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Monday, June 3, 2013
Time for Kentucky's season opener set

By Edward Aschoff

A time has been set for Kentucky's season opener against Western Kentucky.

The Wildcats will take on Bobby Petrino's Hilltoppers at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 31 in Nashville at LP Stadium, Kentucky announced Monday. This will mark the second time in three years that these two teams have met in Nashville. The Wildcats won their 2011 opener against Western Kentucky in Nashville 14-3.

Kentucky had won two straight over the Hilltoppers before dropping last year's game 32-31 in overtime.

There are some interesting storylines in this game, especially with the two head coaches. This will be Mark Stoops' first game as Kentucky's new man in charge, while Petrino is back in SEC country. Remember there were rumors about Kentucky having interest in hiring Petrino, who was dismissed from Arkansas last year after he lied about having an affair with a woman he hired, but those rumors turned out to not have much substance.

Petrino made it very clear he wanted to return to the SEC. Well, he isn't coaching an SEC team, but he has a chance to take one down in his first game as Western Kentucky's head coach.