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My Old Kentucky Home

Words & Music by Stephen C. Foster

The sun shines bright in my old Kentucky home
'Tis summer, the people are gay;
The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom,
While the birds make music all the day;
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy, and bright,
By'n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

Weep no more, my lady,
Oh weep no more today!
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home far away.

On, On U of K

On, on, U of K, we are right for the fight today,
Hold that ball and hit that line;
Ev'ry Wildcat star will shine;
We'll fight, fight, fight, for the blue and white
As we roll to that goal, Varsity,
And we'll kick, pass and run, 'till the battle is won,
And we'll bring home the victory.

The Cat Walk

Wildcat WalkLocated at the corner of Jerry Claiborne Way and College Way outside Gate 1, The Cat Walk begins approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kick-off. When you hear the Commonwealth Stadium Siren, come and show your support for the team as they enter Commonwealth Stadium! No autograph requests will be granted during the Cat Walk.

PDF Map of the Cat Walk Route

Wildcat Refuge

Wildcat RefugeLocated between the Red and Blue parking lots outside of Gate 9, interactive games and activities begin 2 hours prior to kick-off. Bring the kids and enjoy this fun filled environment with other Wildcat Fans!

UK Marching Band Pre-game Parade

UK Marching BandThe UK Band begins its parade 1 hour prior to kick-off. The parade starts and ends at Gate 9.

Countdown to Kickoff

Countdown to KickoffCountdown to Kickoff begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Come join host Dick Gabriel outside Gate 9, adjacent to the Wildcat Refuge, for interviews, analysis and to get you ready for the game.

Pre-game Timing

(subject to change)

Time Activity
Approx. 2 hours, 15 minutes minutes prior to kick The Cat Walk begins
Approx. 2 hours prior to kick The Wildcat Refuge opens
Approx. 90 minutes prior to kick Countdown to Kickoff begins
Approx. 60 minutes prior to kick UK Takes Field for Pre-Game Warm-up; marching band begins its pregame parade at gate 4
Approx. 20 minutes prior to kick UK Band Enters Field - begins pre-game
Approx. 15 minutes prior to kick God Bless America
National Anthem
My Old Kentucky Home
Call to the Post
Approx. 5 minutes prior to kick Intro Video Begins
UK Enters Field

Promotions Schedule

(subject to change)

Date Opponent Activity
September 8 Kent State United Way Collection, Heroes' Day
September 15 Western Kentucky Ag Roundup, Hall of Fame
September 29 South Carolina  
October 6 Mississippi State Family Weekend
October 20 Georgia Homecoming
November 3 Vanderbilt  
November 17 Samford Senior Day