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Fan Day set for Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The annual Kentucky Football Fan Day is slated for Saturday, Aug. 4 at Commonwealth Stadium, where the Kentucky football team will hold an open practice along with an autograph session and fireworks show.

Admission is free and posters and schedule cards will be available. Gates for the event will open at 5 p.m. ET (gates 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 will be open). The open practice is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET. After the completion of open practice, UK players and coaches will sign autographs before a fireworks show closes the event at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Parking will be available in the Green, Red or Blue Lots surrounding Commonwealth Stadium.

“We felt we had a great spring practice this year and we are eager for the players to report and get them out in front of our fans for Fan Day,” Phillips said. “Fan Day is always one of our favorite days of fall camp because we get to interact with the Big Blue Nation. I look forward to seeing everyone there.”

For more information on the Kentucky football team, follow “@UKFootball” on Twitter or visit UKathletics.com.

Fans Invited to Send in Questions: Fans, do you have a question you’d like to ask your favorite Wildcat? Tweet it out using the hashtag #weareuk and we will answer some of them during Fan Day.

Note to Media: Beginning at 6 p.m., the first hour and a half of Fan Day practice will be open for photo and video. Players and assistant coaches will not be available for interviews after practice as they get ready for autographs. Coach Phillips will be available briefly (approx. five minutes) after practice before he begins autographs.

Additional Media Advisories:
• First-year freshmen (“true freshmen”) will be available for interviews on Media Day. After Media Day, the next availability for the freshmen will be following the Louisville game. From that point, freshmen who are seeing game action will be available.
• Quarterbacks will be available on Media Day. After that, the next QB availability will be when a decision is made about the opening day starter.

Credentials Applications: Media may apply for University of Kentucky football credentials online at www.sportssystems.com/Kentucky.

Important note – we ask that the sports editor/director or primary contact for each media entity request for everyone in your outlet at the same time. This simplifies the process and reduces confusion and overlapping requests. Thanks for your cooperation.

Kentucky Football Media Calendar:

Sat. Aug. 4 UK Fan Day, Commonwealth Stadium, gates open at 5 p.m.; open practice begins at
6 p.m.; autographs/photos after practice until approx. 9:30 p.m.; fireworks 9:30 p.m.

Sun. Aug. 5 Practice interview request deadline 5:30 p.m.; offensive coaches and players

Mon. Aug. 6 Practice interview request deadline 5:30 p.m.; defensive coaches and players

Tues. Aug. 7 Practice interview request deadline 5:30 p.m.; offensive coaches and players

Wed. Aug. 8 First practice in full pads
Practice interview request deadline 5:30 p.m.; defensive coaches and players

Thurs. Aug. 9 Practice interview request deadline 5:50 p.m.; offensive coaches and players

Fri. Aug. 10 Practice interview request deadline 5:45 p.m.; defensive coaches and players

Sat. Aug. 11 Practice interview request deadline 4:30 p.m.; selected coaches and players

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