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Kentucky Football vs Southern Miss on a Thursday? UK denies that report

This would be big for UK, but it looks like the school won't confirm it...for now.

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Anytime Kentucky football can get a national audience, it's a win for Mark Stoops and his program.

When you're a program on the rise, any kind of primetime game is a big win, but it's an even bigger when it comes on a day where there aren't many other college games on. The college football Thursday night opener would be a great platform for UK to be on, but to this point, there's been no talk of that happening for the Wildcats' regular-season opener.

Well, there now appears to be a chance they'll get just that with the home opener against Southern Miss, according to Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American:

Hooooweva,   ABC 36's Kennedy Hardman says not so fast:

Sooooo, back to your regular scheduled programming, for now at least.