See how much Kentucky is paying for football 'guarantee games'

Herald-Leader Staff ReportAugust 28, 2013 

Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews ran for 128 yards on 34 carries and three touchdowns last year in Western's 32-31 overtime victory over Kentucky.

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University of Kentucky football beat writer Jennifer Smith has an interesting pre-season look at the contracts UK Athletics has signed for its football "guarantee games" with Western Kentucky, Miami (Ohio) and Alabama State this season.

Those teams agree to play Kentucky in exchange for a substantial fee. These contracts are nothing new. All the major college football programs in America operate this way, and these games provide a significant source of revenue for the smaller programs.

Still, it's always interesting to see how much money changes hands.

Read about this year's guarantee game contracts here.

Read more about UK football every day at Jennifer Smith's UK football blog

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