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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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Feb 20 Tue 8:00 PM Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Bud Walton Arena
Fayetteville, AR
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Feb 21 Wed 4:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Feb 23 Fri 4:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Feb 24 Sat 1:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Feb 24 Sat 8:15 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Feb 25 Sun 1:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Feb 27 Tue 4:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Feb 28 Wed 7:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi Rebels Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Mar 2 Fri 7:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats Women's Gymnastics vs. Ohio State Buckeyes University of Kentucky - Memorial Coliseum
Lexington, KY
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Mar 3 Sat 12:00 PM Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Gainesville, FL
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Mar 6 Tue 4:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 7 Wed 4:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Northern Kentucky Norse Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 9 Fri 4:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 10 Sat 1:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 11 Sun 1:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 13 Tue 4:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Murray State Racers Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 16 Fri 6:30 PM Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Baum Stadium At George Cole Field
Fayetteville, AR
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Mar 17 Sat 2:00 PM Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Baum Stadium At George Cole Field
Fayetteville, AR
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Mar 18 Sun 1:00 PM Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Baum Stadium At George Cole Field
Fayetteville, AR
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Mar 23 Fri 3:30 AM Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats [WOMEN] Jane B. Moore Field
Auburn, AL
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Mar 23 Fri 6:30 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 24 Sat 3:30 AM Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats [WOMEN] Jane B. Moore Field
Auburn, AL
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Mar 24 Sat 2:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers Cliff Hagan Stadium
Lexington, KY
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Mar 25 Sun 3:30 AM Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats [WOMEN] Jane B. Moore Field
Auburn, AL
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Mar 25 Sun 1:00 PM Kentucky Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers Cliff Hagan Stadium
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.