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Gameday Need-To-Know: Louisville


Going to Kroger Field for tomorrow’s game vs. Louisville? Here’s everything you need to know.

It’s Senior Day

Eleven Wildcats will be honored before the game:

39 Elijah Barnett OLB 6-3 234 Lexington, Kentucky
53 Blake Best LS 6-1 221 Duluth, Georgia
90 T.J. Carter DE 6-4 287 Mableton, Georgia
56 Kash Daniel LB 6-1 226 Paintsville, Kentucky
3 Jordan Griffin S 6-0 194 Riverdale, Georgia
92 Phil Hoskins DT 6-5 310 Toledo, Ohio
97 Ben Logsdon K 6-4 186 Louisville, Kentucky
71 Logan Stenberg OG 6-6 321 Madison, Alabama
92 Calvin Taylor Jr. DE 6-9 311 Augusta, Georgia
14 Ahmad Wagner WR 6-5 237 Huber Heights, Ohio
77 Mason Wolfe OT 6-6 323 Henderson, Kentucky

UK will also recognize 12-year-old Luke Klausing, a Louisville native who became an honorary member of the football team in August 2018 through Team IMPACT. Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams, forming lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes. Klausing is one of 30,000 patients in the United States living courageously with cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease predominantly diagnosed in children by the age of 2. He was diagnosed at five days old. Through the support of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, children who have CF, like Klausing, sign with local college athletic teams and become an official member of the team to support the child’s physical, social and emotional needs.

Honorary Captain: Oliver Barnett

Barnett was a pass-rush terror at UK from 1986-89. During his time as a Wildcat, he set school records with 43 tackles for loss, 26 quarterback sacks, and 12 forced fumbles. His sacks record was just recently broken by All-American Josh Allen in 2018 (31.5 sacks). Barnett earned All-America honors as a senior and All-SEC accolades his final two seasons at Kentucky. After his Wildcat days, Barnett played in the Senior Bowl and Blue-Gray all-star games before being selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Draft. He totaled six NFL seasons with the Falcons, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers, including a trip to the 1994 Super Bowl with the Bills. He was inducted in the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013. Barnett graduated from Kentucky with a degree in social work in 1992 and currently lives in Lexington with his wife Tia and two children, Elle and Elijah. His son, Elijah, is a senior outside linebacker for the Wildcats.

Take the Lextran shuttle to the game

The smartest play of the season: park at KSBar (but not in the Dairy Queen lot!), pregame, and let LexTran drive you to the game and back. The shuttle begins three hours before kickoff and ends one hour postgame. It costs $1 per person, each way (please have exact change). For more information, click here.

KSR Pregame Show: 8 a.m.

Wake up to the sweet sounds of Ryan Lemond, Drew Franklin, Nick Roush, and special guest Derrick Johnson breaking down the game and talking trash. Tune in at 8 a.m. on 630AM WLAP or iHeart Radio.

Cat Walk: 9:45 a.m.

At 9:30 a.m., make your way to Gate 1 to watch the team arrive and check out the new push cart, which will carry a special guest from the UK Children’s Hospital alongside Mark Stoops each week. This week’s “Lift Them Up” Kid of the Game is 8-year-old Daniel Johnson from Louisville, Kentucky. Johnson was admitted to KCH with fluid on his brain and during hospitalization also suffered a stroke. He has fully recovered from the stroke and has a shunt that helps drain the fluid from his brain. He is a fun-loving, active kid who enjoys soccer and watching movies. His favorite UK athlete is Lynn Bowden Jr.

Speaking of Lynn, tomorrow is also likely his last game at Kroger Field. Show up to the Cat Walk to give him a proper sendoff.

Stadium and Parking Maps

Clear Bag Policy

Kickoff: 12:00 p.m., SEC Network

Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, and Alyssa Lang will be on the call for the SEC Network. If you can’t watch the game, you can listen live on any of the UK Sports Network affiliates, Sirius Channel 134 or XM Channel 190.

Postgame Show: Approximately one hour after the game

Celebrate the win with Ryan Lemond on the KSR Postgame Show.

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