Kentucky Wildcats Football Tickets
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Kentucky Wildcats Football Ticket Information
Kentucky Wildcats football began in 1892 and was led by their first coach A.M. Miller. The Kentucky 1898 football team, known as "The Immortals" was coached by W. R. Bass. "The Immortals" finished the 1898 season 7-0 and remain the only undefeated and unscored upon team in Kentucky football history. The Kentucky Wildcats have seen many coaches through their history including the notorious Paul “Bear” Bryant. Bryant was Kentucky's Head Coach from 1946 to 1953 and led the Wildcats to their only football National Championship in 1950 by beating Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl. Kentucky has appeared in 15 bowl games holding an 8-7 record. Most recently, the Wildcats earned a berth in the 2010 BBVA Compass Bowl against the Pitt Panthers. Kentucky has won two Southeastern Conference Championships (1950 & 1976).
Kentucky Wildcats 2016 Football Preview
The Wildcats started off the 2015 season well, heading into mid season 5-1; however, ended with a disappointing 5-7 record with no hopes of reaching a bowl game. The season seemed promising after Kentucky’s 21-13 win over Missouri on September 26th. At this point, they had beat South Carolina 26-22 and barely lost to Florida 14-9. The season took a turn for the worst when Kentucky lost to Vanderbilt 21-17. They closed the season with a heartbreaking loss to Louisville 38-24, where they were up 24-7 going into the half. The biggest question for 2016 is will the Wildcats have a consistent Quarterback? Patrick Toules is transferring out of the program leaving sophomore Drew Barker, junior Reese Phillips, and new recruit Gunnar Hoak to rally for the starting position. Kentucky has a strong lineup of returning starters in 2016 and another top 30 recruiting class waiting. They ranked 11th in the SEC by ESPN on recruiting day with 25 commits. Most significant are ESPN 300 offensive tackle Landon Young, 4-star quarterback Gunnar Hoak and No.3 Junior College pocket-passer Stephen Johnson II, 6 defensive linemen and 3 pure cornerbacks. Kentucky looks to be building a bright team for the future.
The Kentucky Wildcats Football Spring football game will be held on April 16th. The Wildcats will open their 2016 season with a home game at Commonwealth Stadium hosting the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on September 3rd. The Wildcats will then travel to Gainesville, FL to face Southeastern Conference Eastern Division opponent and rival Florida Gators and return for two home games at Commonwealth Stadium against the New Mexico State Aggies and South Carolina Gamecocks. The remaining weeks will include travel to Tuscaloosa, AL to face Alabama, Columbia, MO to face Missouri, Knoxville to face Tennessee, and four home games against the Vanderbilt Commodores, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Georgia Bulldogs, and Austin Peay Governors. The Wildcats will finish out the season playing long-time rival Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium November 26th. Purchase your Kentucky Wildcats football tickets now from SecSeats.com to see Mark Stoops rally his Kentucky Wildcats Football team to victory and witness the possible best season yet.
Kentucky Football— Commonwealth Stadium
Address: 1540 University Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40506
Field: Bermuda Grass
Commonwealth Stadium opened in September 1973 with an initial seating capacity of 58,000. The stadium replaced the smaller Stoll Field-McLean Stadium. Today, Commonwealth Stadium seats over 67,000 college football fans. Presently, Commonwealth Stadium is undergoing renovation to modernize the facility. The newest renovation is estimated to cost in excess of $100 million and has an expected completion of fall 2015. Renovations will include removal of a portion of the stadiums seating area to accommodate for a new press box, along establishing new loge, club and recruiting seating areas. Expect the modernized Commonwealth Stadium to have a uniquely Kentucky feel and experience once complete for the 2015 season.
Kentucky Wildcats Football Rivals
Kentucky Wildcats versus Louisville Cardinals, only 77 miles between the two dominate universities in the state of Kentucky and just over an hour’s drive time along I-64 is what separates these two bitter in-state rivals. Kentucky and Louisville’s first football game was played in 1912. Presently, the series is tied 14-14. The Kentucky-Louisville rivalry truly began in 1994 when the Wildcats and Cardinals began playing annually. Commonwealth Stadium was the games home until 1997 when Louisville opened Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The 2016 game is scheduled for November 28th, the final regular season game for both schools. Louisville's move to the ACC now allows for the SEC vs ACC rivalry game at the end of the season.
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers have been playing for over 100 years in which Tennessee leads the series 78-24. From 1925 until 1997, the winner of the Kentucky versus Tennessee game would take home a wooden barrel that was painted half blue and half orange and labeled with the words “Ice Water”. The game was often referred to as the “Battle for the Barrel”. The "Battle for the Barrel" was ended when a couple of Kentucky football players died in an alcohol related crash.
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