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SEC Nation is Coming to Lexington For Florida Game

(Photo via UK Athletics)

(Photo via UK Athletics)

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.

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.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

7 Comments for SEC Nation is Coming to Lexington For Florida Game

  1. Righteous1
    8:37 pm September 6, 2019 Permalink

    ESPN College Game day is projected to be in Syracuse NY for the Clemson vs Syracuse game in week 3. Both teams are currently ranked. I personally believe the UK game will be better than that game. But ESPN loves the defending champs and I am sure they will cover Clemson whenever possible. Surprised that they are in Texas instead of Clemson this week.

  2. DelrayCat
    9:55 pm September 6, 2019 Permalink

    Clemson and Debo sure seem to have surpassed Saban and his Bama boys year in and out lately. I think most of America…especially non-SEC fans…are just so happy to have any other team besides Georgia or another SEC foe to become a true challenger. Look out for the Big12 this year.
    And Nebraska sure is fun to watch with Wandale Robinson already looking like the best true freshman in America 🙁

    • notFromhere
      1:02 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

      It’s a team game. That’s not WR’s thing. His middle name is ME

    • notFromhere
      1:06 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

      He (WR) didnt exactly light up SOUTH ALABAMA, and neither did Nebraska. 3 defensive scores….? Offense only scored 2x? Did you watch the game at all?

  3. notFromhere
    1:01 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

    It’s what ESPN had always wanted- ACC superiority. Greater viewership region. More money. Can’t give UK props or possible big airtime. Need them to stay irrelevant other than as the darthvader of college basketball

  4. bbn606
    6:29 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

    Should we show Tebow some love?

    • SuperTroy18
      10:57 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

      If by “show (him) some love”, you mean have Taylor Wyndham come by and show him around our football facilities and then blindside sack him, I’m all for that.