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Kentucky Football Home Opener Moved to Thursday September 3

REJOICE! We are two days closer to Kentucky football season.

The University of Kentucky announced the Wildcats will open the season against Eastern Michigan under the lights on Thursday night, kicking off the 2020 season Sept. 3 on the SEC Network.

The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 5, conflicting with the postponed 146th running of the Kentucky Derby.

This will be the first Thursday night football game since the Wildcats hosted Auburn in 2015, a game that resulted in a 30-27 UK loss. Kentucky has played eight Thursday night games in the modern era but only once in the opener, defeating Western Kentucky 14-3 in Nashville to open the 2011 season.

This year’s opener will mean even more for Terry Wilson. The UK quarterback will begin his 2020 campaign against Eastern Michigan, the team that derailed his junior season. Even without Wilson the Wildcats won 38-17 to improve to 2-0 in the all-time series.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

28 Comments for Kentucky Football Home Opener Moved to Thursday September 3



  1. csnailnrun
    3:10 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Interesting move given the Derby is in loserville and the game implies an evening start.



    • mashburnfan1
      3:30 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      Is Derby on Thursday?



    • mashburnfan1
      3:32 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      Wish they would switch the race to Thursday, I want to attend all my football games.



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      4:56 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      Derby post time is approximately 6:50 and about a billion Kentuckians in and out of Louisville throw parties, attend parties, travel to the Derby, etc.



    • JEUofK
      5:31 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      Can’t wait to attend. Have really nice season tickets. Let’s have it jammed pack! Let’s develop herd immunity. Greater odds of being struck by lightning than dying from the Wuhan Virus.



    • satcheluk
      9:05 am June 17, 2020 Permalink

      Please come over and I’ll be happy to cough in you.



  2. mashburnfan1
    3:30 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    BS move for us that have to drive over 3 hours each way and have jobs to work during the week. We make all the games despite the long drive and now have it taken away.



    • 4everUKBlue
      3:34 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      Oh you’re the ultimate hypocrite! Make total support of the football team no matter win or lose and even make excuses but never a positive word for the basketball team. You’re not a fan you’re nothing but a lying troll.



    • nocode96
      4:01 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      He’s just envious of Cal 4ever. He wants to be just like him and knows he never can be.



    • 4everUKBlue
      3:35 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      I hope you never get to attend another football game.



    • MrPioneer
      4:39 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      Lol @ you wishing they would move the Kentucky Derby so you can attend a game against Eastern Michigan.



    • dcforuk
      4:52 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      Probably what, a 7:30pm start time? If it’s a three hour drive, pack your car Wednesday night, take an hour of vacation and leave at 4pm.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      1:33 am June 17, 2020 Permalink

      Mashburn, please rename your account to Trashburn. . K. Thanks. You are a trash UK fan



  3. lexattorney
    3:36 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Nice! What a weekend that will be with the football Cats on Thursday and the Derby on Saturday! I can’t wait!



  4. ClutchCargo
    3:37 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    It won’t be convenient, but I’ll find a way to be there. I’m just glad to have football on whatever day of the week.



    • JASUN74
      3:55 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      That’s exactly right Clutch. This is Good news and I’m tickled to death to be able to watch the Cats again. Cats by 337! Ha!



  5. gasman01
    3:53 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    And Oaks on Friday!!



  6. jaws2
    3:59 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Awesome, sure as hell beats 12:00 when it’s 95 degrees in the shade!!



  7. Miller45
    4:12 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Football time in the bluegrass



  8. gasman01
    4:14 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    What a special Labor Day Weekend.



  9. JEUofK
    5:32 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t wait to attend. Have really nice season tickets. Let’s have it jammed pack! Let’s develop herd immunity. Greater odds of being struck by lightning than dying from the Wuhan Virus.



  10. sgd
    6:33 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Roush didn’t say if Dandy Andy will let everyone with tickets attend. This move is not convenient.



  11. runningunnin.454
    6:45 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Certainly a lot of optimism; but, why are y’all so confident that they will let the fans in?



    • UKFaninCO
      12:26 am June 17, 2020 Permalink

      Cause we are not communist!



    • satcheluk
      9:27 am June 17, 2020 Permalink

      Not likely a full stadium. Texas gov already announced it will be max 50% and possibly less for universities in TX. Is the Texas gov communist or just trying to do what’s best for his state rather than listen to the Live free or die morons?



    • 4everUKBlue
      6:28 pm June 17, 2020 Permalink

      Communism seems to be the direction we’re headed.