Cobb to honor Lyons, wear jersey #12

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman wide receiver/quarterback Randall Cobb will wear jersey No. 12 during the Arkansas game in honor of wide receiver Dicky Lyons, whose University of Kentucky career was ended by injury last Saturday.

“Dicky was my role model even before I got here,” Cobb said of his request to wear 12, which was approved by Coach Rich Brooks. “There are a lot of things that he taught me and all the wide receivers. He’s a person we look up to and can talk to about anything, not just football.”

Lyons sustained a knee injury during the South Carolina game, ending the collegiate career of the Wildcat senior. Lyons has caught 141 passes for 1,752 yards and 18 touchdowns during his time at UK.

“He (Randall) called me and asked about wearing my number and I told him, ‘The honor’s all mine,’” Lyons said. “He told me how much I meant to him and appreciated what I had done for him. To have someone want to do that means a lot.”

Cobb plans to return to his usual jersey number, 18, after the Arkansas game.

First Live SEC Football Game on ESPNU: The Arkansas at Kentucky game is the first live Southeastern Conference football telecast on ESPNU, according to producer Steve Melton.

In addition to cable systems that carry ESPNU, the high-definition telecast of the Arkansas game will be available on DirecTV (Ch. 614) and Dish Network (Ch. 148).

SEC games are likely to be frequent guests on ESPNU beginning with the 2009 season, when the new SEC football television contracts go into effect.

“Cat Walk” Set for 4:45 p.m.: Fans wishing to participate in the “Cat Walk,” cheering the Wildcats when they enter the stadium, should be at Gate One of Commonwealth Stadium at 4:45 p.m.

“Buyer Beware” for Tickets Not Bought Through UK or TicketMaster: With the Arkansas game being another sellout at Commonwealth Stadium, fans are reminded “buyer beware” for tickets not purchased through official outlets – UK Athletics or TicketMaster.

Tickets that have been reported as lost or stolen have cancelled bar codes and will not be admitted to Commonwealth Stadium.
Tickets that already have been scanned at the stadium gate will not be re-admitted to the stadium.
Counterfeit tickets with fake bar codes will not enable the ticket-holder to enter the stadium.
UK student tickets are admissible only with a current UK student identification card.

Media Advisory, Say “Thanks” to Meredith: After 11 years of service in University of Kentucky Athletics, including the last four years in media relations, Meredith Nelson has resigned to take a position with the city council of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

The Arkansas game will be Nelson’s last home football contest as media relations office coordinator. Please take a moment to thank her for her dedicated, efficient service.

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