Four Cats play in Senior Bowl

Four UK football players concluded their collegiate careers on Saturday in the 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl.

Seniors Andre Woodson, Rafael Little, Wesley Woodyard and Jacob Tamme played in the annual all-star game that highlights some of the nation’s top seniors.

All four seniors played on the South team, which defeated the North 17-16 on a thrilling last-second play. Florida’s Andre Caldwell scored a 2-yard touchdown as time expired, and Georgia kicker Brandon Coutu kicked the extra point to give the South the victory.

Although the Cats’ players did not take part in the final play of the game, they all saw action on Saturday. Woodson led the South to its first 10 points and finished the day 3-of-6 with a touchdown. Tamme had two catches for 12 yards, Woodyard recorded a team-best six tackles and Little ran the ball three times for 14 yards.

Senior wide out Keenan Burton had planned to play in the game but decided not to participate after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery following the Cats’ Music Bowl victory.

Swim and dive wins on Senior Day

The UK swimming and diving teams won its final home meet of the season, defeating Cincinnati on Saturday at the Lancaster Aquatic Center. The women’s team downed the Bearcats 154-116, while the UK men prevailed with a 142-116 decision.

With the victory, the women’s team remains perfect under head coach Gary Conelly over its border-state rival, and the men’s team posted its ninth consecutive victory over UC.

In their final home meet of their careers, the seniors led the Cats for much of the afternoon, posting 12 wins.

The Cats now have a little more than three weeks to prepare for the Southeastern Conference Championships. The conference championship starts on Feb. 20 and will be held in Tuscaloosa, Ala.