Kentucky featured on SEC Network “Takeover Day” Thursday

24 hours of Wildcat programming


LEXINGTON, Kentucky (UK Athletics) – University of Kentucky Athletics will be featured on the SEC Network “Takeover Day” on Thursday, July 8, with 24 hours of Wildcat programming.

There will be replays of games/matches from the 2020-21 school year that include Kentucky gymnastics, baseball, volleyball, women’s swimming and diving, football, women’s basketball, softball and men’s basketball.

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Episodes of “SEC Storied” will spotlight features on the 1978 men’s basketball national champions, Sam Bowie and Bernadette Locke-Mattox.  “SEC Inside” will have shows on Kentucky men’s basketball and football, plus the spring football all-access show.

The complete schedule is below.

12 a.m. Gymnastics vs. Arkansas (Feb. 12)

1:30 a.m.       SEC Storied: “Win or Else” – the 1978 men’s basketball national champions

2:30 a.m.       SEC Storied: “Going Big” – profile of Sam Bowie

3:30 a.m.       SEC Storied: “Coach Bernie” – profile of Bernadette Locke-Mattox

4:00 a.m.       SEC Inside – Kentucky men’s basketball

4:30 a.m.       Spring Football All-Access

5:30 a.m.       Baseball vs. Florida (May 6)

8:30 a.m.       Volleyball at Florida (March 20)

10 a.m.            SEC Inside – Football at Tennessee

10:30 a.m.       SEC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships (February 20)

12:30 p.m.      Football at Tennessee (October 17)

3:30 p.m.       Women’s Basketball vs. Arkansas (December 31)

5:30 p.m.       Softball vs. Alabama (March 29)

7:30 p.m.       Men’s Basketball at Tennessee (February 20)

9 p.m.          Football, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl vs. North Carolina State (January 2)

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas