This is a question my brother and I were searching for an answer for durng the first and second rounds of the tournament in Portland, Oregon.
We asked basketball fans…bartenders…even the Western Kentucky cheerleaders. No one would or could tell us what a hilltopper was…until now.
“The evolution of the nickname ‘Hilltoppers’ is obvious to those who have seen the Western Kentucky campus. – Since the summit of ‘the Hill’ rises 232 feet above nearby Barren River and the comparatively level plain that surrounds it, it was only natural that the athletes who represented the institution should come to be known as the ‘Hilltoppers.'”
And finally if you ever get a chance to go to a March Madness game, go, you’ll love it. This video explains it all.
The Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants battled for the playoffs in 1993. Barry, Will the Thrill, Matt Williams, and the “Crime Dog”. At a record of 103-59, the Giants ended up missing the playoffs and I have hated the Braves ever since.
Brett took me to the warriors game last night. The Arena was electric in anticipation of a great season. Also thanks B, we had great seats!
Oh GS scored 45 first quarter points en route to a 129-114 win.