Jubilation over the University of Kentucky's win over the University of Louisville quickly turned into scenes of couch-burning mayhem in key celebratory areas around campus. Lexington's State Street, which had become the epicenter of couch burning in recent weeks, was quickly filled with thousands of people, smoke and flying beer bottles. Police in riot gear with fire extinguishers and batons dodged bottles from the growing crowd and tried to stop a raft of couch fires.
Celebrations Cause Destruction in Lexington
By Linda B. Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader, Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader, Josh Kegley, Lexington Herald-Leader & Mary Meehan, Lexington Herald-Leader • Apr 1, 2012