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Why Is Kentucky Called The Wildcats?


Why Is Kentucky Called The Wildcats?

The official nickname for the University of Kentucky’s athletics teams is “Wildcats.” The nickname became synonymous with UK shortly after a 6-2 football victory over Illinois on Oct. 9, 1909, on the road. … Later the name Wildcats became more and more popular among UK followers as well as with members of the media.

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