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UK announces scoreboard contest winner

You’re looking at the new design for the West scoreboard above the main entrance to Commonwealth Stadium. This one beat out three others in a poll on the BBN First website. It received 43 percent of the vote, narrowly edging out the state outline for the bid:

Your thoughts on the winner?

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

32 Comments for UK announces scoreboard contest winner



  1. Greg
    5:33 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    I am still not a big fan of the new logo, but maybe it will grow on me. It still just looks to me like someone kicked the side of Houston’s logo.



  2. CliftonCat
    5:41 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    POWER K!!!!!!!!



  3. HeshimuMeansWarrior
    5:41 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    POWER K.



  4. CliftonCat
    5:43 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    BRING IT BACK!!!!!



  5. jpgott2
    5:46 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    I like the state outline.



  6. HeshimuMeansWarrior
    5:47 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    Drew, seriously. What’s it gonna take?

    POWER MUTHAF**KIN’ K!!!!!!!!!!



  7. W c cockrell
    5:51 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    I still would like to see a big angry wildcat that would light up at night! No real awe struck in this new one either!



  8. wow
    5:55 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    that new logo looks cheap to me. POWER K



  9. wow
    5:57 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    the new logo looks cheap to me. Would love to see the power K, state outline, or a angry wildcat. Little disappointed in this



  10. Memphis Cat
    5:58 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    While I voted for the one that won, I’m indifferent. Honestly, I’d like to see us get new scoreboards. Hopefully that is the next phase for CWS. Ours looks tiny compared to some of the others around the league.



  11. Jeffrey
    6:14 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    They are the two best ones of them all, so not surprised. Only wished they never changed the K. It’s so frustrating to look at.



  12. I'd Like To Know
    6:20 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    I’d like to know who’s responsible for that pansyarsed so-called “k”
    in the new logo. No, seriously. WHY.



  13. Patrick
    6:42 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    Both are disappointing, the K is garbage. These are the two steps back to Stoops’ one step forward in renovation…



    • novalsi
      8:35 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

      $120M for a stadium reno, $50M for a training facility, millions of dollars for an upgraded support staff, and you’re worried about the back of a scoreboard affecting our on-field performance.

      Get it together, man.



  14. GACAT
    6:50 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    I like the outline of the state more.



  15. DEP
    7:00 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    Power K really? Just another example of how we don’t know how to evolve. From apparel to bball uni’s to this monstrosity. For heaven’s sake do something cool for once.



  16. OldSchoolUser
    7:00 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    Super disappointed, as usual. How can we make it look like it did in the 1950’s?



    • novalsi
      8:35 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

      YEAH AND BAN BLACK UNIFORMS



  17. OldSchoolUser
    7:05 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    Power K.



  18. jpgott2
    7:40 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    I could definitely picture the state outline lit up in neon blue at night.



  19. Cooper
    8:35 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    I posted a comment on the BBNFirst Web site asking about the new logo and why action wasn’t being taken due to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to it by fans and players…UK wouldn’t even approve of it to let it appear on the site. Sounds like they’re in denial about how terrible it really is.



  20. bluetothebone
    10:49 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    It is the one I voted for, but still not crazy about it…my son had sent me one earlier that would look awesome…had the UK interlocking in top left corner with big outline of the state with big widcat outlined in it with the players inside it.



  21. GroundControlToNumber9
    11:10 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    WTF is wrong with people… who looks at that K and says “yes”

    #FIREBARNHART

    This is strike 3.
    1. Tubby too long
    2. Billy ‘WTF’ G.
    3. Identifty crisis with no Power K

    OUTTA HERE! Seriously, I’ll shit on your porch.



  22. GroundControlToNumber9
    11:12 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    It’s like changing our color from blue to chartreuse.

    No one should be given the power to be able to f up that bad.



  23. GroundControlToNumber9
    11:20 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    UK athletic director offices:

    Barnhart: “Hey, I think we should change our logo”

    Yes Men: “Yea, what are you thinking?”

    Barnhart: “My wife drew this sideways Y with a line along it’s base while tipsy last night.”

    Yes Men: “That looks really good”

    Barnhart: “Yea, I have the inability to make decisions… You know… let Tubby stay too long… passed on Cal, hired Billy…

    One Yes Man Breaks Rank: “You did what?!?”

    Barnhart: “Someone show him the door. So my wife’s design is architectural strategery? Great, I’ll call IMG and tell them to sign the deal. You know I was thinking… all these crazy people will have to buy all new fan gear to match the new logo. We’ll make a killing!!!”



  24. Ken Kurlas
    11:28 pm August 20, 2015 Permalink

    We need to rethink this – the scoreboards backs should shout-out to everyone. These should be lit up like the UK logo inside the Nutter Center. Make a big statement about the program.



    • Tampa satchel
      8:02 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

      Who puts a tweet link that is protected from views?



  25. Pat Armstrong
    12:28 am August 21, 2015 Permalink

    New UK logo is cartoonish and unprofessional, and I despise how it looks and hate how we in almost near secrecy changed it without fan input . You do NOT make a “K” by writing it in the manner of this new logo. This looks like it was done by a five-year old. Nike’s full block “K” design in its apparel graphics was very well designed and done but had to be thinned in one part (top diagonal line) due to the difficulty in sizing it to fit its allotted space. A full block “K” of any type is difficult to do and to make look good along with the other letters it accompanies. I point this out because our 1997 UK interlock is part of that difficulty seen from the nature of the letter “K” yet was still designed well enough to be professional and distinctive. Now, apparently someone thought it would be proper to give it an overhaul. What we have now–at the center of our new football field by the way–is this goofy looking thing that does not invoke pride or do what a logo is supposed to do. And why change? We had a New York Yankees-style timeless logo that could have stood the test of time (like theirs, and it will never change), but we really goofed that up royally. Shame on whomever is responsible for that. And did the fans get a vote? The answer is no–I’m surprised and frankly very disappointed that UK chose this and also did not give the fans a chance to give feedback. The original interlocking UK did NOT need changing–what we needed was a distinctive new design for a wildcat logo and associated other logos/graphics similar to the ones associated with EKU. I do realize that many, yourselves on the radio show included, do not see much of a difference and in so doing could care less about it. However, there is no question in business or in sports that logos are vital to a team’s following and success. A logo is supposed to inject spirit and pride in one’s feeling about his or her team. Mitch Barnhart should re-think this very awful design–truly one of the worst designs in all of sports. Finally, design a new wildcat, and by all means keep the original, distinctive interlocking UK…no need to change for either the Yankees or the Kentucky Wildcats.



    • Tampa satchel
      8:59 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

      If you don’t like the logo, fine, but your outrage that a billion dollar business didn’t ask for your input is hilarious. Shall we call you before we decide what to cook for dinner?



  26. SADmaninKY
    8:45 am August 21, 2015 Permalink

    Next time they do a redesign, take a look at Daktronics, makers of large LED billboards. You could change the design every week if you wanted.



  27. piedma schwartz
    10:13 am August 21, 2015 Permalink

    who are the ad wizards that came up with this one?

    that K is terrible