Louisville fan cheers on team from Wildcat Country


Reporter - Kathryn Di Gisi
Photojournalist - David Dycus
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PADUCAH, Ky. - Her University of Louisville gear is displayed proudly. Pictures of Cardnial legends decorate her desk.

"This is Chane Behanan , Gorgui Dieng, and Peyton Siv," Louisville fan Leigh Ann Bailey said.

Bailey spent four years at the University of Louisville. She stepped out on a limb going there, being from Wildcat Country. Even her boyfriend is a die-hard University of Kentucky fan.

"We get along, you know.  At the end of the day everybody just wants their team to win. But the rivalry is a lot of fun," Bailey said.

Most Louisville fans will gather at a local sports bar to cheer the Cards on, but Bailey says she's too superstitious for that. She prefers her "lucky spot" on the couch.

"I'll wear the same shirt I did last Saturday, I'll be in the same spot on the couch, we're probably going to eat the same food we ate. Anything to help my Cardinals win," she said.

Local 6 heard from some UK fans who said if it can't be University of Kentucky, we might as well keep it in the state. So, some plan to cross over, but just this once.