Kentucky Wildcats

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The Kentucky Wildcats are the men's and women's intercollegiate athletic squads of the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference.

Football

Kentucky Wildcats college football
First Season
1881
Team History
Kentucky Wildcats (1910-present)
Kentucky State College Blue and White (1892-1909)
Kentucky Blue and Yellow (1891)
Conference
Southeastern Conference (1933-present)
Southern Conference (1922-32)
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1912-21)
Independent (1881-95, 1905-11)
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1896-1904)
Venue
Kroger Field (1973-present)
McLean Stadium (1916-72)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season

1940s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1941
November 1 at Alabama Denny Stadium
November 8 at Georgia Tech Grant Field
1948
October 9 at Georgia Sanford Stadium
1949
October 8 vs. Georgia Stoll Field
January 2, 1950 vs. Santa Clara Burdine Stadium

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1950
October 28 at Georgia Tech Grant Field
November 11 at Mississippi State Scott Field
January 1, 1951 vs. Oklahoma Tulane Stadium
1951
September 15 vs. Tennessee Tech Stoll Field
October 13 vs. Mississippi State Stoll Field
November 10 at Tulane Tulane Stadium
January 1, 1952 vs. TCU Cotton Bowl
1952
September 20 vs. Villanova Stoll Field
1953
November 14 vs. Memphis State Stoll Field
November 21 vs. Tennessee Stoll Field
1955
September 17 at LSU Tiger Stadium
November 19 vs. Tennessee Stoll Field
1957
November 9 at Vanderbilt Dudley Field
November 23 vs. Tennessee Stoll Field
1958
September 13 vs. Hawaii Fairgrounds Stadium
October 25 at Georgia Sanford Stadium

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1960
October 15 vs. LSU Stoll Field
October 29 at Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium
1964
September 26 at Ole Miss Memorial Stadium
November 14 vs. Baylor Stoll Field
1965
September 18 at Missouri Memorial Stadium
November 20 vs. Tennessee Stoll Field
1966
September 17 vs. North Carolina Stoll Field
October 1 vs. Auburn Stoll Field
1968
September 21 vs. Missouri Stoll Field
October 5 vs. Auburn Stoll Field
October 19 at LSU Tiger Stadium
1969
October 18 vs. LSU Commonwealth Stadium
November 15 at Florida Florida Field
November 22 vs. Tennessee Stoll Field

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1970
September 19 vs. Kansas State Stoll Field
November 14 at Florida Tampa Stadium
1971
September 11 at Clemson Memorial Stadium
September 18 at Indiana Memorial Stadium
1973
November 17 at Florida Florida Field
1974
October 19 vs. LSU Commonwealth Stadium
1976
October 23 vs. Georgia Commonwealth Stadium
December 31 vs. North Carolina Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1977
October 15 at LSU Tiger Stadium
November 5 at Vanderbilt Dudley Field
1978
November 25 at Tennessee Neyland Stadium

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1980
October 4 at Alabama Legion Field
1981
October 24 at Georgia Sanford Stadium
1982
September 18 vs. Oklahoma Commonwealth Stadium
October 9 at Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium
1983
October 15 at LSU Tiger Stadium
1984
October 27 vs. Georgia Commonwealth Stadium
December 29 vs. Wisconsin Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1985
September 21 vs. Tulane Commonwealth Stadium
October 5 vs. Clemson Commonwealth Stadium
October 12 vs. Mississippi State Commonwealth Stadium
1986
September 13 vs. Rutgers Commonwealth Stadium
1987
October 17 at LSU Tiger Stadium
1988
November 12 vs. Florida Commonwealth Stadium
1989
October 7 vs. Auburn Commonwealth Stadium
October 14 vs. Rutgers Commonwealth Stadium
November 11 at Vanderbilt Dudley Field

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1997
November 22 vs. Tennessee Commonwealth Stadium
1999
December 29 vs. Syracuse Adelphia Coliseum

2000s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2000
September 9 vs. South Florida Commonwealth Stadium
2003
October 25 vs. Mississippi State Commonwealth Stadium
2006
December 29 vs. Clemson LP Field

2010s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2016
December 31 vs. Georgia Tech EverBank Field
2017
November 18 at Georgia Sanford Stadium
December 29 vs. Northwestern Nissan Stadium
2018
October 6 at Texas A&M Kyle Field
January 1, 2019 vs. Penn State Camping World Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

1950s 1954
1960s 1964 • 1966
1970s 1979
1980s 1981 • 1982 • 1987 • 1989
1990s 1998
2000s 2000
2010s 2011
2020s 2020

Yearbooks

2000s 2007

Men's Basketball

Kentucky Wildcats men's college basketball
First Season
1903-04
Team History
Kentucky Wildcats (1903-present)
Conference
Southeastern Conference (1932-present)
Venue
Rupp Arena (1976-present)
Memorial Coliseum (1950-76)
Alumni Gymnasium (1924-50)
Buell Armory Gymnasium (1910-24)
State College Gymnasium (1903-14)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1953-54
January 16, 1954 vs. Tulane Memorial Coliseum

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1969-70
December 13, 1969 vs. Indiana Memorial Coliseum

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1974-75
March 29 & 31, 1975 vs. Syracuse & UCLA San Diego Sports Arena

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1983-84
March 31, 1984 vs. Georgetown Kingdome

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1950s 1953-54 • 1955-56 • 1958-59
1960s 1963-64
1970s 1971-72 • 1978-79
1980s 1980-81 • 1989-90
1990s 1990-91
2000s 2000-01
2020s 2020-21

Yearbooks

2010s 2011-12 • 2013-14
Southeastern Conference
Full Members Alabama Crimson Tide • Arkansas Razorbacks • Auburn Tigers • Florida Gators • Georgia Bulldogs • Kentucky Wildcats • LSU Tigers • Mississippi State Bulldogs • Missouri Tigers • Ole Miss Rebels • South Carolina Gamecocks • Tennessee Volunteers • Texas A&M Aggies • Vanderbilt Commodores
Basketball Venues Bud Walton Arena • Coleman Coliseum
Football Venues Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Jordan-Hare Stadium • Kroger Field • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Big East Conference • West Coast Conference