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Saturday Headlines: Akron Gameday Edition

Cats vs. Zips.

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Good morning BBN!

It is finally time for some football under the lights of Kroger Field as the Kentucky Wildcats prepare to square off against the Akron Zips later on tonight.

Mark Stoops’ squad is looking to start the season 3-0 before they head to Nashville for a date with the Vanderbilt Commodores next Saturday, but they will need to clean up some things to impress most of the fanbase this evening.

Mostly the offense. After a lackluster performance against EKU last weekend, which took a late first-half touchdown to finally put some points on the board, the Cats face off against a bad Akron defense tonight. They need to put up some points and make it look easy while doing it.

Defensively they will also be tested in a few ways. The Zips might not be the best squad, but they can throw the ball around the yard. Can the secondary hold up and prevent Akron from getting close to their 290 YPG mark? Should be a fun thing to watch.

It’s the first full day of getting prepared for a night game at Kroger Field. Let’s enjoy it, BBN.

Go Cats!

Tweet of the Day

It was a big night in Corbin last night.


Big Blue Preview: Kentucky vs. Akron – UK Athletics

The Cats are 16-4 in their last 20 home night games, while the Cats went 3-1 last season in night games at Kroger Field.

Men’s Basketball Welcomes Additions to Support Staff - UK Athletics

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program has added four members to its support staff for the 2023-24 season, the program announced on Friday.

50-years of Memories at Commonwealth Stadium and Kroger Field- KSR

Take a walk down memory lane.

Allen and Kruger Lead Wildcats To Fourth Place Finishes At Southern Showcase – UK Athletics

Both Jake Allen and Ally Kruger secured career bests in the first meet of the season.

Randall Cobb will be “emergency QB” in week two- KSR

Will Cobb get another run at QB?

Kentucky Softball Opens Fall Exhibition Season Sunday Afternoon – UK Athletics

The Kentucky Softball team will open its fall exhibition season Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET at John Cropp Stadium against Eastern Kentucky.

Jarred Vanderbilt sign 4-year extension with Lakers- Cats Pause

Big-time deal for Vanderbilt in LA.

Alabama expected to change starting QB at USF- ESPN

Is the Milroe era over in Tuscaloosa?

Juwan Howard recovering from heart procedure- ESPN

Good news for the Michigan Head Coach.

Biggest need for each NFL team in week two- CBS

What does your team need heading into Sunday?

General Manager hot-seat rankings- CBS

Could some shakeups be coming to MLB’s front offices?

Also, here are this week’s Kentucky Reacts results, where you voiced your opinion on what the football Cats need to improve on the most moving forward.

To no surprise, you said Kentucky’s issues with penalties were the thing that needs the most work on.

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