Let the Belk Bowl practices in Charlotte begin.
Last night, the Kentucky football team arrived in Charlotte, NC to officially wrap up their preparation of the Belk Bowl set for next Tuesday afternoon against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
The team posted a video on its social media account of the players boarding the plane last night in Lexington and arriving in Charlotte to get settled in and ready to go this week.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) December 27, 2019
Kentucky will now have four days to put the final touches on its game plan for the 8-4 Hokies.
Belk Bowl tickets on sale for a short time only
Looking for one final pitch to persuade you to make the trip to Charlotte to see the Cats take on the Hokies next week? Look no further.
For the next hour only, you can participate in the Belk Bowl 26-hour sale, where tickets for Kentucky’s matchup with Virginia Tech are listed at $69 or less.
The link can be found below:
3 hours left to get your tickets for $69 or less. https://t.co/ejLutBmtxx
— Belk Bowl (@belkbowl) December 27, 2019
Virginia Tech is worried about Lynn Bowden
During a media opportunity this week, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster told reporters that Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden is “going to be a problem” for the Hokies on Tuesday.
“You know, No. 1 [Lynn Bowden] is just a great athlete,” Foster said this week. “Great speed, with the ball in his hand just extremely dynamic.”
Bowden, who took home the Paul Hornung Award for the nation’s most versatile player, currently leads the SEC and ranks ninth nationally in all-purpose yardage, averaging 153.0 yards per game. One of only three players in the top nine nationally with rushing, receiving, punt return and kickoff return yards, the Kentucky quarterback was named a AP First Team All-American and All-SEC at the All-Purpose position.
“If you look at the stats, he’s their leading receiver, kick returner, punt returner and at quarterback their leading rusher,” Foster continued. “Just a dynamic athlete. He’s first-team All-American at utility, he won a national award recognized for that, just really special. Has breakaway speed, great vision and great strength. Has the ability to put his foot in the ground and get north-south and the ability to break tackles. … He’s going to be a problem for us. I’ve told our kids that we need to get ready for a 60-minute middle drill.”
We agree, Bud.
Kentucky vs. Louisville is tomorrow
While the football team is gearing up for its biggest game of the season, the basketball squad is just a day away from participating in a highly-anticipated matchup of their own.
Kentucky is set to take on the No. 3 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, with the goal being to not only take home the rivalry victory, but get the team back on the right track following back-to-back losses in Las Vegas.
To get fans ready for the rivalry game, the Kentucky men’s basketball social media accounts are posting memories from some of the most recent matchups between the Cats and the Cards.
The first? Highlights from Tyler Ulis taking over in 2015.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 26, 2019
Next? Kentucky’s victory over Louisville in the 2012 Final Four to earn a spot in the national title game.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 27, 2019
On that note…
The 2012 Wildcats need your vote
Fox Sports is currently running a “Team of the Decade Bracket,” and the 2012 Kentucky Wildcats need your help.
Kentucky’s 2012 national title team is taking on the 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers in the Final Four of the bracket with a spot in the championship on the line.
At the time of this post, Kentucky is leading Cleveland with 65.1% of all votes compared to 34.9% for the Cavaliers.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 26, 2019
During the 2011-12 season, Kentucky won the national title after taking home the most wins in NCAA Men’s Division I history (38) and went a perfect 16-0 in the SEC.
Go get your votes in and help move the Wildcats on to the championship round.
The BBN doesn’t lose online polls.
More Matt on KSR, this time at Bearno’s
Did you enjoy Matt Jones’ return to the KSR airwaves on Thursday? Good thing, because he’s back again today, and he has UK vs. UofL tickets to give away.
Kentucky Sports Radio is LIVE from Bearno’s Pizza in Jeffersonville, Indiana for the eighth anniversary of the KSR Radio UK-UL Preview Show.
There, the KSR crew will be giving away lower-level tickets to the game, courtesy of Kentucky Branded.
TOMORROW: Jeffersonville, Indiana at Bearnos
KSR RADIO UK-UL Preview Show
8th Anniversary. Come see us on Highway 62!!!
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) December 26, 2019
You won’t want to miss it.