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BREAKING: Kentucky-Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl


For much of the past week, the rumor has been Kentucky to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. Now, it is official, Kentucky will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on December 31st at 11:00am. An official release from the school will be coming soon. Georgia Tech finished the season at 8-4. This will be the 20th matchup between the Cats and the Yellow Jackets, but the two teams have not played since 1960. Georgia Tech leads the series 11-7-1.

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Stay tuned as UK Athletics will be hosting a Bowl Special soon. We will have a link to that video on here!

Article written by Sam Gormley

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4 Comments for BREAKING: Kentucky-Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl

    3:18 pm December 4, 2016 Permalink

    Dear Big Blue Nation,

    Welcome to Jacksonville and the First Coast! We often refer to this area as the hidden jewel of Florida. The First Coast runs from Fernandina Beach down through St. Augustine. The VisitJacksonville website has information about this beautiful piece of the state. We thought you might find it helpful to know what the local residents do for fun and where we dine.

    Things to Do on the First Coast
    There are plenty of areas of interest between Fernandina Beach through Jacksonville and its beaches down to St. Augustine. We recommend reviewing the site but here are some of our favorites. Also refer to the Taxslayer Bowl website for specific activities, such as pep rallies, concerts, parking, shuttles, etc.

    Take a ride down A1A and enjoy the beautiful coast and state parks along the way, such as Big Talbot, Little Talbot, and Guana River. We have lots of water with the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean. There are opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, horseback riding, or just relaxing on the beach. Do pay attention to any and all warning flags regarding currents.

    If you like golf, there are plenty of courses in the area with the most famous being the TPC Stadium course in Ponte Vedra Beach where they play the “Fifth Major.” You can also dine in their beautiful clubhouse. For fishermen, charters are available at several locations. River cruises are also available at various points.

    For the family, the Jacksonville Zoo is outstanding. St. Augustine has the Castillo de San Marco and Alligator Farm among other historical sites and their Night of Lights makes the oldest city a beautiful treat. Jacksonville Boat Light Parade will be held the night before the ball game and is always fun. Other thoughts include Adventure Landing, Dave and Busters, Autobahn, Top Golf, and Fort Clinch State Park.

    Our shopping mecca is the St. Johns Town Center with several high end shops, including Nordstrom. The Avenues Mall is also very good and is the home of our game watch site at Buffalo Wild Wings. Plan to join us for the Ole Miss game if you’re in town. There are wonderful local shops and restaurants in enclaves known as San Marco, Riverside, and the Beaches.

    Our dining options are phenomenal. Be sure to try something local. The area is known for its local seafood, especially Mayport shrimp. The team will be staying near Sawgrass Village which is full of delightful local restaurants. The corner at the end of Atlantic Boulevard in Atlantic and Neptune Beach also has a great collection of local dining one block from the beach. Reservations may be an option at several of the locations listed below.

    Breakfast – Beach Hut Cafe, Beach Diner, Metro Diner, Maple Street Biscuit Company
    Burgers – M Shack, Cruiser Grill
    Seafood – Anything with Fish Camp (Whitey’s North Beach, Palm Valley, Julington Creek), LuLu’s Barbara Jean’s, Campeche Bay, Ragtime, Singleton’s, Safe Harbor, Pussers, Marker 32
    Other – Angie’s subs, TacoLu (VERY popular), Two Dudes, Jaxon Social, Culhanes Irish, Bistro Aix, bb’s, Taverna, Black Sheep, Bearded Pig BBQ, Schintzel Haus, Restaurant Medure, Ruth’s Chris

    Local Libations – Pete’s Bar, Lynch’s Irish Pub, Engine 15 Brewery, Wicked Barley Brewery, Intuition Ale Works, plenty of options across the city.

    We will post information on our Facebook page at UKAA JAX. Let’s paint the town Blue and turn this into Catsonville ( somebody had to write it)!

    Go Big Blue!!


  2. DelrayCat
    4:18 pm December 4, 2016 Permalink

    As someone who used to live there, Jacksonville is a nice city, but I can assure you will relatively quiet on NYE. The stadium is right downtown and is gorgeous. The area is full of green space along the river and tailgaiting will be awesome.
    That being said, there is relatively little in the way of bars/restaurants in that area. The Jax Landing is a short walk away and is certainly going to be the epicenter of the day/night for most. I’m sure Cat Fans will take it over, and Hooters will be jamming!
    However, I have no clue if there will be live music or anything actually fun to do. My guess is after the game people will disperse all over town. Some may hit Jax Beach, some will stay downtown, and others will head to an array of the better spots elsewhere to be found in this sprawling town.
    Anyway…should be fun…see you there! Go Cats!!

  3. brian
    5:07 pm December 4, 2016 Permalink

    Which side are we? Home or visitor?