Big Blue Weekend Wrap-Up

It’s been a big weekend at UK as football (and basketball!) is among us.

Friday Nutter Field House and Commonwealth Stadium played host to media day 2014. I wrote about my major takeaways on Friday, but media day is also fun because you get to see a lot of the players’ personalities as well. Some of my funnier interviews were with the DB’s and the WR’s.

 

Nate Willis and AJ Stamps UK Media Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

Nate Willis and AJ Stamps
UK Media Day 2014
Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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Blake Bone, Dorian Baker and TV Williams UK Media Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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Dorian Baker and Garrett Johnson UK Media Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

 

Saturday morning we were back at it with UK’s annual Football Fan Day being held from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This event got changed up a bit this season because traditionally it began in the evening and the entire event was held in CWS. Due to construction, only the open practice portion was in the stadium and seating was limited to a few sections. Even though it was much earlier than usual, no longer included a fireworks portion and was rainy and humid as ever, the BBN still turned out in full force to meet their favorite Wildcats and get an autograph. The die-hards (and 3 NFL scouts for Bud and Z) even sat in the rain for over an hour to watch the Cats practice. Who says Kentucky is just a basketball school?

UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

UK Football Fan Day 2014
Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

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UK Football Fan Day 2014 Photo by Lyndsey Gough

For those who didn’t stick around for the practice, let me say this: they are a much better team. We have better depth, size and speed. The freshmen look to be as good as advertised, although Stoops wasn’t completely satisfied with their first performance in front of a crowd, they’re only a week into camp.


In the average sports fan’s world, fall equates to football and winter is basketball season. But Kentucky is not average. Today we did what only UK fans do in August- watch their team play a basketball game. Although WCS and Trey Lyles are sitting this week out, the basketball team, like the football team, looks way better at the beginning of this season than last. For the first time I can remember they’re discussing Kentucky football at the halftime of a UK basketball game rather than the opposite.

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Conclusion from this weekend: UK is well on its way to being a very well-rounded, successful athletic program and both the football and basketball team’s are heading in a great direction. 20 days till kick off and less than 24 hours until some more basketball; buckle up, Big Blue Nation- we’re in for a fun ride.

Tags: Aj Stamps Big Blue Bahamas Blake Bone Kentucky Basketball Kentucky Football Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Kentucky Wildcats Football Mark Stoops Nate Willis Thaddeus Snodgrass TV Williams Uk Football Fan Day Uk Football Media Day University Of KEntucky Basketball University Of Kentucky Football

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