Big Blue Brew 12/4: Dancin' Time

Today, we're looking at volleyball making it to the Sweet Sixteen.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. Who’s ready for the Sweet Sixteen? And no, we aren’t talking about basketball, yet. See who the volleyball team will face in the Regional Semifinals below!

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏐 Round 2: Win
🏈 Bowl game ready
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Get Dancin’. The volleyball team is heading to the Sweet Sixteen! After a 3-0 sweep over Baylor for a second-round win, the team is off to the Sweet Sixteen to face No. 9 Arkansas in the Regional Semifinals. The Cats hit a .500 as a team, and Reagan Rutherford led with 14 kills, and Brooklyn DeLeye was right behind with 13.

🔼 Into the Bowl. The football team isn’t done yet this season. The Cats are playing in the 79th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against Clemson on Friday, Dec. 29, in Jacksonville, Fla. Kickoff starts at noon ET at Bill Gay Grounds at EverBank Stadium, and you can watch the game on ESPN. This is the third TaxSlayer Gator Bowl appearance since 2016. Kentucky won its last Gator Bowl appearance 23-21 over No. 24 NC State in January of 2021.


By a Landslide. The stats just keep adding up for the volleyball players with all of these post season games. Brooklyn DeLeye leads the team by triple digits when it comes to overall kills this season.

Today’s question— how many kills doe DeLeye have?

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


Thrilling Two. Wait, soccer is still going on? Yup, because Jordyn Rhodes and Grace Phillpotts were just selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region. Rhodes earned a spot on the First Team and Phillpotts on the Third Team. This is the third time Rhodes has made it to the All-Southeast Region honoree list. She led the Cats with nine goals and 22 points this season and became the all-time leading goal scorer for Kentucky with a career total of 45 goals. Phillpotts started in all 19 matches and had four assists and six shots on goal as a defender. 


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Wednesday, December 6

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

Thursday, December 7

🏐 No. 8 Volleyball at No. 9 Arkansas @ 4:30pm ET | Bob Devaney Center, Lincoln, N.E.

Friday, December 8

🏃 Track and Field Indiana Early Bird Meet | Meet Info | Meet Schedule

Saturday, December 9

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Penn @ 12pm ET | Watch

Sunday, December 10

🏀 Women’s Basketball at Louisville @ 2pm ET
🤸 Gymnastics Blue/White Meet @ 4pm ET | Free Admission


Answer: 375!

🔵 Have a great Monday!