Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

TaxSlayer Bowl president says Bama win over Florida puts Kentucky at the top of its list

It’s looking more and more like Kentucky is headed to the TaxSlayer Bowl on New Year’s Eve in Jacksonville. Joe Mussatto of SEC Country just interviewed TaxSlayer Bowl president Rick Catlett, who said Kentucky is “the major contender” for the bowl, as long as Alabama beats Florida in the SEC Championship on Saturday.

“That scenario, if that would take place, Kentucky is the major contender for our bowl game,” Catlett said. “I think that would put Kentucky on the top of our list.”

“They haven’t been to a bowl game in a while and haven’t been to a bowl game to the stature of ours in a while,” he said. “Their fanbase is tremendous. That would make them very appealing to us.”

New Year’s Eve bowl near the beach? Let’s go! Head on over to UKFootballTix.com to preorder your tickets.

[SEC Country]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

4 Comments for TaxSlayer Bowl president says Bama win over Florida puts Kentucky at the top of its list



  1. Juan4UK
    11:57 am November 30, 2016 Permalink

    Already got my tickets



  2. Sentient Third Eye
    12:07 pm November 30, 2016 Permalink

    Since Florida cannot possibly stay within 21 pts of Alabama, that basically makes it a done deal.



  3. Tipa
    1:37 pm November 30, 2016 Permalink

    While the “prestige” of a bowl matters little to me as a fan (location/city and date/time probably matter the most to me) I think the name of the bowl would be a much bigger deal to the players. I personally would love to play in Nashville, but I’m sure UK will do its fair share of filling up Jacksonville. UK also has a surprisingly large fanbase down in FL.



  4. Biglaw Dawgin'
    3:05 pm November 30, 2016 Permalink

    Wait, why would Bama winning over UF help UK get in the TaxSlayer Bowl? If UF wins, wouldn’t they be in line for the Sugar or Citrus Bowl? Or would this just throw enough of a wrench in the system that it makes other candidates more likely?