Good Question: Why is Kentucky going to Nashville to take on WKU?

The countdown is on till its football time in the Bluegrass.

As of Thursday night we are seven days and counting.

Fans will find themselves traveling the Bluegrass Parkway to the Music City to see the Cats open up against the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky University.

Good Question: Chris-Morehead: Why is Kentucky going to Nashville to take on WKU?

The football Wildcats have their sights set on the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky University.

Next Thursday night they will open up the season in Nashville at LP Field, its a place the Wildcats know well from their appearances in the Music City Bowl.

As for why the trip to the Music City, in 2009 UK and Western signed a four year contract to play two Kentucky home games at Commonwealth and two home games for Western at LP Field.

The deal means UK can go ahead and mark off a non conference game on the schedule, but for Western it means a chance to play in the national spotlight and big bucks.

In the deal UK will pay Western $500,000 for both trips to Lexington.

The two schools will split ticket revenue for the Nashville games

The games provide Western with two showcase games, the Thursday night game will be the first night of the 2011 college football season and Western will play get air time on ESPN U.

Last year UK beat Western 41-3.

There are still tickets available to next Thursday night's game as ticket sales have been slow.

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