Big Blue Tradition

From the 19-time national championship cheerleading squad to the largest pep band in the country, UK’s student-athletes are supported with unparalleled pageantry and tradition. The Wildcats, the official nickname for UK, are widely regarded as having one of the most loyal and passionate fan bases in the nation.

“There is no other program like the Kentucky program. Players coming in think they understand this, but they only do so in the abstract. After a few years in the midst of the madness, they have a different perspective.” — Bob Ryan, Boston Globe