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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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Nov 25 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals Kroger Field Parking Lots
Lexington, KY
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Nov 25 Sat 12:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals Kroger Field
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Nov 26 Sun 6:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Illinois-Chicago Flames Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 2 Sat 3:30 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Harvard Crimson Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 9 Sat 12:00 PM Citi Hoops Classic: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Monmouth Hawks Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
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Dec 16 Sat 2:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 23 Sat 12:30 PM CBS Sports Classic: Ohio State vs. North Carolina & Kentucky vs. UCLA Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA
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Dec 29 Fri 1:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 31 Sun 12:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Lady Volunteers Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Dec 31 Sun 6:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Jan 3 Wed 7:30 PM LSU Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Baton Rouge, LA
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Jan 6 Sat 9:00 PM Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Thompson Boling Arena
Knoxville, TN
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Jan 7 Sun 2:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Georgia Bulldogs (women) University of Kentucky - Memorial Coliseum
Lexington, KY
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Jan 9 Tue 7:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Jan 13 Sat 3:00 PM Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Kentucky Wildcats Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium
Nashville, TN
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Jan 15 Mon 6:00 PM Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Kentucky Wildcats (WOMEN) Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium
Nashville, TN
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Jan 16 Tue 9:00 PM South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Colonial Life Arena
Columbia, SC
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Jan 20 Sat 8:15 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Jan 21 Sun 12:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Jan 23 Tue 9:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Jan 27 Sat 3:30 AM West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kentucky Wildcats West Virginia University Coliseum
Morgantown, WV
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Jan 30 Tue 9:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Feb 3 Sat 1:00 PM Missouri Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Mizzou Arena
Columbia, MO
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Feb 4 Sun 12:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Feb 6 Tue 7:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers 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.