July 22, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Louisville at Kentucky football game on Sept. 19 will kick off at noon and will be televised by ESPNU, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday.  This will be the ninth consecutive season that the UK-UofL game will be a live national or regional telecast.

Kentucky’s schedule is now set for the first two games of the season.  The opener vs. Miami, which will be played in Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, also will have a noon kickoff and be televised by ESPNU.

Kickoff Luncheon Set for July 31: The annual Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon has been set for Friday, July 31, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

During the luncheon, fans will hear Coach Rich Brooks’ plans for the 2009 season as he attempts to guide the Wildcats to an unprecedented fourth-consecutive bowl trip.  Fans also will have the opportunity to ask questions of the head coach.  The event is capped by the always-popular highlight video, which chronicles the successes of the 2008 season and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl championship.

Individual tickets cost $40 each and a table of 10 costs $400.  Parking will be available in the High Street parking lot across from the hotel.  For reservations, contact Leslie Bray at 859-257-2589 or .

Kentucky Football Calendar:

Date Event
Wed. July 22 SEC Football Media Days in Birmingham, Ala.; Coach Rich Brooks, offensive tackle Zipp Duncan and cornerback Trevard Lindley represent UK
Thurs. July 23 Governor’s Cup Luncheon / News Conference at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville
Fri. July 31 Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Kroger, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington; individual tickets are $40 each, table of 10 for $400
Thurs. Aug. 6 Players report
Fri. Aug. 7 UK Media Day at Commonwealth Stadium; first team practice
Sat. Aug. 8 Fan Day at Commonwealth Stadium, time TBA

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