With renovations still going on at Commonwealth Stadium, Fan Day will be more spread out than usual, but it will happen on Aug. 8 starting at 9 a.m.
Kentucky coaches and players will be signing autographs at the Nutter Field House near the stadium from 9 to 10:15 a.m. before moving over to the fields off of Cooper Drive for an open practice.
Parking and admission for both portions of the event are free, UK said in a release on Tuesday.
Parking will be available in the Red, Green and Blue lots adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium and Nutter Field House.
Fans may either walk to the open practice or park near the Tim Couch Practice Fields, in the C8 lot behind the right-field fence of Cliff Hagan Stadium, or the three designated employee lots on Sports Center Drive, north of Cooper.
The open practice will run from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Fan Day.
A UK official confirmed that players will report on Aug. 6, then Media Day will be held on Aug. 7 before the Fan Day festivities on Saturday.
UK fans 'busted' Bob Stoops
The coaches' "Car Wash" stops at ESPN are generally sanitized, scrubbed quotes, but Kentucky's Mark Stoops did mention one funny story during his interview with SportsCenter on Tuesday.
The Stoops brothers have a beach house in Destin, Fla., where they spend a week or two in the offseason. Some nearby Cats fans offered some comic relief on Mark Stoops' birthday July 9 at the expense of his brother Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops.
"Bob and I are sitting there at the beach, got the toes in the water, hanging out, maybe had a cold beer in our hand," Mark Stoops said. "Kentucky fan walks up to me and says, 'Hey, Coach, happy birthday!' Bob looks at me kind of startled and says, 'It's your birthday?' So he was busted by a Kentucky fan on my birthday."
Bob Stoops will have a chance to defend himself when he has his Car Wash opportunity Wednesday.
The younger Stoops brother also was asked Tuesday about the sibling rivalry when there are so many coaches in the same family. There's not as much as some might expect, Mark said.
"When we get on vacation and get together, we really just want to decompress," UK's Stoops said. "When we really want to talk shop and talk football, we go to each other's location and sit and lock ourselves in a room and talk football for a while. Outside of that, when we're with family and we're on vacation, we just want to relax and enjoy."
Towles will start with first team
During Stoops' brief stop on ESPN's SportsCenter on Tuesday, he discussed the quarterback competition between last season's starter, Patrick Towles, and redshirt freshman Drew Barker.
There wasn't a lot of new material, but Stoops did say Towles has a "leg up" and has earned the right to go out with the first team when fall camp starts.
"Patrick Towles played extremely well for us a year ago," Stoops said. "We felt very good about him and the improvement he's making. But he has a very talented guy behind him that redshirted a year ago that's pushing him in Drew Barker. It will be a healthy competition.
Towles is "going to have the leg up going into camp, but everything's earned at Kentucky. We need to do that. There's healthy competition at every position. Everybody likes to talk about the quarterback position, but all of our spots need to be earned. He'll take the first snaps with the ones and have a great opportunity like he did last year to win the job. But competition's important to us."