Lousiville basketball fans are being encouraged to wear white for the Cardinals' Jan. 22 game against Uconn in an effort to "White Out" Freedom Hall. ESPN will televise the 7 p.m. Big Monday contest.
"The Miami Heat, U of L football and others have had similar events with great success," said U of L Head Coach Rick Pitino. "It's a fun way to everyone to get involved and enhance the game atmosphere. It's tough to find people today who can come up with an all-white outfit. I know our fans will get creative and see what they can do. Of course, everyone will want to make sure they stay in fashion and keep it winter white."
The official T-shirt for the "White Out" event is currently available in Louisville area stores Dawahare's and JD Becker, as well as the game day merchandise booths in Freedom Hall operated by Centerplate. A similar "Black Out" promotion for the Cardinals' Nov. 2 football game against West Virginia in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium this season was highly successful, with nearly every U of L fan in attendance wearing black and the Cardinals bringing home a victory.
How about a green out? It wouldn't make any sense, but I haven't seen one and it would be cool. It'd make me play harder if I were on the team.