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Kentucky’s band met up with Clemson’s in Knoxville

In the Rich Brooks era, the Kentucky Wildcats and Clemson Tigers were not the best of friends.

Both schools met in the Music City Bowl in 2006 and 2009, with the Cats pulling off the upset victory in the first matchup, and the Tigers sending Coach Brooks into retirement in the second, kickstarting Joker Phillips’ time as UK’s head coach.

The two teams have only played 13 times in history, with Kentucky owning the series lead 8-5.

This afternoon, however, the bands of both teams crossed paths in Knoxville traveling home from their Saturday road victories, and instantly bonded.

As you all know, Clemson’s in-state rival is South Carolina, and they are well aware of our rivalry with the Cards.

We stopped in a mall in Knoxville and ran into Clemson’s Band. The Winners Mall,” Kentucky band member Hayden Hooper said in an Instagram post.

We took care of business against their rival, they laid the wood on ours.

You have our respect, Tiger Nation.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

8 Comments for Kentucky’s band met up with Clemson’s in Knoxville

  1. BigBlueBass
    8:00 pm September 17, 2017 Permalink


  2. bethkygirl
    8:38 pm September 17, 2017 Permalink

    This is awesome 💙💙

  3. Jack Pilgrim = Nostradamos.

  4. W.C.
    9:57 pm September 17, 2017 Permalink

    I hope no one in Lexington gets an idea for a “Blackout” next Saturday. That idea was a total flop at Louisville and SC. Lets have a “Blue Out” instead.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:24 pm September 17, 2017 Permalink

      You have to admit, when you get your butt handed to you on your home field… is apropos.
      Cards and Cocks in mourning,

  5. ClutchCargo
    10:25 pm September 17, 2017 Permalink

    I know a UK Band mom who was telling me this story just this afternoon. I imagine there were a lot of high fives exchanged before they went on their merry ways!

  6. chucko
    10:37 pm September 17, 2017 Permalink

    We set the row directly behind the band at South Carolina. These students are working as hard as the players and cheerleaders ! They keep the crowd going and never stop cheering! When you see a bank member give a thank you and a pat on the back! Go BAND!

  7. BigBlueBass
    4:14 pm September 18, 2017 Permalink

    Wow you deleted my comment about Nashville in the article