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This Week in Kentucky Football: May 22-28




May 22, 2000

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

Kelly is one of 353 student-athletes who were selected from a pool of 885 nominees. The mission of the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to participate in challenging and thought-provoking activities that will enable them to become better leaders on their campuses and in their communities. Student-athletes will improve their skills in communication, decision making, problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration. The conference also promotes better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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