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There is a checkerboard sidewalk on UK’s campus

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Checkerboard has become an integral part of the UK Athletics brand, and now it’s an integral part of the UK sidewalks.

Over on Rose Street on UK’s campus, you’ll find a huge checkerboard sidewalk. It’s in front of the Jacobs Science Building. You can’t miss it.

Is that checkerboard enthusiast Mitch Barnhart hand painting it in the photo?

Also, the upside down ‘S’ is driving me crazy.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

8 Comments for There is a checkerboard sidewalk on UK’s campus



  1. CATSfaninColorado
    11:07 am October 18, 2018 Permalink

    The Checkerboard doesn’t bother me as much as the KSR crew but that upside down S is absolutely inexcusable. #FIREMITCH



    • Yev
      11:13 am October 18, 2018 Permalink

      The S is terrible. BUt long term, 2 major issues with this. First, that white is going to get dingy/dirty and will look like total garbage soon. Second, maybe they forgot, but a painted surface becomes extremely slippery when wet. This is a liability issue as far as I am concerned.



    • jaws2
      3:36 pm October 18, 2018 Permalink

      You do know they make paint with grit in it? If not, welcome to the 20th century! It’s been around a lonnnng time.
      Not sure they’re that smart though considering the ‘S’!



  2. ukjosh25
    11:11 am October 18, 2018 Permalink

    Vomit ?



  3. ZacharyJanes18
    11:16 am October 18, 2018 Permalink

    I thought checkerboards were a Tennessee thing



  4. bbn606
    11:20 am October 18, 2018 Permalink

    Could we just let Tennessee have the checkerboard and stop being a copy-cat?



  5. Cat68
    11:28 am October 18, 2018 Permalink

    Agree! Checkerboards are weak! And the rationale in favor of them is, too.



  6. J. Did
    5:09 pm October 18, 2018 Permalink

    Word is KENTUCKY had Checkerboard tradition before tuh tuh tenuh see stole it. KENTUCKY simply reclaimed it. Now, someone will need to scrub it daily. Hopefully, they used pool paint.