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Basketball needs support

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The score is final, Kentucky beat Creighton so we will have one more game in the NIT on our home court. The Leprechaun Legion is the second (and should be first) best student section in the country. I think that is a pretty cool thing. To be honest however, it was a little embarrassing that the first two NIT games were broadcast on ESPN because the crowd was so small and dull with the exception of a few exciting moments. The people who were there were loud, and I give them 100 percent credit for making up for all the empty seats, but it was like comparing Notre Dame Stadium on a game day to the Blue-Gold Game.

I know the season was disappointing, but come on people, we need to show up for this game and be the loudest, most hostile student section Kentucky has ever played in front of. I am fully (not) condoning the “suck it” cheer, momma jokes and anything we can come up with as a student section. We have one more game left in the JACC, let’s show the team that we are still 100 percent behind them so that they can be fired up and get back to Madison Square Garden to win!

Go Irish! Beat Wildcats!

Matthew McManus


Fisher Hall

March 23