This Week in Kentucky Football: May 22-28

May 22, 2000

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Junior wide receiver Anthony "Champ" Kelly will represent University ofKentucky student-athletes at the fourth annual NCAA FoundationLeadership Conference, which will be held May 28 through June 1 atDisney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Kelly is one of 353 student-athletes who were selected from apool of 885 nominees. The mission of the NCAA Foundation LeadershipConference is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes toparticipate in challenging and thought-provoking activities that willenable them to become better leaders on their campuses and in theircommunities. Student-athletes will improve their skills incommunication, decision making, problem solving, critical thinking andcollaboration. The conference also promotes better communication amongstudent-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.

Players at Home or in Four-Week Summer School Term: Many of theplayers have returned home for the month of May. Some players haveremained in Lexington and are taking classes in the four-week summerschool term, which runs from May 9 through June 6.

Most of the players will be in Lexington for the eight-weeksummer school term, June 8 through August 3.

Coaches in Recruiting Period: The Kentucky coaching staff is inthe May recruiting period. During the month of May, coaches arepermitted to visit high schools, meet with principals, teachers,coaches, and counselors, visit athletic combines, and evaluate athleticcompetition, such as spring football practice, baseball games, trackmeets, etc.

Kentucky Football Calendar: Here are some key dates in Kentuckyfootball for the summer.

May 8 - June 6 Four-week summer school term
June 8 - Aug. 3 Eight-week summer school term
July 25-27 SEC Football Media Days in Birmingham, Ala.
Aug. 4 Jefferson County UK Alumni Luncheon in
Louisville, Coach Hal Mumme is guest speaker
Aug. 6 Freshmen report
Aug. 8 First freshman practice
Aug. 9 Veteran players report
Aug. 10 UK Football Media Day (morning)
Aug. 11 First team practice
Aug. 13 Fans' Day
Aug. 23 Classes begin
Sept. 2 Kentucky at Louisville