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Big Blue Nation Cares lets Rose from West Liberty enjoy Kentucky game

Rose Lykins

By LARRY VAUGHT

When the tornado devastated West Liberty, Kentucky coach John Calipari went there to help with a fundraising telethon that came about partially because of a plea UK fan Rose Lykins made on Kentucky Sports Radio.

On Saturday, Lykins and her husband were in Rupp Arena to watch UK play Texas A&M thanks to Big Blue Nation Cares, a group that provides UK football and basketball game tickets for deserving fans. Lykins and her husband got front row seats and a hotel room from BBN Cares.

“I can’t tell you how much my husband and I enjoyed the game. It’s  a shame Kentucky didn’t win, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Lykins said. “I was able to get (former UK coach) Joe B. Hall’s autograph, which was more than I ever hoped for.”

I was able to spend a few minutes with Lykins before the game. Enjoy her comments on the video.

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  1. Larry Pup

    Amen! Loved this story.

  2. Jim Boyers

    Rose is always a great caller on KSR. She is smart, sassy and no-nonsense. She always holds her own with those boys just fine.

    Congrats on attending the game Rose. You may have been the one that inspired them to victory in the last few minutes.

    1. larryvaught

      Jim, from what I have heard, Rose overshadows Ryan Lemond every time she calls. Just dominates him

  3. Karen Sprinkle

    Great story, Larry.

  4. LindaS

    The BBN is the best fan base in the world. Whether it is game tickets or someone sending a basketball you can’t beat them, they are superfantabulousglorious!

    1. larryvaught

      Love that last word LindaS. Leave it to you to invent a new word to describe Big Blue fans

  5. Love SEC F-Ball

    Great story! – Congrat’s Rose – glad you & your husband enjoyed the game.
    Thanks Larry – BBN is the best!

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