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  • Stoops, Brown Address QB Situation After Third Spring Practice

    April 2, 2014 5:07 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky football offensive coordinator Neal Brown said after team's third spring practice Wednesday that the No. 1 focus this offseason at every offensive position was "fundamental improvement." After lacing on the shoulder pads for the first time this spring Wednesday morning for a two-hour practice... more »
  • Coach Stoops Featured On 2014 Keeneland/Maker's Mark Bottle Benefiting Gill Heart Institute Play Video

    April 1, 2014 11:59 AM

    University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops was selected to be featured on the 2014 Keeneland Maker's Mark bottle with proceeds going to benefit the Gill Heart Institute at UK Healthcare. The cause is especially important to Coach Stoops because of his father's untimely death at age 54... more »
  • Stoops, Wildcats Get Outside For Second Spring Practice

    March 31, 2014 2:10 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Practicing outside for the first time this spring, second-year Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats took advantage of a picture-perfect weather day in Lexington on Monday morning with a good practice at the Nutter Training Center. "Pretty decent day," said Stoops, who joked... more »
  • Blue/White Spring Game Tickets Available to General Public

    March 19, 2014 3:34 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The annual Kentucky Football Blue/White Spring Game set for Saturday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium, will be a ticketed event again this year. Seating in the lower level will be reserved, and seating in the north upper level will be general admission. Tickets are... more »
  • Matt Elam: I Love Coach Stoops

    January 30, 2014 6:02 PM

    It's all about relationships. That's why Matt Elam picked Kentucky. A couple of days ago when the 380 pounder told Mark Stoops he was coming, you can guess his reaction. "He told me that he went crazy," said the smiling 380 pound defensive tackle. "He told me I... more »
  • Chuck Smith Is The New Football Coach At Madison Central High

    January 13, 2014 3:23 PM

    Chuck Smith is back on the sidelines where he belongs. "Yes, I am the new Madison Central Coach," says Chuck in a text message to LEX18. "I am excited, thanks." Chuck built Boyle Co. High into one of the great high school football programs in America. Not only... more »
  • Max Smith Has Surgery On His Throwing Shoulder

    January 8, 2014 2:15 PM

    UK Quarterback Max Smith has surgery on his throwing shoulder in December and will not be able to participate in spring football. "The surgery went well," says UK spokesman Tony Neely. "We anticipate he will be fine for fall camp." Smith has had trouble with his throwing shoulder... more »
  • Stoops Comments On Cory Johnson & A.J. Stamps

    December 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    Opening Statement ... "I hope everybody has been well. I have really missed you the past couple of weeks. It has been a good, productive couple of weeks since I have seen you. "Pleased to announce two new additions today starting with Cory Johnson, a defensive tackle. He... more »
  • Jon Toth Makes SEC All-Freshman Team

    December 12, 2013 6:07 PM

    UK freshman offensive lineman Jon Toth has been named to the Southeastern Conference's All-Freshman Team, which is voted on by the coaches. Toth is the 23rd Kentucky player since 2000 to be named to the SEC All-Freshman Team with Kentucky having at least one honoree every year since 2008. Toth... more »
  • Coach Stoops Postgame Quotes vs Tennessee

    November 30, 2013 11:43 PM

    An Interview With: COACH STOOPS COACH STOOPS: All right. Tough way to lock up the season. You know, frustrating loss, but give credit to Tennessee. They played better than us, made plays when they needed to, coached better than us. And so kind of just seems like that's the... more »
  • Commonwealth Stadium Designs Revealed

    November 25, 2013 7:26 PM

    Designs for the $110 million renovation of Commonwealth Stadium were revealed Monday afternoon at a news conference at the Nutter Field House. Media and several hundred fans were in attendance to see artist renderings of the remade facility, which will have a new look both inside and outside. The... more »
  • Vols Say Motivation Won't Be Problem At Kentucky

    November 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee doesn't expect to have trouble finding motivation for Saturday's season finale at Kentucky finale even though a bowl bid isn't at stake. The chance to build momentum by earning its first true road win in three years is all the incentive the Volunteers need.... more »
  • Kentucky 48 Alabama State 14

    November 2, 2013 8:41 PM

    Great opening series for UK. Jalen Whitlow, with his bad ankle goes 88 yards, the longest run ever at Commonwealth Stadium. It's a 2 play 94 yard drive that takes :42 seconds. UK leads 7-0. Isiah Crowell, who started his college career at Georgia, goes 32 yards and... more »
  • Stoops Needs Tougher Cats

    October 28, 2013 6:12 PM

    Mark Stoops knows about his two biggest battles - a lack of talent and changing the culture. Look at the last 50 years of Kentucky football. There have been brief moments of where the culture has been a winning culture. For almost all of the rest of the time,... more »
  • Mississippi State 28 UK 22

    October 24, 2013 11:15 PM

    Mississippi State 28, Kentucky 22 Kentucky is 1-6, 0-4 in the SEC. Mississippi State is 4-3 overall, 1-2 in the league. Kentucky leads the series, 21-20. MSU has won five in a row. Kentucky got 325 yards total offense, most this season against an SEC team. ... more »
  • Missipppi State 28 UK 22

    October 24, 2013 8:23 PM

    After UK couldn't get going on their opening drive, Mississippi State strikes. Dak Prescott who can run and throw, gets away from Za'Darius Smith, rolls right and throws a pass to a wide open Malcolm Johnson for 60 yards. Mississippi State goes up 7-0. UK strikes back. Max... more »
  • 2013 Is The Audition For UK Football

    October 24, 2013 4:57 PM

    When you look at Stoops' team, call this season the audition. Nothing set in stone. Better players coming, and some with more potential than those who are currently playing. Butwhile they are sitting out to get stronger, being secure wouldn't be wise. Learning how to play college... more »
  • Three-Star Wide Receiver Commits to UK

    October 20, 2013 3:27 PM

    The Kentucky football team received it's 25th commitment for the class of 2014 on Sunday. Dorian Baker, a three-star wide receiver from Cleveland, OH is the latest to make a verbal commit to UK. Rivals has Baker ranked as the no. 20 prospect in the Buckeye state. The... more »
  • Alabama 48 Kentucky 7

    October 12, 2013 7:55 PM

    UK was holding their own in the first quarter with Alabama. Tailback Kenyan Drake fumbled. Fred Tiller recovers for UK at the 13. UK then gets some terrible news. On that offensive drive, Jalen Whitlow is tackled and has to be helped off the field. He couldn't put any... more »
  • Kentucky Changes QBs; Smith To Start This Week

    September 2, 2013 1:07 PM

    LEXINGTON (AP) - Kentucky coach Mark Stoops knew getting the Wildcats on track would take a lot of work. Saturday's 35-26 loss to Western Kentucky reinforced that notion and raised more questions for the first-year coach. He addressed an important issue on Monday, naming sophomore Maxwell Smith to replace Jalen... more »
  • Kentucky, WKU Seek Good Starts With New Coaches

    August 30, 2013 12:04 PM

    Kentucky and Western Kentucky want to do more than just get off to good starts with a win Saturday night. The Wildcats and Hilltoppers also aim to jump-start their new coaches' tenures when the teams meet in Nashville, Tenn. Kentucky begins anew with coach Mark Stoops, who's trying... more »