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In January 2003, Scratch placed seventh in the Universal Cheer Association College Mascot National Championships. Just a few months later, it was announced that he was named to the Capital One All-America Mascot Team.

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.

Commandant Carbusier, then head of the military department at old State University, told a group of students in a chapel service following the game that the Kentucky football team had "fought like Wildcats."
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Sep 2 Sat 3:00 PM Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Kentucky Wildcats M. M. Roberts Stadium
Hattiesburg, MS
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Sep 9 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Kroger Field
Lexington, KY
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Sep 16 Sat 3:30 AM South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Williams-Brice Stadium
Columbia, SC
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Sep 23 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators Kroger Field
Lexington, KY
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Sep 30 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Kroger Field
Lexington, KY
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Oct 7 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers Kroger Field
Lexington, KY
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Oct 11 Wed 3:30 AM Indiana Hoosiers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Bill Armstrong Stadium
Bloomington, IN
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Oct 21 Sat 3:30 AM Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats Davis Wade Stadium At Scott Field
Mississippi State, MS
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Oct 28 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers Kroger Field
Lexington, KY
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Nov 4 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi Rebels Kroger Field
Lexington, KY
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Nov 10 Fri 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Utah Valley State Wolverines Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Nov 11 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Kentucky Wildcats Vanderbilt Stadium Parking Lots
Nashville, TN
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Nov 11 Sat 3:30 AM Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Kentucky Wildcats Vanderbilt Stadium
Nashville, TN
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Nov 12 Sun 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vermont Catamounts Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Nov 17 Fri 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats Vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Nov 18 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats Sanford Stadium Parking Lots
Athens, GA
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Nov 18 Sat 3:30 AM Georgia Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats Sanford Stadium
Athens, GA
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Nov 20 Mon 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Troy Trojans Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Nov 22 Wed 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Fort Wayne Mastodons Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Nov 25 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals Kroger Field
Lexington, KY
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Nov 26 Sun 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Illinois-Chicago Flames Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 2 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Harvard Crimson Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 16 Sat 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 23 Sat 3:30 AM CBS Sports Classic Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA
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Dec 29 Fri 3:30 AM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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The Wildcat mascot originated during the 1976-77 academic year at UK. Gary Tanner was the original Wildcat, dancing and entertaining thousands of UK fans at Commonwealth Stadium and Rupp Arena during athletics events.

A few years later, he was joined by another Cat - walking on stilts - who made his appearance during UK's twin tower era of Melvin Turpin and Sam Bowie. Even today, the original mascot is joined by Scratch, who's a more child-friendly mascot and serves as the host of UK's official Kids Club.

Today, both mascots attend each football and basketball game, several academic functions and generally serve as friendly ambassadors for the University.