Courtney Love Named to 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

Courtney Love with his 8-year-old mentee from Amachi Central Kentucky, Tony McKinney. (Megan Eileen Photography)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football linebacker Courtney Love has been named to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team selected by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association, it was announced today.

Love is one of 22 college football players overall and one of just 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the prestigious team. This award shines a spotlight on the incredible stories of selflessness and community service displayed by these student-athletes and honorary head coach, and honors their dedication to volunteerism and enriching the lives of others.

2017 UK Athletics Hall of Fame Class to Be Inducted This Weekend

Randall Cobb

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend in conjunction with Saturday’s football game vs. Florida.

Randall Cobb (football), Collin Cowgill (baseball), Ralph Hacker (broadcaster), Sherry Hoover Bordner (cross country/indoor track/outdoor track), Sarah Rumely (volleyball) and John Wall (men’s basketball) will officially join the ranks of Wildcat greats in the Hall of Fame with a private induction ceremony on Friday evening. The Hall of Famers will also being recognized during the football game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

15 Seconds of Fame, UK to Deliver Videoboard Moments to Fans

Keyli Chisesi/GoBigBlueCountry.com Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. – 15 Seconds of Fame (15SOF), the breakthrough social media app that delivers personal video moments to fans who appear on camera at live events, and the University of Kentucky have announced a partnership to provide football fans at Kroger Field with their videoboard moments. The deal makes Kentucky the first SEC program to partner with 15SOF.

Starting with Saturday’s Kentucky-Florida matchup, fans who download the free 15SOF app and take a “selfie” to sign up will receive their personal video moment on their phone when they appear on the videoboard. The digital clip can then be shared instantly across social media channels.

Edmond, Lilley lead No. 10 Kentucky rally to Beat Missouri, 3-1

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Behind a career offensive day from sophomore Leah Edmond and the fifth double-double of the year from freshman Madison Lilley, the No. 10 Kentucky volleyball team opened Southeastern Conference action with a 3-1 (19-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19) win at Missouri on Wednesday.

Kentucky improves to 10-2 overall and 1-0 in league play. Missouri drops to 7-7 and 0-1 in the SEC. UK will return to action on Sunday with a home date against LSU at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Big Blue Madness tickets will be given out Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tickets for the 2017 edition of Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena will be available Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Avenue of Champions and online at Ticketmaster.com. Big Blue Madness, the first open practice opportunity for UK’s 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball teams, is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. It will also air live on the SEC Network.

Wilderness Trail Distillery hosting Charity Chili Cook-Off with celebrity judges

Kentucky Taste Buds Tamara Schneider, left, and Leigh Roach will be back at Wilderness Trail Distillery Oct. 1. (Emily Toadvine Photo)

By EMILY TOADVINE

Danville, KY. – Kicking in the fall season with food created for a great reason is the purpose of the first annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Oct. 21 at Wilderness Trail Distillery.

The event’s entry and patron fees will benefit the Danville Kiwanis’ Christmas for Kids and Seniors.

There will be a variety of chili to taste, local food venders, local artists, music and refreshing drinks for this family-friendly event.

UK women will play three games in Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in over a decade, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will play three regular-season games inside Rupp Arena, facing Tennessee on Dec. 31, South Carolina on Jan. 21 and LSU on Feb. 4 in the historic building.

All three games will tip at noon ET with the Tennessee and LSU games to be televised on SEC Network, while the South Carolina game will be on ESPNU. The Dec. 31 game vs. Tennessee will be a doubleheader with the Kentucky men’s basketball team, who will play Georgia at 6 p.m. at Rupp Arena. Both games will be ticketed separately. Single-game tickets to all of Kentucky’s 16 home games this season will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.com.

SEC Storied Shares the Inspirational Career of C. M. Newton with “Courage Matters – The C. M. Newton Story”

C.M. Newton

Featuring one of the towering figures in Southeastern Conference history, the latest chapter in ESPN Films’ SEC Storied series is “Courage Matters – The C. M. Newton Story.” Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network, the film explores the story of Newton’s influence on the basketball world, a career spanning seven decades as an innovator and an advocate for the advancement of African-Americans in athletics. “Courage Matters – The C. M. Newton Story” is presented by Regions Bank.

Gran on Florida defense, scripting plays, unselfish receivers

Benny Snell will be looking for holes in Florida’s run defense Saturday night. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Here is some of what offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said after UK’s practice Monday:

What Florida defensive weakness they can take advantage of: “In this league I don’t see a lot of their weaknesses. We’re gonna have to create some stuff to get some yards whether that be formationally or just coming off and whipping somebody’s tail. This is an SEC game. I look at last year and it wasn’t so hot. It’s about execution. We talked about it last week: Make simple better. The cliché, it’s always about us, and we’re gonna have to finish. We’re gonna have to compete. And we’re doing that right now. We’re playing at a high level, meaning our intensity, we’re giving effort. When you do that you have a chance.”

Country Duo Aly’An to Play Pregame Concert Saturday

Alyson Burke and Andrea Gross

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Country duo Aly’An will play the second Kentucky Football Pregame Concert of the season on Saturday before the Wildcats host Florida.

The concert will take place on the stage in the plaza outside Gate 12 of Kroger Field. Aly’An will play immediately following the Cat Walk presented by Chevy, which is set to begin at 5:15 p.m. Bradford BBQ and Mad Mike’s food trucks will be open next to the concert stage.

The game between the 3-0 Wildcats and No. 20/22 Florida will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

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