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“Big Blue Weekend” ready to go

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The “Big Blue Weekend,” featuring the Blue/White Spring Football Game, three baseball games and three softball games, is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the University of Kentucky.

The Blue/White Game is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. The Blue/White Game will conclude spring practice and is the fans’ first look at the 2014 Wildcats. Tickets are free and are available at the tents located outside Gates 4 and 12 of the stadium. Parking is also free and is first-come, first-served. For complete fan information, go to www.ukathletics.com/fbgameday.

The baseball series features a pair of top-20 teams as No. 19-ranked Kentucky will play host to No. 12 Ole Miss in a three-game series at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Friday’s game is set for 6:30 p.m., followed by 1 p.m. contests on Saturday and Sunday.

The softball series will be a matchup of teams ranked in the nation’s top 10 when No. 9 Kentucky, takes on No. 8-ranked Tennessee. The teams will tangle at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at John Cropp Stadium, followed by a 2 p.m. Sunday finale.

Single-game tickets for baseball and softball cost $5 for adults and $2 for age 6-18. UK students and persons age 5 and under are free. Fans with a Blue/White Game ticket will be admitted free to the baseball and softball games on Saturday.

Here is the composite schedule of games for the weekend:

Friday, April 25
Softball vs. Tennessee, 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26
Baseball vs. Ole Miss, 1 p.m.
Blue/White Spring Football Game, 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Tennessee, 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 27
Baseball vs. Ole Miss, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Tennessee, 2 p.m.

More Blue/White Game Info:
• Fans are invited to the “Cat Walk” – cheering the team when the Wildcats enter Commonwealth Stadium – at 1:45 p.m. at Gate One.
• The Wildcat Refuge, featuring giant inflatable games for children, will be located outside Gate 9 of the stadium.
• Fans may buy or renew season tickets at the game. The ticket office will be set up outside Gates 6 and 7 to handle your ticket needs and also discuss seating options for 2015 in the new Commonwealth Stadium.

UK Alumni Association to Host Tailgate Event at Blue/White Game as part of Alumni Weekend Activities
1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium Red Lot near Gate 4 – $8 per person, $5 for UK Alumni Association members
Join fellow alumni and fans for food prior to the scrimmage. Enjoy music, games, and giveaways. Then head into Commonwealth Stadium to watch the Blue/White game.

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