Wildcats Practice Indoors

Oct. 14, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rainy weather chased the Kentucky football team inside the cozy confines of the Nutter Field House for Wednesday morning's practice.

After the team's two-hour workout, Coach Rich Brooks was asked about the intricacies of the Auburn offense.

“They're number one in the league in total offense for a reason,” Brooks said. “They give you a lot of different looks. They give you misdirection. They snap the ball faster than anybody in the league. It's going to be a major challenge for our defense.” The Tigers are averaging 489.8 yards and 38.3 points per game.

The Wildcats have their final on-field practice Thursday morning, which already is scheduled to return to the field house because of the forecast of rain.

Kentucky travels to Auburn on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. ET game which will be televised by ESPNU.

Lanefski Out for Season: Sophomore guard/center Jake Lanefski sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during Tuesday's practice and will be out the remainder of the season following surgery, Coach Rich Brooks has confirmed.

Lanefski was the team's top reserve at the center and guard positions. With Marcus Davis incurring a season-ending injury in the opener vs. Miami, UK is now without its top two reserves at center and guard.

“Cat Walk” Set for 4:15 Central Time: Fans wishing to participate in the “Cat Walk,” cheering the Wildcats when they enter Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, should be at the Northeast corner of the stadium, near Lot P along Duncan Drive, at 4:15 p.m. Central time (5:15 p.m. Eastern time).

All UK Fans Invited to Pregame Tailgate Party at Auburn Game: The University of Kentucky Alumni Association invites all Wildcat fans traveling to the Auburn game to participate in a pregame tailgate party.

Here are the details:

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
4 p.m., CT; 5 p.m. ET
Kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. CT, 7:30 p.m. ET
Auburn University Campus
Look for the blue and white tent in front of the Jule Collins Smith (JCS) Art Musuem
Located on Woodfield Dr. off of College St.
Campus Map

UK alumni and fans are invited to take part in pregame fun on the road Oct. 17. Our Kentucky Wildcats will battle the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium for SEC Gridiron Glory. Join in the festivities at the blue and white UK Alumni Association Tailgate Tent (located near the RV section). Shuttles will be available from the stadium to the game for those who prefer to ride. For those who prefer to walk, a walking trail is extended from the site of our event to the stadium (approx. 10 - 15 min. walk).

Cost is $10 for preregistered UK Alumni Association members, $15 for nonmembers and $15 for game day walk-ups. Price includes food, soft drinks and admission to the event.

To make your reservation, visit www.ukalumni.net/tailgate and click the ‘registration' button on the webpage or call 1-800-269-ALUM or 859-257-7161.

Game Day Parking Information:
Shuttles run to and from locations near campus on game day free of charge. For a list of locations or more information, visit: http://www.auburn.edu/administration/parking_transit/transit/gameday.php.

For additional questions about the event, contact Jill Smith at jhsmith@uky.edu or 859-257-8906.