Football Wildcats Welcome Students Back to Campus

Aug. 19, 2011

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football team took a break from preseason practices and meetings Friday morning and assisted with “Operation: Move In” on the UK campus, helping first-year students move-in to their dorm rooms.

The Wildcat players and coaches helped families unload vehicles and get belongings to their dorm rooms in the south dormitory complex. The UK Pep Band also was on hand and the band’s lively tunes gave the event a festive atmosphere.  After the work, the team was thanked by UK President Eli Capilouto and his wife, Mary Lynne.

“It is always great to be able to get away from all the meetings and practices and come out here and meet some of the students and families,” UK head coach Joker Phillips said. “This is a way to keep our players involved with campus life and give our new students a chance to meet the classmates they’ll be supporting during the season.”’