LP Field to serve as starting line for new eras of Kentucky, Western Kentucky football

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 3:06pm

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bobby Petrino and Mark Stoops now know what time their coaching chapters will begin at Western Kentucky and Kentucky respectively.

Kickoff for the Aug. 31 season opener for both schools is 7 p.m. at Nashville's LP Field.

Petrino, who previously coached Louisville, Arkansas and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, starts anew with a Hilltoppers team coming off an appearance in the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl, its first as a FBS school. Stoops will begin his head coaching career trying to lift the Wildcats from a 2-10 finish in 2012.

The game marks the second Nashville meeting between the Hilltoppers and Wildcats in three seasons. Kentucky won 14-3 at LP Field in 2011 and looks to avenge last year's 32-31 overtime home loss to WKU at Commonwealth Stadium.


3 Comments on this post:

By: joe41 on 6/4/13 at 7:42

With Vanderbilt and Ole Miss playing on Thursday night, this will be a good fit for my schedule.


By: 4gold on 6/5/13 at 6:12

I can't wait. Two of the worst football teams in NCAA going at it. And why the H are they playing in Nashville? Crofton High school offered their field. Catch some Z's for that one. Leave money, clean up after yourselves and replace the sod before you leave.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!

By: 4gold on 6/5/13 at 6:15

Wonder if Pitrino will ride into town with his teenage girl friend on the back of his motor cycle? Cant believe someone hired that ingrate. Only in the state of KY

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!