Guest post: What’s it like to be part of UK student section at football, basketball games?

Hannah Teague, left, with her roommate Lauren Busch at Rupp Arena.

Vaught’s note: Hannah Teague is a University of Kentucky sophomore from South Carolina explains what being in the student section at UK games has been like for her — and you will be able to tell immediately that she has liked everything about attending Kentucky games.


Crowds, lights, music, cheering, blue — a sea of blue; these words all come to mind when one says, “UK sports.”

As a sophomore here at UK, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend both basketball and football games in the student sections. Some of my favorite moments are being in a student section at athletic events — UK’s student section is no exception.

I’ve always loved athletics, and fully enjoy being a Kentucky Wildcat. When I was younger, I watched UK basketball and football with my father. As I was making my decision of where to attend college, UK was one of my top choices because of its athletic program.

After committing to UK, I knew without a doubt that it was the best decision I’ve ever made. There’s a certain comraderie at UK games that brings everyone together and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.

Hannah Teague loves being part of the student section at UK football games.

Last year, the football season for the Kentucky Wildcats shocked everyone. UK ended its 2018 SEC play with a 5-3 record and went on to win the Citrus Bowl over Penn State. The football team had such a successful season last year, it led me, as well as other UK students, to refer to UK as an “Everything School.”

Although this year’s football record has not gotten off on a good start, it’s not over yet. Win or lose Big Blue Nation stands by their team no matter what and shows up to support the Wildcats.

If UK fans have not given up on the Kentucky Wildcats, then neither have I — with still more football games to come and the basketball season around the corner, I’m sure UK will rise to the occasion.

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