Bowling Green, Ky (WBKO) -- "Go Big Blue!” said Cameron Feese, Overtime Sports Bar and Grill Manager.
"It's all about the Big Blue Nation!" said Shawn Asbury, Hibbett Sports Manager.
It was hard to drive around Bowling Green today without being reminded of the biggest game in college basketball, the fight for the National Championship! Wildcat fans were proudly wearing their blue!
The Brand Store, on Scottsville Road, is preparing inventory to support an anticipated win from University of Kentucky.
"Over at Fruit North, they will be printing off fifteen hundred or more shirts and we will have six different designs," said Brent Miller, The Brand Store Assistant Manager.
Fruit of the Loom is not the only store on the edge of their seats. Hibbetts Sports plans to open at six o'clock tomorrow morning, to accommodate all of their “big blue” fans.
"We will have the locker room shirts that the players will have on tonight. Then we will have more shirts to follow throughout the rest of the afternoon. The brunt of our stuff will hit Wednesday morning whenever UPS shows up. We have tons of stuff coming," said Shawn Asbury, Hibbett Store Manager.
Alumni Hall, in Greenwood Mall, will also be selling shirts, pending UK's big win!
As exciting as this big game may be, UK fans cannot get too far ahead of themselves, yet. The game airs at 8:10 tonight. Overtime Sports Bar and Grill, in bowling green, is preparing to accommodate for “wildcat country”!
"We try to staff up for the month of March because that is our busiest time of year. We are using more servers, more bar tenders, more kitchen staff, so everyone is getting several hours in," said Cameron Feese, Overtime Sports Bar and Grill Manager.
The manager of the sports bar says it is an exciting time to work in such an entertaining atmosphere.
"The other night, one of our bartenders taped the end of the game on his phone, when Harrison hit the last second shot. This place went nuts! It went crazy! It's always like that. Especially with the games UK have been winning, the way they've been winning, with last second shots. It's a lot of fun. It's intense. It's a great atmosphere and we enjoy it. It's a lot of fun!" said Cameron Feese, Overtime Sports Bar and Grill Manager.
The restaurant is expecting their big crowd to flood in around between six and seven o'clock tonight.