What’s up, Kentucky fans?! The weekend is finally upon us, which means game day is right around the corner. Kick your Friday off right by catching up on some Wildcats news.
Here are 3 things to know:
- The SEC announced its 2016 football schedule Thursday night. Here is Kentucky’s full schedule.
- Before 2011, Tennessee dominated Kentucky, winning 26 straight matchups against them. Heading into Saturday, the two teams have a rich history against each other.
- Oddly enough, the Vols won’t actually be staying in Kentucky when they fly in. Before they come to Kentucky Saturday, they’ll be in Ohio.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- Mark Stoops addressed the media Thursday for the final time this week before the Tennessee game. In addition to regular Kentucky football talk, Stoops was asked to share his thoughts on him being a potential candidate for the Miami opening. The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale has the full transcript.
- Kentucky’s athletic director, Mitch Barnhart, is very satisfied with the job Stoops has done with the Wildcats’ football program. Barnhart isn’t worried about Stoops leaving Kentucky for another job, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker writes.
- Sophomore defensive tackle Matt Elam was thrust into a starting role immediately when Melvin Lewis went down. It’s a learning process for Elam, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith writes.
- Check out the extra Elam quotes that didn’t make it into Jen Smith’s story, but are still worth reading.
- Charles Matthews had a strong outing in the Blue-White scrimmage on Tuesday, Jon Hale writes again.
- One more story from Jon Hale — get to know the San Diego Padres’ new manager, a Kentucky alum.
The best stories around the SEC
- This Alabama brewery is already making Steve Spurrier jokes.
- The Arkansas Razorbacks are showing their support for Oklahoma State after OSU’s homecoming tragedy last week.
- Auburn has a game Saturday so the city officially declared Thursday as Halloween Day as to avoid overlap.
- Check out this week’s upset report for all your favorite SEC teams.
- Florida quarterback Will Grier is allowed to practice with the Gators, but is not permitted to travel due to testing positive for the use of performance enhancing drugs. Learn more about his situation here.