Stoops’ night practice successful

UK head football coach Mark Stoops during the second half of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Lexington, Ky. Mississippi State defeated Kentucky 45-31. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff

Saturday night practice could be vital to football turnaround By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com Unhappy with two straight days of disappointing play, UK head coach Mark Stoops told the media after Saturday’s scrimmage that the team would not have the night off like he had originally planned. “I’m going to get them here again,” Stoops said. […]

Stoops disappointed with Saturday practice

Quarterback Patrick Towles (14) gets ready to throw the ball during the scrimmage on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

After UK head coach Mark Stoops described Friday’s practice as the “worst day of fall camp,” the hope was the team would respond with a strong scrimmage on Saturday. It didn’t happen.

UK football versus the field

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By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com In response to a slow UK football news day, let’s take a look at how the Cats fairs against their opponents this season, starting with: UL-Lafayette: This matchup on Sept. 5 will be the first meeting between the two teams. South Carolina: UK hits the road to face a USC team […]

Keep an eye out for these UK players

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By Joshua Huff Jhuff@kykernel.com Five players to keep an eye on this season: WR Dorian Baker: Caught 19 passes is 2014 for 199 yards and one touchdown. The sophomore entered UK as the 16th best prospect in Ohio. Known for his size and physicality. “I think that if you look genetically, there’s not a lot […]

Quarterback Barker adjusting to role as backup

Quarterback Drew Barker (7) launches a pass down the field during the Blue/White Spring Game in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Blue defeated White 38-14.  Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com On Monday afternoon, UK head coach Mark Stoops announced that Patrick Towles would once again be the Cats’ starting quarterback after beating out freshman redshirt Drew Barker. The news wasn’t shocking considering Towles, a junior from Fort Thomas, Ky., started in all 12 games last season and threw for 2,718 yards […]

Observations from Tuesday’s practice

Kentucky Wildcats running back Ryan Timmons (1) makes a big run during the first half of the UK Football game against Florida at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, September, 28, 2013. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

  By Josh Ellis sports@kykernel.com The UK football team opened practice up to the media Tuesday afternoon, progressing through day 12 of fall camp. Here are some notes from the day’s action. -Boom Williams was dressed, but limited: After suffering a sprained knee in practice last week, the projected starting running back returned to the gridiron […]

Excitement grows as season approaches

Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles tries to avoid the Tennessee defense during a run during the first half of the University of Kentucky vs. University of Tennessee men's football game at Neyland Stadium in Lexington, Tn., on Friday, November 14, 2014 Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com With a schedule consisting of 10 opponents that advanced to the postseason in 2014, it would be a wise assumption for UK to enter this season with some trepidation. Shannon Dawson, UK’s offensive coordinator, however, flipped that notion on its head during his opening statement Friday at UK’s Media Day. “I’m […]

Ex-UK players hope NBA Summer League success carries over.

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The NBA Summer League has come to an end. UK fell short of a National Championship in April but seemed to make up for it in their performances in July.

Defensive backfield looks for improvement in year three

By Caitlin Schwartz sports@kykernel.com UK football head coach Mark Stoops wants to see improvement on the defensive side of the ball this season. Statistics show he has taken his past teams to the next level by the close of his second season. However, UK does not fall into this category. The Cats lost two of […]