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It’s time to name Rupp Arena’s new video board

Rupp Arena’s new state-of-the-art video board needs a name and the Lexington Center spent the last month and a half taking your suggestions for its “Name the Video Board Contest.”

After 3,800 submitted entires (that’s a lot), the LCC Board of Directors PR/Marketing Committee narrowed it down to two finalists — and it is time for fans to vote to determine the winner.

The finalists are: “SEYMORE,” submitted by Linda Parrish of Nicholasville, Kentucky; and “LEXI,” submitted by Dan Parker, a 1972 UK Grad, currently living in Reno, Nevada.

You’re invited to vote on your favorite name by going to Rupp’s Facebook page and clicking on the appropriate reaction icon. Voting begins right now and ends December 2nd at 12 pm. The winner will be announced at the UK vs. UCLA Men’s Basketball home game on December 3rd.

The grand prize for the winning contest entry is two tickets to every public ticketed event in Rupp Arena for the 2017 season, including lower-level tickets to the remainder of the 2016-17 UK Men’s Basketball Season, a private tour for 10 of the UK Locker room, and a custom 40th Anniversary Rupp Arena Jacket.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for It’s time to name Rupp Arena’s new video board



  1. CayutsBy90
    6:33 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    My vote is for “Harambe”



  2. UK Maine-iac
    6:57 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    Both of those are dumb. I’d rather just keep calling it video board. This is Barnhardt’s doing isn’t it.



  3. Tater
    7:16 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    BluZilla



  4. Megan
    8:21 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    I’d like something that keeps Bertha in the name.



  5. BEAN
    9:34 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    Why does it have to be named? So dumb…



  6. EdC
    9:46 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    Who in the world came up with these 2 as the best names. This is going to look as dumb to other teams as Rock Chalk Jayhawk. It’s almost like the national Democratic and Republican parties came up with them.



  7. 502CodeRed
    10:04 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    Dumbotron?



  8. catfaninfla
    10:35 pm November 23, 2016 Permalink

    Joe-B-Tron



    • Cmarion
      8:12 am November 24, 2016 Permalink

      I submitted that name.



  9. The Professor
    12:28 am November 24, 2016 Permalink

    Wow! If those are the best 2 names I would hate to see the others. No offense to the authors but those names are God awful!



  10. TheBlueRanger
    10:34 am November 24, 2016 Permalink

    Big Bertha to Magic Mike would have made a nice transition.



  11. playmorezeppelin
    11:20 am November 24, 2016 Permalink

    Damn I meant to submit Ruppert (pronounced Rupert) but forgot.