Kentucky Band Pays Tribute To Jared Lorenzen At Halftime

first_imgKentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen scrambles with the ball.LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Jared Lorenzen #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the SEC football game against the Tennessee Volunteers on November 17, 2001 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Tennessee won 38-35. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)The Kentucky football community suffered a real tragedy this summer. Former UK and New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen, one of the most beloved former Wildcats out there, passed away at just 38 years old.As you’d imagine, plenty of tributes have been planned for Lorenzen. Kentucky is currently opening its season against Toledo in Lexington.The Wildcats are up 24-17 early in the fourth against the MAC power. The game has been pretty tough-fought so far.At halftime, the Kentucky marching band paid touching tribute to the late Lorenzen.During the show, the band formed Lorenzen’s No. 22 at midfield.Kentucky’s band formed a 22 to honor Jared Lorenzen. pic.twitter.com/WxXPoceltS— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 31, 2019Second-year starting quarterback Terry Wilson has taken it upon himself to pay respects to Lorenzen on the field. Earlier this off-season, he floated the idea of wearing Lorenzen’s No. 22 for the opener.He is in his normal No. 3 today, but is wearing custom-painted “Hefty Lefty” cleats.He also had a very touching moment with Lorenzen’s mom on the field during warm-ups.Terry Wilson embracing Jared Lorenzen’s mom before the game. pic.twitter.com/Kt5CIStSik— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) August 31, 2019Courier-Journal writer Jon Hale reports that Wilson wearing No. 22 is still on the table and being worked out. It sounds like the Oct. 12 date against Arkansas, when the program will be having its official tribute to Lorenzen, is the most likely game.There will be no shortage of tributes to Jared Lorenzen this season in Lexington, and it is well deserved. He is probably the face of that program for many, even 15 years after his final game for the Wildcats.last_img read more

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Sudan UN refugee agency opens fourth safe camp inside neighbouring Chad

Some 367 refugees were transferred to a camp at Iridimi at the weekend, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Kris Janowski told reporters today in Geneva.Iridimi’s first arrivals mean almost 13,000 refugees have now been transferred to four camps – the others are living at camps in Touloum, Farchana and Kounoungo.The camps were set up by UNHCR and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) well away from the Chad-Sudan border, where an estimated 110,000 refugees have been staying since fleeing Sudan. Sudanese militias had been attacking the border shelters, prompting the UN to find safer sites.Mr. Janowski said a fifth camp, at Goz Amer, should start accepting refugees from the border zone soon. It will be the first camp within its region of eastern Chad, which is next to Darfur.UNHCR, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the NGO known as CARE and Chad’s national refugee agency distributed aid to 6,000 Sudanese refugees in the border town of Bahai over the weekend, he said.Many of the refugees there had already used up their savings and food supplies and had been relying on food donations from local Chadians and on doing small jobs in return for money to buy food, according to UNHCR.Fighting between the Sudanese Government, local militia and rebel groups, including the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), since March last year has driven thousands of people from Darfur and internally displaced another 700,000 people in Sudan, which has a total of 3 million to 4 million displaced throughout the country largely as a result of its 20-year civil war. read more

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