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By Joy Priest As the elaborate Gallopalooza sculptures popped up around Lexington signaling the start of the World Equestrian Games, you probably chose a favorite, but a new one has arrived and this one takes the cake literally. Jumpstarting the World Equestrian Games opening weekend is the newest addition to the Lexington Gallopalooza horse family […]

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UK vs. Florida Post-Game Interviews

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UK head coach Joker Phillips discusses the 48-14 loss to the University of Florida on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. UK defensive coordinator Steve Brown discusses the 48-14 loss to the University of Florida on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. UK wide receiver Chris Matthews discusses the 48-14 loss to the University of Florida on Saturday, Sept. […]

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Burton, Gators put away Cats 48-14

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Burton, Gators put away Cats 48-14

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The UK defense didn’t know who Trey Burton was before Saturday’s loss to Florida. Everyone is likely to know him now. Burton, a freshman listed at quarterback on the depth chart, set a Florida record by scoring six touchdowns against the Cats, the most ever for a freshman. He led the Gators […]

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Relax, everything is fine. Take a long, deep breath. Now slowly release, and then repeat. Don’t be upset. Poppa Howard is here (I know, the father you never wanted). As 90,000+ Gator fans swayed back and forth, locked arm-in-arm, belting their beloved fight song at the end of the third quarter Saturday, […]

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Live blog: UK vs. Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kernel writers Ben Jones and Chandler Howard are in the press box at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the UK-Florida game. Fellow writer Nick Craddock will join in from Lexington. The Cats (3-0) are looking to open the Southeastern Conference season with a win and break a 23-game losing streak to the […]

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Bledsoe’s grade will not be changed

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Eric Bledsoe’s grade that enabled him to be eligible for UK will not be changed, according to the Birmingham school system superintendent. Bledsoe’s grade in an algebra class was changed from a ‘C’ to an ‘A’. However, the superintendent said Bledsoe had earned the grade through make-up and extra work. An independent investigation had been […]

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The Edge: UK vs. Florida

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Mike Hartline vs. John Brantley Not many pundits before the season would’ve said that Hartline would have more passing yards, more completions, a better completion percentage and better passing efficiency than Brantley, Tim Tebow’s former heir apparent. But the reality three games into the season is that Hartline has been more impressive. Brantley, like Hartline, […]

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Flying high: Freshman hopes to jumpstart trampoline at UK

By Kurt Boehringer and Aaron Smith sports@kykernel.com At the age of 5, James Hawkins did something most 5-year-olds wouldn’t do. He saw a gap between his couch and the coffee table, and wanted to jump it. So he did. But he didn’t make it — he cracked his head on the table. Instead of stopping, […]

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Wyndham wants to put Tebow hit in the past

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Wyndham wants to put Tebow hit in the past

Taylor Wyndham likes the song “What I Want” by Hall and Oates. With six No. 1 singles, Hall and Oates weren’t a one-hit wonder, so Wyndham is trying to become a little more like Hall and Oates. UK fans probably best remember Wyndham for one of the few memorable moments during Florida’s 41-7 shellacking of […]

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Cats’ defense key to SEC fortunes

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Cats’ defense key to SEC fortunes

The UK women’s soccer team completed its nonconference schedule having accumulated more wins than they had all of last season, but now comes a new test — Southeastern Conference play. If the Cats (6-2-0) want to match their nonconference success in SEC play they must get better, UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said. “We need […]

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