Dec 1, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Florida State Seminoles defensive coordinator Mark Stoops signals to his team during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2012 ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. FSU defeated Georgia Tech 21-15. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Come Out and Welcome Coach Stoops to UK Today

Kentucky football fans who excited for the Mark Stoops era to begin in Lexington can come out and welcome the new coach today. UK Athletics released the following information about the events:

Mark Stoops will be officially introduced as Kentucky head football coach on Sunday. He will take to a podium at the Nutter Field House alongside UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and President Eli Capilouto in the press conference at 3 p.m., but the event is closed to the public.

That doesn’t mean the Big Blue Nation will not be able to participate. Fans are invited to welcome Stoops at two different times and locations on Sunday.

  • At 12:45 p.m. at the R.J. Corman Airplane Hangar in Nicholasville.
  • At 2:45 p.m. outside the Nutter Field House next to Gate 1 of Commonwealth Stadium.

After Stoops enters Nutter for his press conference, fans are invited to proceed into Commonwealth and watch the comments of Stoops, Barnhart and Capilouto on the video boards. Former and current UK football players will be able to attend the press conference.

For those unable to participate in either opportunity to welcome Stoops, you can watch the press conference live at 3 p.m. in the following ways:

  • UK IMG Network (check back later for local affiliates airing the broadcast)
  • Online at
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