There was a sliver of hope that the Kentucky Wildcats might find themselves as the hosts for ESPN’s College Gameday when the Florida Gators come to Lexington in a little over a week, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. But not so fast my friend! SEC Nation is here to save the day.
The SEC Network will host the event live at 10 a.m. in front of William T. Young Library on Kentucky’s campus (ironically enough, I am typing this all in Willy T at this very moment). The sold-out game under the bright lights of Kroger Field will now get some much-deserved coverage on what should be an epic matchup and “revenge game” for the Gators.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 6, 2019
This will be the fifth time in the last six seasons that the program will come to Lexington and the first since the matchup against No. 6 ranked Georgia last season. SEC Nation also hosted the 2019 Citrus Bowl between Penn State and the Cats, but down in Orlando, FL, where the bowl game was being played.
If you’re into superstitions, don’t read this paragraph. Kentucky holds a 1-3 record when hosting SEC Nation and the Cats are 2-6 in eight total appearances (including games where UK was the road team). Florida holds an 8-9 record when being featured as one of the two teams on the show (the Gators are 4-8 as the away team).
Fans are being encouraged to attend and there will be 200 SEC Nation t-shirts that will be given out to the first in attendance. In addition, there will be free food and a chance to win prizes.
Schedule an early tailgate, head on down to campus, and snag a free shirt with an opportunity to make it on TV. We need some quality signs out there, too, folks.