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Monday Quickies: Game Week Edition

Kentucky football is finally back.

intro Jeremy Chisenhall

Good morning, we’re now in game week for the first game of the season for Kentucky football.

The Wildcats are set to take on Central Michigan Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium Kroger Field at 3:30 p.m. The Wildcats are coming into the season hoping for an improvement over back-to-back 7-6 seasons. In order to do that, Kentucky will have to start off on the right foot and get a win in Week 1 over the Chippewas.

This week will also be a good warmup week for what comes next: a Week 2 matchup against Florida in Gainesville.

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