Today’s scrimmage at Kroger Field is arguably the biggest day of training camp. The first scrimmage of the year, the coaches get to see how players react “when the bullets are flying” for the first time.
Freddie calls it “Separation Saturday,” where the men set themselves apart from the rest of the pack. I like to refer to it as a “Moving Day,” because it’s an opportunity for players to prove themselves and move up the depth chart.
We’ll hear the initial prognostication from Coach Stoops around 1:30, but be warned, usually coaches are hesitant to provide specifics on who outplayed the competition until after watching film. Still, we’ll get a good idea of where the 2017 team currently stands after today’s scrimmage.
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Boom’s First Preseason Action
Last night Boom Williams (once again referred to now as “Stanley Williams”) hit the NFL field for the first time with the Cincinnati Bengals. He received 2 carries for 5 yards in the Bengals 23-12 win over the Bucs.
McWilson’s Debut is Tonight
The former UK safety should see significant action tonight at 10:00 for the Oakland Raiders. Prior to tonight’s game against the Cardinals, McWilson shared with KSTV how UK prepared him to make the jump to the NFL.
In other preseason action, the Cowboys play the Rams at 9:00 and the Jets host Wesley Woodyard, Avery Williamson and the Tennessee Titans at 7:30.
Go to Reece’s Make-A-Wish Yard Sale
Right now in the Louisville suburb of Anchorage, there is a yard sale at Anchorage Presbyterian Church to benefit Reece’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. By attending and donating, you can help make Reece’s Wish come to true: to raise $1 million to support those battling pediatric cancer. You can also get the chance to meet Jon Toth from noon-2:00.
Freddie Maggard’s favorite football player, the former UK center surprised him on The Depth Chart Podcast. The spontaneous reaction is one of the best podcast moments in KSR history. If you haven’t listened to it yet, listen here.
New UK Kicks Coming Soon
The shoes given to the UK Football team by Nike can be yours this Monday. Here’s a little tease of what you will find at Nike.com Monday morning.
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Get Your Alumni Game Tickets NOW
We are less than two weeks away from the annual UK alumni game at Rupp Arena. If you’ve been before, this year’s twist brings something completely different to the table, with guys like Kevin Grevey and Kyle Macy teaming up against Rex Chapman and Jamaal Magloire as the undercard to the game that will feature current NBA Cats. Tickets start at just $5. It’s an opportunity you can’t pass up. Make the right decision and click here to get your tickets.
FC Cincinnati vs. Lou City FC
Louisville Slugger Field is almost sold out for tonight’s rivalry match with FC Cincinnati. With ideal weather in the forecast, tonight is the perfect night to experience the atmosphere at a Louisville City soccer match. Even if you’re not a soccer person, I promise you’ll love it. Get your discounted tickets through KSR here before they’re all gone.
More UofL News
I thought the well would have run dry by now, but that university can’t stop producing high quality content for the BBN to laugh at. There’s so much that came from yesterday’s appeal, I’ll let Drew Franklin explain how they’re trying to keep their Final Four banners.
Stay AWAY From UK’s Campus
This is the first move-in weekend of the fall semester, bringing thousands of new students into town. The blissful, traffic-less days of a summer are over. Do yourself a favor and stay as far away from UK’s campus as possible.