Re: What Sports teams do you follow?
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Its just my personal feeling. I don't feel right rooting for a college that I have no connection to. You are more than welcome to root for anyone you choose.
I'm guessing you're in the minority by a large margin. I'm a UK alum and my kids grew up huge UK fans. My son was set to attend UK when he received a four-year academic scholarship from a different school with an outstanding academic reputation. It isn't costing us a penny. Needless to say, he accepted that offer immediately, and is also a member of that college's tennis team. So he doesn't have an actual "connection" to UK, but he remains to this day a diehard UK fan and always will be. There are many other instances and ways in which someone can become a fan of a school's sports teams without having attended that school.
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