Could UK wear black on Saturday?

Could Kentucky wear black jerseys for the first time when it hosts Mississippi State Saturday?

Could Kentucky wear black jerseys for the first time when it hosts Mississippi State Saturday?

No one will confirm it yet, but apparently there is a chance that will happen. It is a "blackout game" where UK is encouraging fans to wear black and that has fueled speculation that the team could wear black also.

"If we are, we don't know it yet," said UK offensive guard Christian Johnson Monday. "Nobody on the team has a clue other than what we are hearing from everybody else."

Johnson thinks changing from normal game attire in warmups to black jerseys could be an emotional boost for the Cats.

"If you look at a team wearing one thing when they are warming up and then they come back out wearing all black, it is kind of intimidating. It messes with their mentality," Johnson said.

"But coach (Rich) Brooks is old school. He's not talked to us about it. Nobody has really said anything official. But the talk is out there."

Safety Matt Lentz says other students have talked to him about Kentucky wearing black. "It would be cool if they are right, but I don't know," Lentz said.

What about Brooks? How does he feel?

"I haven't seen black in our school colors. I think we are blue and white. I am an old traditionalist. They tried to sell me on black shoes, too," Brooks said Monday.

Other sources at Kentucky today confirmed that the Wildcats are scheduled to wear blue jerseys, not black, on Saturday.

"It probably won't happen, but think how excited fans, and players, would be if that happens," Johnson said. "But with coach Brooks, to be honest, it would surprise me if it happened. That's just not him."


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