Big Blue Brew 1/31: Bowl Season Begins

We've got six football players who will be in two different bowl games this week.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. End of the month check-in: how are your New Year’s resolutions going?

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🥣 Two Bowl games with UK Football players
🎾 Two men on Team Canada
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 2 Bowls Please. Why have one bowl if you can go back and have seconds? We’ve got Kentucky football players in two Bowls this week— the Shrine Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Devin Leary and Tayvion Robinson will play on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET at the Shrine Bowl at Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. Both players are on the East team, which will be coached by Richard Hightower of the Chicago Bears.

The Senior Bowl is next. Ray Davis, Jeremy Flax, Andru Phillips and Trevin Wallace are set to play on the American Team for the 75th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. ET. The coach for the American Team is Terrell Williams, Tennessee Titans’ assistant head coach/defensive line coach.

🔼 Cats Represent. Two men’s tennis players are playing on Team Canada in the Davis Cup. Gabriel Diallo and Liam Draxl both helped Kentucky to its first-ever NCAA Tournament Championship match in 2022. Now, the men get to battle with three others and play in Montreal on Feb. 2-3 against the Republic of Korea.

🔼 Listen Up! A new episode of the UK Healthcare John Calipari Podcast is out. Listen on Apple, Spotify or online.


Two Pros. The NFL Super Bowl has been decided— Kansas City Chiefs vs. the San Fransisco 49ers. We’ve got two former Cats on the same team who are playing in the Super Bowl.

Today’s question— what team are the two former Cats on?

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


The Great Return. Kentucky football is welcoming back a new coach to the squad. Eric Wolford was named the offensive line coach. Wolford was last at Kentucky in 2021, administering the same position, and spent the last two seasons at Alabama. He did many great things in his previous season at UK, from leading an offensive line that blocked for the fourth-best scoring offense in the SEC to three of his offensive linemen earning post-season honors.


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Wednesday, January 31

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Florida @ 8pm ET | Live Stats | Tickets

Thursday, February 1

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

Friday, February 2

🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Columbia @ 1pm ET
🏊 Swim and Dive vs. Cincinnati @ 4pm ET
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Louisville @ 5pm ET
🤸 Gymnastics at Alabama @ 8:30pm ET

Saturday, February 3

📣 Stunt vs. Ashland/Alma @ 12pm/1:15pm ET
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Tennessee @ 8:30pm ET | Live Stats | Tickets

Sunday, February 4

⛳️ Women’s Golf UCF Challenge
🏀 Women’s Basketball at Georgia @ 12pm ET
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Virginia @ 12pm ET
🎾 Women’s Tennis at Princeton @ 1:30pm ET


Answer: Chiefs!

(Mike Edwards, Darian Kinnard)

🔵 Have a great Wednesday!