Thousands of UK fans show up for College GameDay at Rupp Arena
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - —
A big day for UK fans Saturday, as ESPN brought its College GameDay show to Rupp Arena.
Thousands of UK fans showed up early, and many of them said they would be back Saturday night for the UK-Florida game.
Fans saw some familiar faces, including Coach Cal. They also saw how much went into such a big production.
Before today, Kentucky had a 5-9 record when GameDay is in town, a record fans hope to improve Saturday.
ESPN says the record for a GameDay crowd was during Coach John Calipari's first season at UK in 2010, when more than 22,000 fans showed up for the show at Rupp Arena.
This was the eighth College GameDay visit for a UK-Florida game. Only the Duke-North Carolina rivalry has more College GameDay appearances, with nine.