Nov 30, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 27-14. Image Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Big Blue Weekend At The University Of Kentucky

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Well Cats fans, this time last year we were all excited about seeing coach Mark Stoops and the UK football team at the first spring football game of the Stoops era. Our excitement was high – As evidenced by the 50,000 people that attended – and we all dreamed of what a coaching staff like this could do for UK football. That day impressed a large host of high school recruits as they marveled at the Big Blue Nation’s passionate fan base.

So, it’s that time again Cats fans and we can now plan to enjoy plenty of baseball, softball and football action on the UK campus during “Big Blue Weekend” April 25-27.

The Blue/White Spring Football Game will be held Saturday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium.  The Blue/White Game will  end spring practice and will be the fans’ first look at the 2014 Wildcats.  Tickets will be free of charge and a distribution plan will be announced later.

The Kentucky baseball team will play host to Ole Miss in a three-game series at Cliff Hagan Stadium.  Friday’s game will be played at 6:30 pm and then at 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday to conclude the series.

The softball series will be a matchup of teams currently ranked in the nation’s top 10 when Kentucky, currently ranked No. 7 in the country, takes on top-ranked Tennessee.  The two teams will begin play at 6 p.m. Friday, have another game at 6:00 pm on Saturday and conclude the series with a 2:00 pm game on Sunday. The games will be played in the John Cropp Stadium.

Single-game tickets for baseball and softball cost $5 for adults and $2 for age 6-18.  UK students and children under five are free.

Here is the schedule of games for the weekend:

Friday, April 25

  • Softball vs. Tennessee, 6 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26

  • Baseball vs. Ole Miss, 1 p.m.
  • Blue/White Spring Football Game, 3:30 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Tennessee, 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 27

  • Baseball vs. Ole Miss, 1 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Tennessee, 2 p.m.

 

So, come on Big Blue Nation, let’s  lets”show out” again this year for a Big Blue Weekend and show our support for our football team and let the future recruits know how passionate and crazy our fan base really is!

 

 

Also, the UK Alumni Association Will again have a Spring game tailgating party from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and everyone is invited. The Alumni Association will have a lot of events, starting on the 24th of April. Below is a list of activities.

 

From the University of Kentucky’s Alumni Association:

 

Alumni Weekend – April 24 – 27, 2014

Alumni Weekend is your chance to get reconnected with campus, visit with old classmates and make new friends, while remembering your days as a Wildcat! Wildcats of all ages are encouraged to join us for the weekend.

All events, dates, and times subject to change.

Registration Information Coming Soon!

For questions, call 859-257-8905 or 1-800-269-ALUM (2586).

Thursday, April 24

Connections at Country Boy 
7 – 9 p.m., Country Boy Brewing (436 Chair Ave.)- $5 per person, $3 for UK Alumni Association members 
Join us for this exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at Country Boy Brewing in downtown Lexington. Hear from co-owner and UK grad, Daniel Harrison, as he talks about the challenges of owning a small business in today’s economy. Then, enjoy a private tasting of Country Boy’s delicious drafts. A food truck will be available to purchase food.


Friday, April 25

Big Brew Tasting 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street – $8 per person, $5 for UK Alumni Association members 
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres while sampling brews provided by Lexington Beerworks. A grain master from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will discuss the impact of craft beer on the grain industry.

Tennessee vs. UK Softball 
6 p.m., UK Softball Complex, 570 Wildcat Court – $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for Youths/Seniors (65+), Free for children 5 and under
Purchase tickets through the UK Ticket Office by calling 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-2287 or visiting www.ukathletics.com.

Ole Miss vs. UK Baseball
6:30 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium – $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for Youths/Seniors (65+), Free for children 5 and under 
Purchase tickets through the UK Ticket Office by calling 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-2287 or visiting www.ukathletics.com.

UK Symphony Orchestra Concert 
7:30 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 405 Rose Street – Free


Saturday, April 26

Legacy  Day 
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Boone Center, 500 Rose Street & Campus – Free 
Join us for a special visit to the University of Kentucky campus for currently enrolled high school students who are UK legacies. A UK legacy is any child whose mother, father or step-parent has earned a baccalaureate, graduate, doctorate or professional degree from the University of Kentucky. This event provides the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process, enjoy Wildcat Spirit, and hear about the experiences of current students. Brunch is provided along with a walking tour of campus.

Ole Miss vs. UK Baseball 
2 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium – $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for Youths/Seniors (65+), Free for children 5 and under

Tennessee vs. UK Softball 
3 p.m., UK Softball Complex, 570 Wildcat Court – $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for Youths/Seniors (65+), Free for children 5 and under

Blue/White Football Game Tailgate 
1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium Red Lot near Gate 4 – $8 per person, $5 for UK Alumni Association members 
Join fellow alumni and fans for food prior to the scrimmage. Enjoy music, games, and giveaways. Then head into Commonwealth Stadium to watch the Blue/White game.

Blue/White Football Game
3:30 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium 
Watch the first official scrimmage of the season.

UK Dance Ensemble Spring Concert 
8 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 405 Rose Street – $13 for adults, $9 students


Sunday, April 27

Spindletop Hall Steak and Seafood Sunday Buffet 
Seatings from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Spindletop Hall , 3414 Ironworks Pike, $20 per person 
For a wonderful dining option during Alumni Weekend, UK Alumni Association members and prospective members are invited to join the members of The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall for the ever popular Steak and Seafood Sunday Buffet. Please call The Club at 859-255-2777 to make your reservations and be sure to reference this offer.

Tennessee vs. UK Softball 
1 p.m., UK Softball Complex, 570 Wildcat Court – $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for Youths/Seniors (65+), Free for children 5 and under

Ole Miss vs. UK Baseball 
1 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium – $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for Youths/Seniors (65+), Free for children 5 and under

UK Wind Symphony Concert 
3 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 405 Rose Street – Free 

UK Symphony Band & Concert Band 
7:30 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 405 Rose Street – Free


All Weekend

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 
Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street – $25 for adults, $20 for children and college students with ID 
Presented by UK Theatre. Broadway dream team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice bring to life this family-friendly musical parable, a timeless classic. Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

 


 

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