It’s a tradition that started in 2011, and continues on for the Kentucky Football program.
According to UK Athletics, three Kentucky football players are traveling to Ethiopia this week.
What began in 2011 continues today. Safe travels to @Landon_Young_67 , @calv_huncho and @JamarW31 this week to Ethiopia and back! #CatsInAfrica #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/u9Li89glBd— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) May 7, 2019
Landon Young. Calvin Taylor, and Jamar “Boogie” Watson are the three Wildcats headed to Africa for the annual trip.
Several Wildcats have been on this trip in the past including Austin MacGinnis, Bud Dupree, Marcus McWilson, Landon Foster, Courtney Love, George Asafo-Adjei and Bunchy Stallings, just to name a few.
In the past, players have delivered blankets to widows, played sports with children, and other various service projects. We haven’t seen any pictures yet, but be on the lookout for them over the course of the week.
This is an awesome thing the football program does every year, and we wish this group safe travels!
Tweets of the Day
As we enter the final two weekends of the regular season, @zack_thompson25 has etched his name all over our record books. He also ranks sixth nationally this season in total strikeouts with 113. #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/gUkLalgXki— Kentucky Baseball (@UKBaseball) May 7, 2019
Thompson is making his mark on the record books.
Can confirm QB Tommy Stevens made it to Kentucky today. Penn State grad transfer with one year to play. Still considering UK, Mississippi State, Illinois and Miami (Ohio). He visits MSU later this week.— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) May 8, 2019
This recruitment continues to be very interesting.
Kentucky Softball’s Abbey Cheek wins SEC Player of the Year - Herald Leader
It’s the school’s first conference player of the year in program history.
Top recruit in 2020 says Kentucky coaches keep it 100 - Herald Leader
Jalen Green likes that UK’s coaches are upfront and honest.
2020 recruit Jalen Johnson breaks down final four as decision nears - Cats Pause
Johnson has been viewed as a Duke lean, but Kentucky is in the mix with a fall decision coming.
Kentucky Football is rolling on the recruiting trail - Courier Journal
Mark Stoops, Vince Marrow and the coaches continue to pick up victories on the recruiting trail.
Q&A with Beau Allen’s high school coach - Cats Pause
Coach Nigel Smith had a glowing review of his star quarterback.
Two former Cats invited to NBA G-League Elite Camp - KSR
Mychal Mulder and Marcus Lee earned invites to the camp.
Twenty-three reasons to enjoy the Blazers-Nuggets series - ESPN
While Golden State-Houston has drawn more attention, the Blazers-Nuggets series has been quite entertaining.
Pablo Sandoval accomplishes a feat that hasn’t happened in more than a century - Yahoo
No player had hit a homerun, stolen a base, and pitched a scoreless inning since 1905.
Should we believe in the XFL? - Yahoo
Other non-NFL leagues have struggled to make it. Can the XFL?
Finding fits for remaining NFL free agents - The Ringer
Ndamukong Suh and Eric Berry headline the list of unsigned players.
NFL veterans who could become free agents - CBS Sports
Could Lesean McCoy be on the chopping block in Buffalo?
Country House won’t run in Preakness - Sports Illustrated
Well, who is going to watch the Preakness now?