Lifelong fan attends Sweet Sixteen tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – People from all over the state headed to Rupp Arena for the Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament.

One of those traveling fans included Reginald Rice.

Rice grew up playing basketball and when his playing days were over, he became a dedicated fan to the tournament.

He’s been attending since 1946 and has been sitting in the same seat in the front row for about 20 years.

“It’s all the good friendship, all the camaraderie, it’s a good place for old friends to gather together,” said Reginald Rice.

Rice is 90 years old and says he will attend the games as long as he can.

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