No fan base embraces the Madness like Cat fans

Originally Published: October 10, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A car pulled out of a metered parking space on Lexington Avenue, on the campus of the University of Kentucky, and Mike Allen sprang into action.

The Fairdale, Ky., resident jumped out from under the tent where he was holding a three-day basketball vigil. As he urgently ran off, tent mate Ray Thompson of Marion County, Ky., hustled over to place a chair in the vacant parking spot to hold it until Allen returned.

A few minutes later, Allen reappeared behind ...

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