Big Blue Nation descends on Greensboro N.C. as Cats win first game

Big Blue Nation descends on Greensboro N.C. as Cats get ready for first game
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 10:32 AM EDT
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GREENSBORO, N.C. (WKYT) - Friday was game day for UK in Greensboro. Kentucky finished off a pesky Providence club 61-53 in the NCAA East Region opening round.

At Greensboro Coliseum, UK fans have already been showing up for the earlier games. Thursday, our crew there saw around a hundred or so UK fans at open practice, but we know that many more either arrived Thursday night or will be doing so before the game.

Big Blue fans already in Greensboro do have some time to kill before the big game. Of course, it is St. Patrick’s Day, so what better way to celebrate is at the official UK pep rally location, right across the street from the coliseum at Steel Hand Brewing?

Steel Hand says they really benefit from weekends like this one. This is the third week of hosting fans and they are ready for the Big Blue Nation.

“Last week, we had great crowds in here every day. It was actually some of the best days we have had since we opened the doors and we expect those numbers to even increase this week with the NCAA tournament teams in town and Kentucky will be here. We will be pouring green beer for them its St. Patrick’s Day. So, we will have a little mix of the green with the blue,” said Bonny Bernat, events manager at Steel Hands Brewing.

The UK pep rally is happening at Steel Hands Brewing from 4 to 6 p.m. The cheerleaders and the wildcat will be on hand to get folks hyped up and then you can walk right across the street and get ready to cheer on the Cats.