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Friday morning notes: Alumni Game, Hall of Fame, Masthay

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There are always a handful of weekends each year in UK Athletics that stick out above the rest. Sometimes they come out of nowhere, but others you can see coming. This upcoming weekend falls in the latter category.

With the Alumni Charity Game, Hall of Fame Induction, football taking on Western Kentucky, women's soccer and volleyball opening Southeastern Conference play and men's soccer off to face Louisville, the next three days should be pretty memorable.

-The Joe Craft Center is already crawling with former Kentucky basketball stars and more are coming in by the hour for Saturday's Alumni Charity Game. Due to restrictions about professional players playing in such games, we can't reveal all the former Wildcats who will be playing this weekend. But that doesn't mean we can't say who's coaching.

A couple weeks ago, John Calipari announced that hip hop superstar Drake will serve as one celebrity coach. The self-professed Kentucky fan loves basketball, but his counterpart does it for a living. The other celebrity coach will be John Wall, as tweeted by Coach Cal on Friday morning. Maybe you've heard of him.

Tickets to the Alumni Game are still on sale. Go here for more information.

-The Alumni Game isn't the time this weekend when former UK greats will be recognized. Six new members of the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame are being inducted in a ceremony Friday night at 6 p.m. UK Athletics would like to thank Derek Abney (football), Leroy Edwards (men's basketball), J.B. Holmes (men's golf), Jeff Keener (baseball), Clayton Moss(swimming and diving) and Nancy Scranton (women's golf) for their contributions to the program.

Also, for those fans attending Saturday night's game against Western Kentucky University, make sure to stay in your seats during halftime. The six Hall of Famers will be introduced to the crowd.

-Another pair of former Wildcats were in the national spotlight Thursday night as the Green Bay Packers took on the Chicago Bears. Randall Cobb had a couple big plays early with a 28-yard run and a 20-yard catch, but it was Tim Masthay that was involved in the play that propelled Green Bay to a 23-10 victory.

On a fourth-and-long, the Packers lined up for a field goal with Masthay as the holder. Catching the Bears completely off-guard, Masthay flipped a pass in the backfield to Tom Crabtree who raced 27 yards for the touchdown. In a game many believed would be a shootout, Masthay had as many touchdown passes as quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler combined. Take a look at the video below.

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