Big Blue Brew 1/9: Battle Of The Cats

Today, Kentucky men's basketball hosts Missouri in its SEC home opener.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 SEC home opener
🏀 DJ and Goose talk shop
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Cats and Tigers. Kentucky men’s basketball is back inside Rupp Arena tonight for a 7 p.m. tip against Missouri in its SEC home opener!

The Tigers have lost four of five, including their SEC opener against Georgia this past Saturday, while the Wildcats are riding a five-game win streak into tonight’s contest.

Missouri will also have the unenviable task of trying to contain the best first-year player in the conference over the past week — Kentucky’s Aaron Bradshaw has been named SEC Freshman of the Week!

🔼 Forever Enshrined. Former Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch is a College Football Hall of Famer!

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced the 2024 class on Monday, and Couch, Kentucky’s record-setting quarterback and architect of some of the greatest moments in Wildcat history, made the list!

🔼 Sitting, Waiting. Listen, we get it. Waiting all day for a Kentucky basketball game can be tough.

But if you watch this Antonio Reeves step-back three-pointer four times, there’s a minute of your day right there. One minute closer!


Super Down The Stretch. Freshman Aaron Bradshaw was dominant down the stretch in Kentucky men’s basketball’s SEC opener at Florida over the weekend.

How many points did Bradshaw score in the final 9:05 of the game, which the Wildcats ended up winning by two?

Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Get Excited! Big Blue Nation, we know you need no reminding, but tonight’s men’s basketball matchup against Missouri is a big one!

Get pumped up, watch this SEC hype video, get 100 times more pumped up, and cheer on the Wildcats!


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Tuesday, January 9

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri @ 7pm ET | Tickets

Thursday, January 11

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Vanderbilt @ 7pm ET | Tickets

Friday, January 12

🏊 Swim and Dive vs. Alabama @ 10am ET
🤸 Gymnastics at Auburn @ 8:30pm ET
🏃 Track and Field Rod McCravy Memorial | Meet Info

Saturday, January 13

🎯 Rifle at Army @ TBA ET | NCAA Scorecard | Live Targets
🏃 Track and Field Rod McCravy Memorial | Meet Info
🏊 Swim and Dive vs. Alabama @ 10am ET
📣 Stunt Blue-White EXH @ 12pm ET | Frederick Douglass High School
🏀 Men’s Basketball at Texas A&M @ 2pm ET

Sunday, January 14

🎯 Rifle vs. Nebraska @ TBA ET | NCAA Scorecard | Live Targets
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. ETSU and Miami (OH) @ 10am and 3pm ET


Answer: 10 points!

🔵 Have a great Tuesday!