2016 UK football schedule released

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The 2016 Kentucky football schedule will feature seven home games and five road tilts, announced Thursday night by the Southeastern Conference.

Kentucky will face a challenging schedule in 2016, including home conference games with South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Mississippi State. UK will travel to Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri and non-conference foe Louisville.

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UK will open its schedule with the 2016 lidlifter vs. Southern Miss on Sept. 3 at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats will then travel to Florida on Sept. 10 to open its league slate, before breaking from SEC play to host New Mexico State on Sept. 17.
The Wildcats will then face three SEC foes, hosting South Carolina (Sept. 24) and Vanderbilt (Oct. 8), and traveling to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama (Oct. 1). UK will break for an open date on Oct. 15, before hosting Mississippi State on Oct. 22 and traveling to face Missouri on Oct. 29.

Kentucky will then host Georgia on Nov. 5, will travel to Tennessee on Nov. 12, before concluding its home schedule with Austin Peay on Nov. 19. Kentucky and Louisville will then conclude the regular season on Nov. 26 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. It marks the second consecutive season UK will finish the year with two straight non-conference games.

For the 25th consecutive year, the 2015 regular season will culminate with the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, December 3 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Sept. 3 SOUTHERN MISS
Sept. 10 at Florida
Sept. 17 NEW MEXICO STATE
Sept. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 1 at Alabama
Oct. 8 VANDERBILT
Oct. 15 open date
Oct. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 29 at Missouri
Nov. 5 GEORGIA
Nov. 12 at Tennessee
Nov. 19 AUSTIN PEAY
Nov. 26 at Louisville
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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com