A report from FBSchedules.com has Kentucky entering a three-year deal with Eastern Michigan for games scheduled in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
The site, which acquired the contracts through an open-records request at EMU, said the deal is mapped out in two contracts, with the first meeting being a $1.2 million guarantee game to be played at Commonwealth Stadium on Sept. 30, 2017.
The second contract outlines a home-and-home with the Eagles in Ypsilanti at Rynearson Stadium on Sept. 7, 2019 and EMU's return trip is slated for Sept. 5, 2020.
The Cats have three nonconference games scheduled for the 2017 season now, opening it at Southern Miss and then ending it at Louisville.
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The Mid-American Conference Eagles went 2-10 each of their last three seasons. They had a 65-0 loss at Florida and a 73-14 loss at Michigan State last season.
The first round of two-a-day practices started Wednesday at Kentucky. Here are some quick takes:
■ It's become almost a daily occurrence for a coach to mention wide receiver Garrett Johnson by name. On Wednesday, head coach Mark Stoops was asked about the sophomore demanding his teammates to do pushups each time there's a dropped pass. "We did the same thing back when I was a DB coach at Miami," Stoops said of the pushups for errors. "You might notice they started dropping and doing pushups on the field during games. We had to stop that." Stoops went on to say that Johnson made some big plays in practice. "Made a couple of really nice plays over the middle, made some difficult catches. He stood out again today."
■ False starts still appear to be a problem for the offensive line. "We've still got a little ways to go there," Stoops said. "So we've had officials out there (calling) some pre-snap penalties and things as we get into all the different blitzes and pressures and all the things that are going on."