Big Blue Brew 11/16: Tourney Time

Today, we're getting ready for the men's soccer match vs. Xavier.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. We know you are big fans of Kentucky Athletics, and now you can show exactly how big of a fan you are by getting a Noggin Boss hat to wear to the games.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

⚽️ Men take on Xavier
🏈 Dermontti Dawson recognized by the Senior Bowl
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 X Marks the Spot. The Wildcats are out for treasure as they look to defeat Xavier tonight in the NCAA Tournament. The match is at 7 p.m. ET in Ohio and will be televised on ESPN+. Here are some key players to watch during the match. Mason Visconti and Logan Dorsey lead the team with four goals each this season. Goalie Casper Mols has 59 saves, and Max Miller leads the team with seven assists.

🔼 75 Strong. This year is the 75th anniversary of the Senior Bowl, and one of our Kentucky alumnus made it on the Anniversary Team. Dermontti Dawson played center for the Wildcats and was in the 1988 Senior Bowl. After college, Dawson was selected in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played with the black and gold for 12 seasons, is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, and was voted into seven consecutive Pro Bowls. 


Once a Cat, Always a Cat. Dermontti Dawson came right back to Kentucky after his NFL career. He’s a member of the UK College of Education Alumni Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.

Today’s question— what year was Dawson inducted into the UK Athletics HOF?

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


Golfin’ Goff. The UK men’s golf team has one guy who is improving day after day. Alex Goff went up in the PGA Tour University Rankings to No. 19. Goff has 893.5366 points and is chasing No. 1 Michael Thorbjornsen from Stanford, who has 1351.6784 points. Goff and the rest of the men’s golf team will pick up play in February.


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Thursday, November 16

🏊 Swim & Dive Tennesse Invite
⚽️ Men’s Soccer at Xavier (NCAA Tournament) @ 7pm ET
🏐 Volleyball vs Texas A&M @ 7pm ET | Tickets

Friday, November 17

🏊 Swim & Dive Tennesse Invite
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs Stonehill @ 7pm ET

Saturday, November 18

🏃 Cross Country NCAA Championships
🎯 Rifle vs Akron | Scorecard | Live Targets
🏈 Football at South Carolina @ 7:30pm ET

Sunday, November 19

🎯 Rifle at Alaska & Akron | Scorecard | Live Targets
🏐 Volleyball vs Missouri @ 1:30pm ET | Tickets
🏀 Women’s Basketball at Florida Gulf Coast @ 2pm ET


Answer: 2003!

🔵 Have a great Thursday!