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A Season Sweep of Florida Would Inch Wildcats Closer to SEC Crown


Photo by Keyli Chisesi (Go Big Blue Country)


With each win, the Kentucky Wildcats move one step closer to an SEC Championship, which would be the programs first since the 1988-1989 season. Since that championship season, the Florida Gators have won 22 league titles. The next most titles belong to Tennessee with five and Kentucky and LSU are tied for 3rd with four each.


The Wildcats and Gators have already battled once this season, a 3-1 victory for Kentucky on the road in Gainesville. The Gators were ranked No. 1 in the country at the time and UK was No. 8. Since that match, the Gators have fallen to No. 4 and Kentucky has risen to No. 6 in the AVCA polls.


The two teams are set to battle once again, this time inside Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday night. Kentucky sports a perfect 10-0 record in SEC play and the Gators pencil in at 10-1, the only loss being to UK on October 15th.


The Wildcats are in great position to win their first league title in 28 years. However, Wednesday nights match can determine whether the title is won outright or shared with the Gators.


Fans need to pack Memorial Coliseum tomorrow night. The Wildcats are in the midst of a 14-match win streak and the fans should be excited. This is the best volleyball team in the program’s history. Winning the SEC is the main goal but this team is poised to achieve more.

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Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in elementary education. He currently resides in Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a credentialed media member at the University of Kentucky. Smith founded and published Go Big Blue Country in November 2016. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gbbcountry or reach him via email at

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