The University of Kentucky is Kentucky's largest university with over 32,000 students. The state-supported school was founded in 1865.
The Kentucky Wildcats is a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. The Wildcats sponsor tootball, men's & women's football basketball, women's volleyball, baseball, softball, men's & women's cross country, men's & women's swimming/diving, women's gymnastics, men's & women's soccer, men's & women's track & field (indoor & outdoor), men's & women's golf, men's & women's tennis, and rifle. The men's soccer team competes in the Mid-American Conference because the SEC does not sponsor that sport for men.
The University of Kentucky men's basketball team has become one of the elite NCAA men's basketball programs, winning seven NCAA titles in the process. Their seven titles have been won by four different coaches; no other Division I school has had more than two coaches win national titles. In addition, the University of Kentucky cheerleaders have won the UCA Division I-A Cheerleading Championnship 12 times, more than any other school.