UK vs UNC as the semi-final games. Louisville led most of the game against Duke, but Duke came back from 15 down to beat UL and Pitino on a last second inbound heave and catch/shoot by Carter Laettner (son of Christian Laettner). Alledgedly, in a time out, Coach K had told the team he was retiring at the end of the season. Following the game he had confirmed this. Rick Pitino, sadly committed suicide by hitting himself repeatedly in the head with a hammer while saying repeatedly, “I should have guarded the inbound pass!”

    In the other bracket, UK whooped up on UNC holding Matthew Jordan and Darryl Darryl Zeller scoreless. This set up UK versus Duke in the finals at Rupp Arena.

    Duke jumped out to an early lead before UK caught fire and led by ten at halftime. Tyler Prince had 31 for the Cats at the half, with James Wall having 15 assists, while Antilles Davis had 10 blocks, 10 rebounds, and 10 points for half-time triple double. UK went on a 30-2 six minute second half run to win going away – blasting Duke 120 – 61 to win the Cat’s 15th National title and 6th straight.

    At the buzzer, two people stormed the court – but there is some debate as to whether they were janitors or actual fans.



  136. scott
    7:01 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    jeez o pete



  137. 34yearHoosierFan
    7:01 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I find it funny that so many UK fans are put off by the IU fans storming the court. That in and of itself shows how deep the rivalry goes between the two schools. When South Carolina beat UK in 2010 and rushed the court, did that moment set off the same fury of responses across the Wildcat nation as this current topic has?

    And for all those who want to put schools like Duke, UNC, Kansas, etc… in an elite class as “too good to storm the court because we’ve been there before” schools, I invite you to read the following article in it’s entirety:

    http://www.carolinamarch.com/2011/3/6/2033015/unc-duke-acc-championship-rush-the-court

    That should knock a couple schools off you’re “elite list”.

    Having grown up in Bloomington I have always enjoyed the rivalry game between IU/UK over the years, and yes I was around for the games that put multiple banners in Assembly Hall. I have also thought of Hoosier fans as some of the best because of our history. Likewise I viewed UK fans as impassioned fans who defended their basketball program because of the talent and success its had over the years. I must admit after reading so many comments on here I almost feel compelled to replace “impassioned” with “pretentious” in my previous sentence.



  138. roco
    7:02 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    My question is not whether we’ll rush the court at Rupp, but how much will IU be fined for rushing the court. I mean, come on, fair is fair. You don’t hear anything about them being fined. But if it has anything to do with UK let the powers that be reign down upon them. Where’s the coverage? Just more of the same getting crapped on. All they want is us to lose and go away. but you know what? We’re going to be here and be a pothole in everyone’s travel plans.



  139. scott
    7:06 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    There are 139 responses, and I can see 126 of them. What is up with this bs sight? You guys take Internet Web-Site 101 at UK?



  140. scott
    7:36 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    FWIW, local radio here in Indy, a guest mentioned that the SEC has heavy fines for “rushing the court” for any one of their member schools. As far as I know, the Big Ten does not. I think it is a dangerous situation, and I would not participate…but the holier than thou attitude from KY fan is rich. Nice story about Adolph. He and Joe B, and Sutton, and Pitino, and Calipari…jeez, who can you be proud of?



  141. Scoby Doby Do
    7:40 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    No, there is no reason to ever storm the court at RUPP; unless Jesus is doing the ‘Y’ and you need to touch him to cure your malady.



  142. Dane Brammage
    7:42 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    @140: Depress the F5 key to ‘refresh’.



  143. Sean Slayton
    7:47 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Only reason to ever storm our home court would be if we won a National Championship on it and that’s prolly not gonna happen with the Final Fours in domes!!!!



  144. yeremy
    8:55 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Good lord, folks. The cornfield thing wasn’t a jab. It was just a colorful way to describe Indiana fans. Are you really that self-conscious about your cornfields? Where is your corn pride?



  145. Ryne Saltsman
    11:07 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I love you Ashley Scoby. Marry me?



  146. 34YearHoosierFan
    11:42 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I personally see the logistics of the student section at Rupp Arena playing a major factor into this. As student section historically get closer to the floor you will see more and more of this. For years the student section at IU was the bleachers and the balcony, and before that the student section was just the balcony. Now the student section is closer to the floor. Florida is interesting because I think they will take away season tickets if one is caught storming the floor following a game and even possibly press charges. That seems to keep the students off the floor.



  147. Hoosier Daddy
    4:38 am December 16, 2011 Permalink

    Imaging being in my shoes. A senior at Indiana University. We haven’t won a National Title since I’ve been alive. We’ve averaged single digit wins the last four seasons. We knock off ‘former’ #1 Kentucky on a last second miracle. I literally cried after this game. If you had to go through what we’ve been through, you would rush the court. I don’t care how high you put Kentucky on your pedestal.



  148. david ball
    2:45 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    hmmm…if memory serves, UK was in that irrelevant state of misfortune when UK beat LSU in Rupp way back when (the Shaq Chris Jackson, er, insert Muslim name here, Stanley Roberts team)…seems to me that UK was not expected to win (although LSU was only ranked #12 in the country) UK withstood 41 from Jackson to pull off the big upset at home…no storming the courts…in fact, UK has beaten the #1 team in the country 5 times (2 times in the NCAA’s…Indiana in 75 and Cal’s UMass team in 96…1 time in the SEC Tourney…Arkansas…and twice in the regular season…both times at Rupp…the Florida game in 2003 (no storming) and those same pesky Hoosiers in 1979…and both times UK was ranked in the top 6)…still, no storming…UK has been there before…won great games vs great teams…and lost a few as well…still, no storming…the closest thing to being unranked and beating a highly ranked team came in 2008 (the BCG era) when UK was unranked and beat then #3 Tennessee at Rupp by 6..still..no storming…now…is there a chance that UK (mirroring the last decade by Indiana) goes into a tailspin, becomes an irrelevant mess (as IU), and then beats a VERY young team ranked #1 (as their star goes for his worst game in a UK uniform) on a last second 3…probably not…but even then, were all of that to happen, I still don’t think the UK fans would storm the court…when you lead the entire world in basketball victories by a college program, you don’t need to…come March-April I hope the fans of UK can storm Euclid street as the team returns home with chunks of netting around their necks…



  149. david ball
    2:55 pm December 16, 2011 Permalink

    wow..just checked…last Saturday marked the 24th time UK has lost as the #1 team in the nation…and half of those were to unranked teams…oh well…



  150. MIke
    12:20 pm December 17, 2011 Permalink

    Well you may not think you will storm RUPP but you did the football field…



  151. KentuckyismorethanUK
    5:57 pm December 17, 2011 Permalink

    At the person who called someone an idiot for reminding you guys how people rushed the field at the UT football game, it IS EXACTLY THE SAME THING!!!!!! If we had the same history in bball that we did in football, you people would DEFINITELY rush the freakin’ court just like you did the freakin’ field. I say, “you people” because I was born and raised in KY, and the fanatical obsession that people have with UK here disgusts me and it’s the very reason that I can’t stand college bball now. Did you know I have been THREATENED by people when I say I hate UK basketball? So please stop acting like you are classy and too cool to get excited about anything. UK fans are not better than the IU fans so get over it already.



  152. John
    9:25 pm December 17, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky fans rushed the field after they beat LSU in football. Is there a difference?



  153. John
    9:28 pm December 17, 2011 Permalink

    With more research I discovered that Kentucky LEADS the SEC in fines related to fans rushing the field. Check it out.

    http://www.lex18.com/news/sec-fines-kentucky-for-fans-rushing-field-after-tennessee-win/