Big Blue Brew 12/20: Who's Playing?

Today, we're looking at what athletes will play in the Gator Bowl.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. One of the only acceptable times anyone is allowed to wear red is right now, with Christmas around the corner. Aaron Bradshaw went all out wearing a Santa outfit as he and the rest of the team handed out gifts and sang Christmas carols to families.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏈 Gator Bowl participants
🏀 Adou Thiero overview
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Still a Cat. The football team has the Gator Bowl coming up next Friday, and some players who declared for the NFL Draft will still be at the game. Marques Cox and other teammates are excited to be able to play with Andru Phillips, Trevin Wallace, Ray Davis and others one last time.

🔼  Tom Talks. After a huge win over UNC, Adou Thiero was the talk of the night. Teammate Tre Mitchell and the voice of Kentucky, Tom Leach, were very impressed by the sophomore’s performance on the court. He hustled and made a big impact with his four blocks.


Ready for the Next. Kentucky basketball is back tomorrow. The men will be away facing Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center. The teams have faced each other 55 times, and the Cats lead the series by more than double. 

Today’s question— what is the series standing?

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


Welcome Aboard! Head coach Mark Stoops is changing things up for the team and hired Daikiel Shorts. Shorts will be the assistant coach/wide receivers coach. The “young and talented coach” is just 29 years old and previously worked at Houston.

He’s led multiple players to great accomplishments, including Matthew Golden setting Houston’s true freshman record in 2022 with seven receiving touchdowns. Shorts has coached in four bowl games in his six years of coaching. He hopes to make a significant impact on UK’s set of talented young receivers. 


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Thursday, December 21

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Lipscomb @ 11am ET | Tickets
🏀 Men’s Basketball at Louisville @ 6pm ET | Watch


Answer: 38-17!

🔵 Have a great Wednesday!