Leger suspended, Burton likely to miss Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Kentucky football team had its final full practice of the 2007 season Saturday afternoon, a two-hour workout at the Vanderbilt University practice field.

After practice, Coach Rich Brooks said the injured knee of Keenan Burton became very sore after practicing on Friday and that the senior wide receiver was “very doubtful” to play in the bowl game. Brooks also announced that senior offensive guard Jason Leger has been suspended for the Music City Bowl because of a violation of team rules.

Brooks said that sophomore Zipp Duncan would move from left guard to Leger’s spot at right guard and junior Christian Johnson would start at left guard. Brooks also said that junior DeMoreo Ford and freshman Kyrus Lanxter would get more playing time in Burton’s absence.

The team will have a brief walk-through practice on Sunday. The game will be played on Monday, Dec. 31, at 4 p.m. EST (3 p.m. CST in Nashville) at LP Field.

Alumni Office has Welcome Reception on Sunday: All UK alumni and fans are invited to stop in for a welcome reception at the official UK Alumni Association hotel – Homewood Suites at 706 Church Street in downtown Nashville. The reception will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. CST.

Association members will receive a commemorative gift by showing their membership card or keytag. A cash bar and snacks will be available. Following the reception, alumni and friends will walk down to 2nd Avenue to watch the Battle of the Bands, which begins at 6 p.m. CST. Visit www.musiccitybowl.com for more details on Battle of the Bands.

Fans Invited to Official Pre-Game Party: Put your game face on and join UK alumni and fans for the official pre-game party on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BB King’s Blues Club, located in downtown Nashville at the corner of Commerce Street and 2nd Avenue.

Located just minutes from L.P. Field, BB King’s Blues Club offers a unique atmosphere and experience in the Music City. Tickets are $35 each and will be available for pick up at “will call” at BB King’s at 10 a.m. on the day of the event. Admission includes a Backyard BBQ buffet, live entertainment, and unlimited soda, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available. Total Sports Travel is handling reservations for this event. Reservations can be made at www.totalsportstravel.com or by calling 1-888-367-8781. (Note: the UK Basketball game against Florida International will be aired at BB King’s).

“Cat Walk” Set for Music City Bowl: The “Cat Walk” has been set for 12:30 p.m. CST at LP Field before the Music City Bowl.

Fans are encouraged to line up on the east side of the stadium (same side of the stadium as parking lot “C”) in order to greet the Wildcats when they arrive. Note that Kentucky is the visiting team this year, therefore the Cat Walk will be on the opposite side of the stadium from a year ago.