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Rupp Arena wants YOU to name the new video scoreboard

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By now, you’ve probably seen the pictures of the new center-hung video scoreboard that replaced Big Bertha in Rupp Arena. The state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard was unveiled to the media yesterday and will have its first big run at Big Blue Madness Friday, but the 34′ x 28′ beauty still needs a name. The Lexington Center is holding a public contest to name the scoreboard, which will run from this Friday, October 14 to November 14. The winner will be announced on December 3 at the UK vs. UCLA game.

What does the winner get? Two tickets to every publicly ticketed event in Rupp Arena for the 2017 season, including lower level tickets to the 2016-17 UK Mens’ Basketball Season, a private tour for 10 of the UK Locker room, and a custom 40th Anniversary Rupp Arena Jacket. That’s a pretty amazing prize when you think about it. To enter, submit your entry online by going to www.rupparena.com/nameit or mail it to Lexington Center, 430 W. Vine St. Lexington, KY 40507 Attn:  Nameit Contest. Submissions should include the proposed name along with an explanation of the significance of their submission in 100 words or less.  Submissions will be dated and timed, in the event of duplicate entries, the earliest entry will prevail.

No one steal “Bigger Bertha.” That’s mine.

Here are some more details on the scoreboard and a video presentation:

  • 34’ wide x 28’ tall
  • 45’ off the floor
  • SMD LED Video Displays with tight 6-millimeter line spacing to provide excellent image clarity and contrast to every seat within the arena.
  • The Main Displays each measure approximately 15 feet high by 25 feet wide and are connected by curved corner displays, each measuring 15 feet high by 6 feet wide.
  • Above the Main Displays, a Ring Display circles the top of the configuration measuring 4 feet high by 126 feet long, and at the bottom of the center-hung, a ring display measures 3 feet high by 116 feet long.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

34 Comments for Rupp Arena wants YOU to name the new video scoreboard



  1. real truth
    1:39 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    If the name doesn’t have anything to do with Kenneth Bone…I don’t want any part of it. Dude is an absolute legend.



  2. jfray0
    1:42 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    What about “Bigger, Blacker Bertha”? (Thanks Cards Against Humanity)



  3. Joe Dan Gorman
    1:56 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    CAYWOOD



    • Kernel Sanders
      2:03 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

      Or Cawood, which may be more appropriate



  4. cjruk1
    1:56 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    Scoreboard McScoreface



  5. secrick
    1:59 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    How about RICK, not sure why.



  6. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    2:02 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    Wildcat Coal-board



    • JoeMoney333
      2:12 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

      That’s a great idea! Then in 30 years we can use it to teach our grandkids what coal is.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:19 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

      Our grandkids will probably be heating their homes with coal again by then after the inevitable collapse caused by too much government.



  7. Mathlete
    2:02 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    Scorey McBoardface



  8. Sentient Third Eye
    2:23 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    Sanders

    (This one has two meanings. The first is the Kentucky connection: Colonel Harlan Sanders. The second is Deon Sanders, who famously said as his retort to trash talk, “Man, you need to look up at the scoreboard.”)



    • ukkatzfan
      2:46 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

      Worst name suggestion ^ Where do you think KFC Yum Center name came from? And Deon was a Cowboy, don’t you think his reference should apply to Jones’ Big screen in Cowboy stadium over Lexington’s screen where he never played?



  9. Nerds
    3:02 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    I hope that none of these rubes have a marketing degree. And before anyone asks, “Where is your suggestion, Einstein?” If I had a great idea, the last thing I would do is post it so other could use it.



    • Mathlete
      4:01 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

      “If I had a great idea, the last thing I would do is post it so other could use it.”

      What do you think other people with good ideas aren’t doing?



  10. Nerds
    3:02 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    *others



  11. @GoCayts
    3:23 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    way easier to ask fans instead of paying somebody $50k to come up with something and they just change the font on the B in Bertha



  12. Chef1205
    3:34 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    How about ‘Helga’ …another large female name commanding respect. Go Big Blue!!!!



  13. Nerds
    3:36 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    The Dumbotron.



  14. Willis talkin bout....
    3:49 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    ole Glossy



  15. Lip Man 1
    3:53 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    When you go to the web site address that Mrs. Tyler posted and try to submit a name it says the site is not accepting entries yet.



  16. krkrumpe
    5:09 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    The Catronic



  17. michelleT
    5:42 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    CAT-A-TRON



  18. oXI ENIGMAZ IXo
    5:43 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    Harambe.



  19. snarkster
    6:21 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    d’shizzle in d’mizzle



  20. jonthes
    8:26 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    In honor of my favorite all time player (and I go back to Issel) :
    THE TYLERTRON



  21. yarg
    8:33 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    lil bertie



  22. somerset bill
    8:52 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    if only they had made the change about 10 years ago we could call it the tele-tubby.



  23. terryleo
    9:34 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    Zelda because she will be as big as a legend as the Cats



  24. terryleo
    9:35 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    Viola the Video Queen



  25. Lukifer
    9:50 pm October 10, 2016 Permalink

    I hear UofL now calls their’s Squirt.



  26. UKBlueGreen
    1:27 am October 11, 2016 Permalink

    Lexie



  27. Emily1213
    6:39 am October 13, 2016 Permalink

    LIL BUBBA. Just because the first was BIG Bertha 😊