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University of Missouri

Feline Fracas

The Tigers welcome the Wildcats for a pivotal SEC East matchup.


The football Tigers (6–2, 3–1 SEC) occupy second place in the SEC East, a half game behind idle Georgia (6–1, 4–1). To keep pace with the Bulldogs, Mizzou must defeat visiting Kentucky (5–3, 2–3) 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Memorial Stadium on the SEC Network. The Wildcats gave No. 1‐ranked Mississippi State everything it could handle before Kentucky fell 45–31 in Lexington Saturday.

Mizzou also welcomes SEC Nation, the network’s live pregame kickoff show that previews the day’s conference matchups, to Francis Quadrangle Saturday. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 8 a.m., when free T‐shirts, hot beverages and doughnuts will be available while supplies last.

Separated by 460 miles, the universities of Missouri and Kentucky are connected most prominently by former MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton and wife Anne, both UK alumni. Since his retirement as MU’s 21st chief executive officer, Deaton has been directing the Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development at MU.

Here are some other facts and figures about Saturday’s opponent.
Marcus Wilkins

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall, located in UK’s central campus, is used for lectures and performances.

Founded: 1865 (public, land‐grant institution)

Enrollment: 29,385 (undergraduate 21,441)

President: Eli Capilouto

Size: 400‐plus buildings; 716 acres, main campus; 200‐plus degree programs through 16 schools and colleges; 15 libraries; The UK Chandler Medical Center; University of Kentucky Art Museum and the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Pride: UK’s Agricultural Extension service was created in 1910, making it one of the first extension programs in the country. Now, UK’s extension programs have a presence in all 120 counties of Kentucky.

Community: Lexington, Kentucky; population 308,428; its location makes central Kentucky a day’s drive from 75 percent of the U.S. population; ranked No. 5 in Top 10 College Towns 2013,

Colors: Blue and white

University of Kentucky wildcat

The original Kentucky Wildcat costumed mascot debuted during the 1976–77 academic year.

Mascots: The Wildcat (costumed) and Blue (live bobcat)

Nickname: Wildcats

Did you know? UK is among the top 15 institutions in the country for the number of National Merit Finalists on its campus.

Campus Treasures: Memorial Hall was completed in 1929 as a memorial to those who died in World War I. Its clock tower is known for being featured in the UK logo. A bronze cannon used in the 1898 Spanish American War is displayed on UK’s campus in front of the main building.

Traditions: To pass exams, students rub the right foot of the statue of President James Kennedy Patterson, an early president of the university.