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WATCH: Kentucky cheerleaders, dancers teach freshmen UK’s game day traditions

The University of Kentucky’s Class of 2024 has arrived in Lexington, and the school is making sure they know how to fit in with the Big Blue Nation.

Even though there’s a chance there won’t be any fans in attendance for collegiate sporting events this fall, it’s important the freshmen understand the traditional game day traditions held by loyal Wildcat fans. Dawn Walters, the head coach of the UK dance team, and Ryan O’Connor, the head coach for the cheerleading team, came together to provide a socially-distanced demonstration of the UK Fight Song, the Go Big Blue chant, the C-A-T-S cheer and a few songs.

Take a look:

Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart appeared in his own introductory video for the class of 2024, welcoming them to campus and encouraging them to do their part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus on campus. Although he says he “looks forward to the day” where students can cheer on the Cats from inside Kroger Field, Rupp Arena and Memorial Coliseum, those shouldn’t necessarily be their priorities right now.

“In the mean time, I would encourage you to take care of your studies,” Barthart says. “Absolutely get started on the right foot and make sure you’re taking care of one another… Welcome to Lexington, Kentucky. Go Cats.”

If only they had included Grove Street…

Article written by Maggie Davis

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