Kentucky Wildcats Football

by Chrisbyron1

This is an information page about the Kentucky Wildcats football program, including team history and recent record. It also includes UK football tickets information and links.

The Wildcats of The University of Kentucky are known for their winning basketball team, but they also have a very strong football program as well. Fans of Kentucky football are very loyal, and support their team. The school is a major university.

1950 Orange Bowl

The Bear Bryant Era
A closeup of the Orange Bowl circa 1950
A closeup of the Orange Bowl circa 1950

Wildcats History

Paul "Bear" Bryant Era Paul "Bear" Bryant, the legendary coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, was Kentucky's head football coach for eight seasons. With Bryant’s leadership, the early Wildcats went on to compete in 4 bowl games, the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl, the 1950 Orange Bowl, the 1951 Sugar Bowl and the 1952 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Fran Curci Era In 1976, the Wildcats claimed a share of the SEC championship after they won the Peach Bowl that year.
Jerry Claiborne Era Claiborne took the Wildcats to the 1983 Hall of Fame Bowl, and then returned the following year.

Bill Curry Era He took the Wildcats to the 1993 Peach Bowl.

Hal Mumme Era He led the Wildcats to the 1998 Outback Bowl and the 1999 Music City Bowl.

Guy Morriss Era Under Morriss the Wildcats finished with a 7–5 record in 2002 but did not play in postseason due to NCAA sanctions. The most significant event of that season came in a loss to LSU, called “The Bluegrass Miracle”.

Rich Brooks Era Brooks led the team out of the probationary years to an 8–5 regular season record in 2006, including a memorable upset over the defending SEC champion Georgia, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Bulldogs, and its first bowl game since 1999 and its first bowl game victory since 1984, as Kentucky beat Clemson 28–20 in the Music City Bowl. After the loss to South Carolina that year, Kentucky rebounded to defeat #1 LSU in a historic triple overtime game. He then took Kentucky to four consecutive bowl games, winning the first three.

Joker Phillips Era Phillips had a history with the Wildcats as a former wide receiver and long time assistant coach and associate head coach. In 2010, they broke a long standing losing streak to South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier by beating the Gamecocks. In 2011, Kentucky snapped the longest losing streak to any one team by defeating the Tennessee Vols 10-7.

Since 1947, the Wildcats have had 27 players elected to the All-American Hall of Fame players and 2 Professional Hall of Fame players. UK football tickets are a way to be a part of the future history of the Wildcats.

2011 Strength and Conditioning

A Preview of What's To Come

The Wildcats Logo

Wildcats Logo
Wildcats Logo

Wildcat's Halftime

The Pageantry Really Shows
The Wildcats Half-Time Show
The Wildcats Half-Time Show

The Future Of The Wildcats

As with any football team, the new season brings many changes. The coaching staff was expected to take a hit when Tee Martin left, but the addition of Pat Washington appears to have offset that prediction. Several players are standing out with great potential, including sophomore quarterback Maxwell Smith.

Kentucky Wildcats News

Austin MacGinnis kicked a season-long 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift Kentucky to a 40-38 win over Mississippi State on Saturday night and end a seven-game ...
The first time Missouri played Middle Tennessee State was Sept. 20, 2003, when the Tigers narrowly defeated the Blue Raiders 41-40 in overtime. Missouri coach Barry O...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Brent Stockstill threw four touchdown passes to lift Middle Tennessee State past Missouri in a 51-45 win Saturday night.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen's unbeaten mark against Kentucky could be in jeopardy. The Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) are 7-0 against the Wildcats...

Where is Commonwealth Stadium?

Wildcats Memorabilia

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Other Football

There's More Out There

Clemson Football Tickets
The Clemson Tigers are a powerhouse program. If you like good football, check them out!

Football Tickets FSU
Florida State is another contender in the ACC conference. If you're a 'Nole fan, don't miss out!

Updated: 05/02/2012, Chrisbyron1
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