Mark Stoops seemingly can do no wrong right about now. Kyle Tucker of the Courier Journal posted the other day that UK season tickets are soaring and that as of Monday, 43,177 tickets had been sold. This is in contrast to the 38,475 last year and as of now, UK is about 7,000 ahead of the calendar date pace for last year. If that trend hold up, UK season ticket sales could come close to 2011′s 48.405. With UK launching a new season ticket blitz, I am going to make a bold prediction that the number of tickets this year will be around 48,000 – 50,000. Coming off a 2-10 year, that is pretty impressive.
Today, Mark Stoops and his staff held the annual Women’s Clinic and it was sold out. Larry Vaught’s site featured a first person account of the event today.
After Stoops, the ladies of the BBN heard from each coach individually. Overall, hearing the coaches speak was fantastic. It is evident that these guys are passionate about their jobs and the BBN, and are here to win. They all brought energy and for the first time in years, had me excited for football season.
My favorite part of the day was Avery Williamson announcing the players that were there to sign autographs and take pictures. Williamson had way too much fun with a microphone in his hand and had everyone entertained. I lost track of how many times he said “turn up, ladies” which of course, got everyone on their feet cheering. We even got serenaded by walk-on offensive lineman, Bill Davis, who has a great voice.
Another aspect of the clinic that I thoroughly enjoyed was being able to connect with other women who are just as passionate about UK athletics as I am. I met an older woman who has had Kentucky football season tickets for 30 years. She’s someone who has definitely seen it all and it was easy to tell that she was a die-hard fan just like me. It was a great experience to hear her insights on the new era of UK football.
Kentucky Wildcats TV was on hand for the event and has some video.