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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Anderson, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Anderson, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Anderson native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Anderson, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Anderson's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Anderson.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Anderson?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Anderson, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Anderson, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Anderson, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Anderson, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Anderson, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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South Carolina high school football: Anderson, Pickens area scores from Week 4

Week 4 of South Carolina high school football had some big games, close calls and runaway wins.Here's everything that happened from Anderson and Pickens area teams:Daniel handles business against PickensDaniel (4-0) won 42-14 over Pickens (2-2) for the program’s 28th straight win.Daniel took control early and went up 28-0 in the first half. The Lions let off the gas a bit and Pickens scored right before the halftime break again in the third quarter to close the gap to 28-14.The Lions ...

Week 4 of South Carolina high school football had some big games, close calls and runaway wins.

Here's everything that happened from Anderson and Pickens area teams:

Daniel handles business against Pickens

Daniel (4-0) won 42-14 over Pickens (2-2) for the program’s 28th straight win.

Daniel took control early and went up 28-0 in the first half. The Lions let off the gas a bit and Pickens scored right before the halftime break again in the third quarter to close the gap to 28-14.

The Lions shifted back into gear and pulled away from Pickens in the fourth quarter by scoring 14 points unanswered.

Next week, Daniel plays Riverside and Pickens plays Liberty.

Easley erupts against Woodmont

Easley (3-1) was tied 14-14 at halftime with Woodmont (3-2).

Easley then erupted in the third quarter with 22 points and went on to win 36-17. Quarterback Kalab Sutton ended the night with five touchdowns.

Next week Easley faces Southside (2-2) on the road.

BHP remains undefeated

Belton-Honea Path (4-0) won 35-6 against Emerald (2-2).

BHP’s defense allowed just 130 yards of offense and a touchdown. The Bears nearly tripled Emerald’s offensive output with 353 yards as a team.

Next week BHP plays Walhalla (3-1).

T.L. Hanna get win over Greenwood

T.L. Hanna (4-1) won 31-14 on the road against Greenwood (1-4).

It was the fourth game Hanna scored at least 31 points and the Yellow Jackets are now 3-0 on the road.

Next week T.L. Hanna plays Laurens (1-4)

Pendleton makes light work of Fountain Inn

Pendleton (3-1) won 43-7 over Fountain Inn (0-5) to rebound from last week’s loss to Powdersville.

Pendleton scored a season-high in the win and it was the third game the Bulldogs kept an opponent under 10 points.

Next week Pendleton plays Palmetto.

Westside wins three in a row

Westside (3-1) didn’t struggle against Mauldin (1-3) and won 34-7 for its third consecutive win.

Westside led 21-7 by halftime and controlled the second half by shutting out Mauldin. Running back Hunter Puckett rushed for two touchdowns and Jameson Wilson had a pick-six in the victory.

Next week Westside has a game against Greer (1-3).

Palmetto falls to Walhalla

Palmetto (1-3) lost 32-22 to Walhalla (3-1) as the Mustangs couldn’t find an answer in the fourth quarter.

The Mustangs stayed tight with Walhalla and trailed 24-22 to start the fourth. A scoop and score by Walhalla almost midway through the fourth was too deflating to come back from.

It’s Palmetto’s third loss in a row after kicking the year off with a win over Woodmont. Next week the Mustangs play Pendleton (3-1).

Crescent struggles with Abbeville

Crescent (2-2) couldn’t contain the run game and lost 51-7 to Abbeville (3-2).

The Tigers scored in the first quarter before Abbeville ran away with the game. Abbeville rushed for 381 yards with six touchdowns and attempted just four passes.

Next week Crescent plays Emerald (2-2).

Byrnes keeps Wren winless

Wren (0-4) lost 42-7 to Byrnes (5-0) at home. The Hurricanes were left in single digits for the first time this season and have been outscored 167-77 through this season.

Wren plays another tough opponent next week in Hillcrest (5-0).

Joshua Miller covers high school sports for The Anderson Independent-Mail. Have questions, story ideas, scores and stats involving high school athletics? Send them to his email at jdmiller@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter: @NameIsJoshua

Rooftop restaurant to bring new views of downtown Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The City of Anderson announced that a new rooftop restaurant is coming to the downtown area.Officials said UP on the Roof will open its third location in Anderson on top of the new public parking garage at South McDuffie and East Market Streets. The award-winning restaurant already has locations in Greenville, SC and Alpharetta, GA, but will now bring its regionally inspired menu to Anderson.According to officials, this restaurant goes with Anderson City Council’s vision for downtown’...

ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The City of Anderson announced that a new rooftop restaurant is coming to the downtown area.

Officials said UP on the Roof will open its third location in Anderson on top of the new public parking garage at South McDuffie and East Market Streets. The award-winning restaurant already has locations in Greenville, SC and Alpharetta, GA, but will now bring its regionally inspired menu to Anderson.

According to officials, this restaurant goes with Anderson City Council’s vision for downtown’s newest parking garage. They added that the property has more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space sitting on top of the 7-level garage.

“We built the garage facility with it in mind to attract a roof-top venue to add to our scope of amenities downtown,” Mayor Terence Roberts said. “Over and over again, we heard that this type of place is something the community wanted and would embrace. We believe that UP on the Roof is a perfect fit and an exciting addition to our growing food scene.”

Officials explained that this new restaurant will be overseen by UP on the Roof COO Kirk Watkins, a recipient of the South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association Manager of the Year award.

“Whether you’re looking for the perfect brunch retreat with friends, want a romantic date night dinner spot, or are just ready to sit back and relax with a craft cocktail in hand, the sky’s truly the limit at UP on the Roof said UP on the Roof CEO Wilson Oswald. “There’s something almost magical about looking out over downtown Anderson from the rooftop.”

The new business is expected to create up to 40 job opportunities for local service industry professionals.

“It is exciting to see this vision become a reality,” said City Manager David McCuen. “Our Council listened to the public and delivered a fantastic new place to gather, to eat and enjoy the view. UP on the Roof is destined to become a tradition alongside our other great restaurant venues.”

To learn more about the restaurant’s vision and the other two locations. You can visit UP on the Roof.

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SC high school football: Here's what happened with Anderson and Pickens teams in Week 5

Here's everything that happened with Anderson and Pickens area high school football teams in Week 5.Daniel defeats Riverside for 29th straight winAfter getting tested in the first quarter, Daniel pulled away and shut out Riverside for three quarters to win 56-14....

Here's everything that happened with Anderson and Pickens area high school football teams in Week 5.

Daniel defeats Riverside for 29th straight win

After getting tested in the first quarter, Daniel pulled away and shut out Riverside for three quarters to win 56-14.

A dynamic performance from Misun Kelley helped the Lions extend the program's record to 29 consecutive wins.

Daniel will play Walhalla (3-2) on the road next week.

Westside keeps rolling with win over Greer

Westside (4-1) won its fourth straight game in the 38-13 victory over Greer (1-5).

The Rams converted 38 first downs to Greer's 13 and had two interceptions to help seal the win.

Westside plays Greenville (2-3) at home next week.

T.L. Hanna handles Laurens

T.L. Hanna (5-1) defeated Laurens 38-7 and have scored at least 31 points in all of its wins.

After leading 10-7, Hanna's run game couldn't be checked as they went on to shutout Laurens the rest of the way.

Next week, T.L. Hanna is on the road at Mauldin.

Easley shuts out Southside

Easley (4-1) demolished Southside (2-3) and won 42-0 behind big performances from quarterback Kalab Sutton and linebacker Noah Pierce.

Easley is now on a four-game win streak heading into the region slate.

Next week, Easley is on the road at Pickens.

Belton-Honea Path keeps on winning

Belton-Honea Path (5-0) remained undefeated with a 44-8 win over Walhalla (3-2).

BHP finished with 460 yards of offense with six touchdowns and quarterback AJ Pendleton only had one incompletion out of 18 passes.

BHP (5-0) plays Powdersville (4-1) next week.

Pendleton edges past Palmetto in overtime

Palmetto (1-4) and Pendleton (4-1) went into overtime and Pendleton arose victorious 27-21 after capitalizing on an interception near the goal line.

Palmetto quarterback Luke Dobbins was sidelined due to injury, and turnovers hindered the Mustangs. Pendleton won the game on third and goal with a rushing touchdown by quarterback Luke Gray.

Next week, Palmetto plays Southside (2-3) and Pendleton plays West Oak (3-2).

Pickens blows by Liberty

Pickens (3-2) defeated Liberty (2-3) 42-7 to snap a two-game losing streak and Liberty has now lost three of the past four games against Pickens.

Next week, Pickens plays Easley (4-1) and Liberty plays Abbeville (3-2).

Crescent falls short to Emerald

Crescent (2-3) lost 17-10 to Emerald (3-2).

Crescent fell behind 17-0 by halftime and couldn't muster up enough offense to rally. Emerald also had possession for 10 minutes longer than the Tigers.

Crescent plays Seneca (4-1) next week.

Wren losses fifth straight game

Wren (0-5) was outmatched by Hillcrest (5-0) and lost 49-0.

Wren's defense couldn't find a way to stop Hillcrest from moving the chains, and three interceptions didn't help the Hurricanes' chances of keeping the game competitive.

Next week, Wren (0-5) plays Fountain Inn (0-5).

Bond denied for boyfriend accused in disappearance of mom

WAGENER, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Bond was denied for a man accused of kidnapping his Aiken County girlfriend who’s been missing since Aug. 20, raising concerns on the part of her family.Krystal C. Anderson was last seen outside her home on Aug. 20 and was reported missing by her family on Aug. 23.Her boyfriend, Tony Berry, was arrested Wednesday night at the Executive Inn, 1107 Harbor Drive in West Columbia. A tipster spotted Berry and called authorities soon after an arrest warrant was issued for him, Aiken County Sheriff&rsq...

WAGENER, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Bond was denied for a man accused of kidnapping his Aiken County girlfriend who’s been missing since Aug. 20, raising concerns on the part of her family.

Krystal C. Anderson was last seen outside her home on Aug. 20 and was reported missing by her family on Aug. 23.

Her boyfriend, Tony Berry, was arrested Wednesday night at the Executive Inn, 1107 Harbor Drive in West Columbia. A tipster spotted Berry and called authorities soon after an arrest warrant was issued for him, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Eric Abdullah told NBC News.

After initially being held in Lexington County jail, Berry was transferred to Aiken County, where he was booked into jail on a kidnapping charge.

Bond was denied, said Abdullah, who also released the arrest warrant for Berry.

The arrest warrant alleges: “Upon information and belief that on or about August 21, 2022 the defendant, Tony Lee Berry, did unlawfully seize, confine, inveigle, and kidnap the victim, Krystal Anderson. This incident occurring in Aiken County, SC and being in violation of South Carolina Code of Laws as amended.”

“We love you, and we are not going to stop looking for you. We are not going to ever stop looking for you until we bring you home,” said Shadria Smothers, Anderson’s sister.

She told NBC, “Krystal’s cell phone has been found, and they gathered her cell phone about two weeks ago.”

They are frustrated it took 26 days from her disappearance for law enforcement to file an arrest warrant for Berry.

EARLIER COVERAGE:

Since the start of the investigation by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, deputies believed the mother of four had been in the company of Berry, 49, at her home on Seivern Road in Wagener.

The results of the investigation led investigators to obtain the arrest warrant for Berry.

“When this all started, he was listed as a missing person, as well,” Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Eric Abdullah said.

That was earlier in the investigation, and Berry came in on Sept. 6 to let deputies know he wasn’t actually missing.

He also wasn’t considered a suspect at that time.

However, Abdullah said, “From that time, things, you know, took a different turn. The nature of our investigation just continued to progress. When we met with him, we weren’t where we are today.”

The family tells us they are relieved Berry is behind bars, and this is a step in the right direction, but the fight to bring Anderson home is far from over.

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Big Blue Preview: Kentucky vs. South Carolina

Info to KnowPreviewNo. 13/13 Kentucky will play host to South Carolina at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 8 for its first home Southeastern Conference game of 2022. The Wildcats, who are 1-1 in the league this season, will look to improve its streak of two straight wins against the Gamecocks, while they also hope to conquer their fifth straight triumph over the team in games played in the Bluegrass. The appointment will mark a two-game homestand for Kentucky before it enjoys a bye ...

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No. 13/13 Kentucky will play host to South Carolina at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 8 for its first home Southeastern Conference game of 2022. The Wildcats, who are 1-1 in the league this season, will look to improve its streak of two straight wins against the Gamecocks, while they also hope to conquer their fifth straight triumph over the team in games played in the Bluegrass. The appointment will mark a two-game homestand for Kentucky before it enjoys a bye week on Oct. 22.

The Wildcat defense, which is 21st in the nation and fourth in the league in total defense (297.4 yards per game), will need to continue to play a large role if Kentucky is going to outlast South Carolina for the third straight time. The group hasn’t allowed a touchdown in its last three straight quarters this season. Meanwhile, running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. will look to improve to fifth on the program’s all-time career rushing list if he can get 81 yards, while starting signal-caller Will Levis needs just two more passing touchdowns to move into the program’s top five on that respective list.

Cat Scratches: Rodriguez Happy to Be Back in Fold for UK Offense

After missing the first four games of the season, Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. returned in Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. And, as he has done for his entire UK career, Rodriguez had a big impact on the Wildcats’ offense.

Rodriguez had 19 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown and also caught three passes for 40 yards. Offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello had an idea of what Rodriguez would bring to the game, but he still found himself impressed with the senior’s effort against the Rebels.

“It was exciting. I knew what he was, but to see it live, he’s just one of physical guys who has great feel,” Scangarello said. “Overall, I just like his demeanor and everything about him. He’s just such a good football player. He’s going to have a long career.”

Having coached in this offense now for a while, Scangarello knows what successful running backs in this scheme have in common…Read More

Kentucky-South Carolina Series

• Kentucky trails the all-time series against South Carolina, 18-14-1, while it also trails in games played in Lexington, 9-8. • However, the Wildcats have had success as of late, winning seven of the last eight meetings with the Gamecocks. UK won last season in Columbia, 16-10. • Four of those seven wins were decided by seven points or less. • During that eight-game stretch, Kentucky has combined for 199 points compared to South Carolina’s 145 points. • Kentucky has a two-game winning streak against South Carolina overall but owns a four-game winning streak in Lexington. UK’s last win was a 41-18 rout in 2020.

Kentucky-South Carolina Connections

• Kentucky has four players from the state of South Carolina in DB Jalen Geiger (Columbia), DB Andru Phillips (Mauldin), K Chance Poore (Anderson) and DB Jordan Robinson (Columbia). • South Carolina has no players on its roster from Kentucky. • The Gamecocks’ defensive coordinator Clayton White spent four seasons as the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach at Western Kentucky University from 2017-20. • The Gamecocks’ defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey spent three seasons at Western Kentucky, from 2017-19, where he worked with White. Lindsey was the Hilltoppers’ defensive line coach in 2017, before coaching the defensive ends and serving as the recruiting coordinator in 2018 and 2019.

A UK Win Would…

• Be Kentucky’s third straight win against South Carolina for the first time since 2016-18. • Be the Wildcats’ fifth straight win against the Gamecocks in Lexington. • Before the Mark Stoops era, the Cats had never won more than two straight games against the Gamecocks in Lexington. • Help Kentucky to a 5-1 record on the season. • A UK win would help the Wildcats get off to as good of a start through six games for the fifth time under Stoops (2014 — 5-1; 2017 — 5-1; 2018 — 5-1; 2021 — 6-0). • Extend Stoops’ all-time record of wins at Kentucky to 64.

By the Numbers

0 Points allowed by the UK defense in the second half against SEC teams this season

3 Touchdown passes needed for Will Levis to move into fifth on UK’s career TD pass list

29 Interceptions by the UK defense since 2020, third-best in the SEC over that span

47.7 Nation-leading yards per kickoff return by UK freshman Barion Brown

81 Yards rushing needed for Chris Rodriguez Jr. to pass Mark Higgs for fifth on the UK career rushing yards list

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