WKU coach Taggart gives away UK tickets at Topper Cafe

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Tyler Lashbrook

Coach Willie Taggart gave away 20 tickets to Saturday’s WKU-Kentucky game this afternoon at the newly built Topper Cafe. 

The giveaway was set up by Taggart and Lindsay Boyden, assistant AD for marketing.

A group of students waited outside of the Topper Cafe for their chance at a free ticket to the game, which kicks off at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. 

In order to win the ticket, students had to stand alone on a chair and sing the WKU fight song, “Stand Up and Cheer,” in front of the cafeteria.

Lexington junior Brandon Farmer was the first in line to sing the fight song.

Farmer sang the song proudly while other students joined in the singing.

“I am so excited to be here and secure my ticket and sing the fight song to support my college.” Farmer said.

Taggart said he thinks “everyone should know the fight song and take pride in it.”

After all the tickets were given away, Taggart ordered everyone in the cafeteria to stand in unison and sing the fight song.

After the final fight song was sung, a “T-O-P-S TOPS TOPS TOPS!” chant broke out. 

“As WKU going (to Lexington) to play, we know the place is going to be flooded with blue and we need as much help as we can,” Taggart said. “We need to go up there and be nice and loud.”

Taggart called the ticket giveaway a success.

“We gave away the tickets, some people learned the fight song, it was a great day,” Taggart said.