Kentucky Football Notebook - August 24

Practice Report: The Kentucky football team practiced for two hours Thursday afternoon, August 24, at the Nutter Training Center.

Clad in helmets, shoulder pads, and shorts, the Wildcats worked extensively on the offensive and defensive game plans. The Kentucky offense looked very sharp in its execution against the scout team defense. The UK defense continued its work on play recognition against the scout offense. The Wildcats concluded practice with a period on kickoff returns. Junior Kendrick Shanklin, who averaged 22 yards per return last year, has been working as the primary kickoff return specialist.

Freshman offensive tackle Antonio Hall, sidelined by an ankle sprain, has returned to practice and appeared to be moving well.

Kickoff Luncheon Slated for Aug. 25: The annual Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon has been scheduled for Friday, August 25, at 11:30 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Lexington Civic Center Ballroom.

The cost is $40 per person or a table of 10 may be reserved for $400. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the UK Ticket Office in Memorial Coliseum. Tickets also may be purchased at the luncheon. Coach Hal Mumme is the featured speaker.

JP Sports SEC Pre-Season TV Show Set to Air: Jefferson-Pilot Sports, which televises the "SEC Game of the Week" throughout the South, also airs a 30-minute SEC pre-season preview of the 2000 season. The show may be seen in the following stations that serve Kentucky markets:

Charleston, W. V.       WSAZ    Sat. Aug. 26, 12:30 p.m. ETCincinnati, Ohio        WBQC    Sat. Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m. ETEvansville, Ind.        WTVW    Sat. Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m. CTLouisville, Ky.         WAVE    Sun. Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m. ETNashville, Tenn.        WSMV    Sat. Aug. 26, noon CTPaducah, Ky.            KFVS    Sun. Aug. 27, 12:30 p.m. CT