Solid Blue Fans React to Reputation After Riots

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 4/01/2012 11:31 pm
Media outlets all over the nation have been showing images of Saturday night's riots on and around UK's campus, leaving some Solid Blue fans feeling the student body is getting a bad reputation.

Those that were in the middle of the crowd Saturday night say there were plenty of non-students and non-Lexington residents causing trouble as well.

Police arrested 27 individuals following the riots downtown. Multiple cars were tipped over and even burned along with couches.

More than 150 police officers were called in to quell the riots. Some say that added police presence may have played a part in the rowdiness, even though law enforcement interfered very little with the crowd, except to prevent more vehicles from being tipped over and other fires being lit.

Lexington Police are planning a news conference Sunday prior to the National Championship to outline their plans for after the game.

Many around town believe rioting will be even worse if Kentucky wins their eight national title Monday night.
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corbin1928 - 4/5/2012 9:17 PM
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People watching the mayhem around the UK Campus after Kentucky`s basketball wins should be reminded that many, many of the revelers were outsiders, and not students at UK. Please don`t indict innocent students because of the actions outsiders. In one TV clip one fan was hugging another man, and clearly said, "This is my friend from Ohio". if 100 people were arrested out 0f 15,000 to 20,000 reelers, that is not a bad average. I am a UL graduate, and a former security person at UK football games, and I have always been proud of the manner in which a great major majority of UK students conduct themselves.
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