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Saturday Headlines: Ball State Gameday

Football is finally here!

Mascot Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Good morning BBN!

The day has finally come that we all will hear one of the greatest statements a Kentucky Wildcats fan can hear: IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN THE BLUEGRASS!

After a busy summer, Mark Stoops’s program is now ready to take the field against the Ball State Cardinals to kick off the 2023-24 season. As fans will start heading to Kroger Field in just a few short hours, the hype train for this program is at full speed ahead heading into week one.

With the return of Liam Coen, the offense is expected to take a huge step forward from last season. Add in the addition of Devin Leary alongside Barion Brown, Dane Key, Ray Davis, and others, and this offensive unit could end up being one of the best in school history.

One thing we have all come to expect is a solid defense with Brad White leading that side of the ball, and that should remain the thought heading into this year. There are plenty of players to be excited about across all three levels, but watching Deone Walker wreak havoc on opposing O-Lines all season is going to be a treat to watch.

The Cardinals head to Lexington from Muncie (IN), and should pose a decent test for this Kentucky team to kick off the year. Now I doubt the score will reflect it as UK’s talent pool is just so much better, but this is a veteran Ball State team, especially on defense. Going to make for a good test to see how special this offense can really be.

Kickoff will be here soon!

Go Cats!

Tweet of the Day

The classic Blue/Blue/White combo to start off the season.


2023 Kentucky Football “Players Series” Posters Available at First Three Home Games – UK Athletics

Free posters are available to fans who attend the first three Kentucky Football Games.

Kentucky Falls in Front of Fifth-Largest Crowd in UKVB History – UK Athletics

The No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats (1-2, 0-0 SEC) fell to the 10th-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers, 3-0 inside of Rupp Arena.

Kentucky hosting high-profile recruits for opening weekend- KSR

The Cats will have a full guest list to kick off the season.

Three Kentucky players to watch against Ball State- KSR

These UK players could be primed for a big game against the Cardinals.

UK in the NFL- Cats Pause

16 Cats make active rosters heading into the first week of the NFL season.

Ten most important players to Kentucky having a successful season- Cats Pause

Who needs to play well for the Cats to end the season successfully?

Jalen Milroe named starter for Alabama- ESPN

How will Milroe do for the Tide this season?

ACC to add Stanford, Cal, and SMU in 2024- ESPN

Conference realignment continues to get whacky.

Best fits for Mike Evans- CBS

Where could Evans land if he leaves Tampa Bay?

Eight MLB storylines to follow in September- CBS

Its a good month to follow baseball even if your team isn't in the playoff race.