Updated: May 14
For the second season in a row, Kentucky has canceled the Blue-White Scrimmage.
"The decision not to hold a spring game was made as we continue to prioritize UK Athletics' proud partnerships with the University, UK HealthCare, and local and state authorities, which are working together to operate both community testing and the Commonwealth's largest vaccination clinic in and around Kroger Field." said UK Athletics.
Two of the most anticipated seasons under Mark Stoops, both stacked full of talent, have not gotten to experience the feel of a decked out Korger Field until the actual first game of the season. Last year, the B/W Scrimmage was canceled due to the Covid outbreak, rightfully so. This year, it's still because of Covid, but it could've very well been held with all the Covid restrictions in place, vaccines being dealt, and the world becoming more and more open again.
Kentucky did announced that Spring Practice will officially start on March 16th, next Tuesday.
"We are excited to begin spring practice next week," head coach Mark Stoops said. "Although we won't have a spring game, we are looking forward to what next season might look like and hopefully that is having full capacity at Kroger Field. We can't wait to feel that energy again."
"I want to give a special shout-out to everyone working hard to give COVID tests and vaccines at Kroger Field. We appreciate the work they are doing for the people in the Commonwealth."
Football in the Bluegrass is BEGINNING.