Monday, November 17, 2008
UK vs North Carolina - ESPN - 9pm est - Tuesday
Because she lost a bet, UK's most famous fan, actress Ashley Judd, will be in the North Carolina student section at Tuesday night's game. How could a nice girl like her end up in a place like that?
Q: Since you'll be sitting with the North Carolina students, will you be cheering for the Tar Heels?
A: I will be my usual UK self in their student section. Becoming a Tar Heel was most adamantly not a part of the deal. ... Just that I'd come stand with them!
Q: How did you make a bet that might require you to be in the North Carolina student section?
A: While campaigning on UNC's campus with Senator (Joe) Biden's sister, we had a marvelous crowd that was very fired up for change and who was determined to change the trend of young people who say they are going to vote (and) then flake out on election day. To help galvanize their participation and encourage them not to be complacent at the last minute, I spontaneously blurted out that I would stand in their student section (with my UK attire, thank you very much) on the 18th if they got out the vote in a big way and delivered N.C. for the change we need. This, obviously, would be historic, as NC hasn't voted Democratic since Jimmy Carter, and it would help make (Barack) Obama and Biden's victory more emphatic.