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Rose Lykins


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.

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

  • Larry Pup says:

    Amen! Loved this story.

  • Jim Boyers says:

    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.

    • larryvaught says:

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

  • Karen Sprinkle says:

    Great story, Larry.

  • LindaS says:

    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!

  • Love SEC F-Ball says:

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


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