Beshear Claims Tuesday Championship Day

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/03/2012 5:51 pm
Gov. Steve Beshear today proclaimed Tuesday, April 3, as “Championship Day” in Kentucky, in recognition of the University of Kentucky basketball team winning the 2012 NCAA men’s basketball title.

“Our state not only sent four teams to the tournament, but made up half of the Final Four and brought home the trophy,” said Gov. Beshear.  “The Wildcats have been the team to beat all season, and in last night’s game against Kansas, they proved once again that they’re the best team in the country.”

The proclamation honors the team’s accomplishment in defeating the University of Kansas, 67-59, on Monday night to secure the school’s eighth national championship. The Governor will join other Kentucky fans in a public celebration this afternoon at Rupp Arena.

“The University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team exemplifies the perfect combination of talent and unselfish team play from which great champions are made,” the proclamation reads.

After winning NCAA tournament games against Western Kentucky, Iowa State, Indiana and Baylor universities, UK advanced to the championship game against Kansas by defeating the University of Louisville, 69-61, Saturday in the “Battle of the Bluegrass.” The proclamation notes that the in-state rivalry game “was viewed with pride by Kentucky fans of both teams.”



Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Fayette County Principal: Reportedly Suspended For Drinking During School Trip
Henry Clay High School's Principal was recently suspended without pay because he reportedly drank a beer during a school trip. Video Video
KSP Makes Large Drug Bust In Laurel County
The Kentucky State Police issued arrest warrants for eighteen people for illegal drug activity.
Clark County Man Arrested for Child Pornography
Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Office arrested a man after finding child pornography on his laptop.
Neighborhood: Not Greyhound Friendly
People in the Elkhorn neighborhood in Lexington don't want a Greyhound bus station. They said it would be an intrusion to the neighborhood. Video Video
Woman Taken To Hospital After SUV Flips On New Circle Rd.
Lexington Police said a woman went to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after the SUV she was driving flipped on New Circle Road.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.