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The accolades that can be applied to Kentucky Wildcats basketball are almost too numerous to mention. In their over 100-year history, fans who have purchased Kentucky Wildcat tickets over the years have seen the team win seven national championships, second to UCLA overall, and are the winningest college basketball program in history. Its all-time record of 2079–648 also holds the record for highest winning percentage in history (.762) as well.
UK basketball tickets are generally highly sought after, largely due to its national stature and tremendous history. As such, discount Wildcats tickets can often be hard to find, even in the biggest basketball arena in the country, Rupp Arena. With a seating capacity of 23,500, sales of Kentucky Wildcats tickets generally lead the nation.
Kentucky Wildcats basketball traces its roots back to 1903, when State College (Kentucky) registered its first-ever win, an 11-10 decision over Lexington YMCA. In 1909, fans who bought cheap Wildcat tickets watched the term record its first-ever winning season, going 5-4 on the year.
The 1912 season saw the Wildcats win its first championship, registering a 9-0 record and winning the Southern Championship. As the program continued to evolve, the Wildcats basketball schedule continued to expand, and in 1921, fans who bought Kentucky Wildcats basketball tickets watched as Kentucky registered upset victories over Tulane, Mercer, Mississippi A&M and Georgia to win the first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball championship, considered one of the first national basketball tournaments at the time.
In 1930, Adolph Rupp took over as head coach at Kentucky, and his 41-year reign as coach was legendary. Fans who bought cheap Wildcats tickets watched Rupp win four NCAA Championships (1948, 1949, 1951, 1958) and he retired with 876 victories, fifth-most in NCAA history behind Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight, Jim Boeheim, and Dean Smith. Rupp would be succeeded by Joe B. Hall (1972–1985), Eddie Sutton (1985–1989), Rick Pitino (1989–1997), Orlando "Tubby" Smith (1997–2007), Billy Gillispie (2007–2009) and John Calipari (2009–present). Hall, Pitino and Smith have also won national championships for Kentucky as well.
For fans who bought discount UK tickets in the past, many of the named players helped bring conference championships and national titles back to Kentucky. Over 30 players have had their jerseys retired as well, by far the most among any Division 1 basketball programs.
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While the University of Kentucky has always been known and recognized for its nationally acclaimed college basketball program, its football program has been in place since 1881, and sales of Kentucky Wildcats tickets have always been strong for the team that represents the Bluegrass State.
As part of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the Wildcats football schedule is filled with great opponents such as the Florida Gators, Tennessee Volunteers, LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies, Missouri Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks. Discount Wildcats tickets are always hard to find for these annual games.
In 120 seasons, Kentucky holds an all-time record of 570-565-44, with one national championship and two SEC titles. For fans who have purchased cheap Wildcats football tickets in the past, they have also been witness to Kentucky achieving a lot of firsts—the first SEC team to introduce football in 1881, the first team in the SEC to have a player win the Outland Trophy (Bob Gain, 1950), and the first SEC team to field an African-American player (Nat Northington, 1966).
The legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant, who later went on to glory with the Alabama Crimson Tide, was the Kentucky Wildcats head coach from 1946-1953. During that time, fans who bought University of Kentucky tickets watched Bryant guide Kentucky to eight straight winning seasons, including a disputed national championship in 1950. That particular year, fans who bought discount Kentucky football tickets watched Bryant guide the Wildcats to an undefeated season and their first-ever SEC Championship, going on to defeat the #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl, ending the Sooners’ 31-game unbeaten streak. However, at the time, the NCAA took their final poll before the bowls began, and Kentucky was never officially recognized as national champions.
For fans who bought Kentucky Wildcats tickets during that period, they also watched Bryant guide Kentucky to berths in the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl, 1950 Orange Bowl and the 1952 Cotton Bowl as well, marking the greatest period in Kentucky football history.
In 1976, head coach Fran Curci led the Wildcats to their second SEC Championship with an 8-3 record. Fans who bought discount Wildcats football tickets that year were thrilled, as Curci led Kentucky to its first bowl appearance in 25 years, beating the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Peach Bowl, 21-0.
Since that time, the Wildcats have played in 10 bowl games, and for fans who bought Kentucky football tickets between 2006 and 2008, they watched their favorite college team win three consecutive postseason games.
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The Southeastern Conference features many of the best college baseball teams in the country, and the Kentucky Wildcats are a major force in the conference as well. University of Kentucky tickets are always hot sellers for the baseball team, as they take on perennial national contenders Alabama, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State and South Carolina year after year.
Kentucky baseball tickets have been hot sellers in the 21st century, as the Wildcats look to be considered among the elite SEC teams. Because of their location as the northernmost team in the SEC, the Wildcats have a slight disadvantage in terms of recruiting, however, for fans looking for discount Wildcats baseball tickets, they will see a Wildcats program that is continuing to build a strong traditions of baseball excellence.
For fans who have purchased Kentucky Wildcats tickets in the past, they have seen many stars who have gone on to register great careers in Major League Baseball (MLB). Joe Blanton, Jason Kipnis, Jim Leyritz, Brandon Webb, Terry Shumpert, Scott Downs and Collin Cowgill all graced the UK baseball fields before finding fame in professional baseball. For fans who bought cheap Wildcats baseball tickets, the chance to see youngsters develop their skills at the collegiate level was a big draw.
During the latter part of the 20th century, fans who bought Kentucky baseball tickets watched head coach Keith Madison lead the program for 29 years before retiring in 2003. In 1988 and 1993, fans who purchased Kentucky Wildcats tickets watched as Madison led UK to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2006, under coach John Cohen, fans who bought Kentucky baseball tickets watched as Cohen led the Wildcats to their first and only SEC regular-season championship. UK was unable to win the season-ending tournament, however, but did move on to the NCAA Tournament before being eliminated in the regionals.
Under new coach Gary Henderson, the Wildcats hope to continue its tradition of baseball excellence, and for fans buying Kentucky Wildcats tickets, they too look forward to an exciting Wildcats baseball schedule.
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