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  • UK's Couch, Still On Hall Of Fame Ballot

    October 23, 2014 4:14 PM

    A number of college football greats who played or coached in Kentucky are on the 2015 College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot. One of them is Tim Couch, a Kentucky-Quarterback who in1998 was a consensus First Team All-American, finished fourth in Heisman voting in 1998 and ninth in 1997.... more »
  • UK Needs More From The Passing Game

    October 22, 2014 4:22 PM

    The word of the day for the wide outs is "focus." That was the big problem at LSU. No, we are not suggesting that Kentucky would have won if they did a great job of focusing against LSU, but it was a problem. Fans like to know why an... more »
  • Football Cats Comment on Win Over ULM

    October 11, 2014 9:03 PM

    Kentucky Football Postgame Quotes Kentucky 48, ULM 14 Oct. 11, 2014 - Commonwealth Stadium Lexington, Ky. UK Player Quotes #14 Patrick Towles, QB On the catch by Javess Blue... "The best catch I have ever seen. When I threw it I said to myself ‘Aw, I missed him.'... more »
  • Lloyd Tubman Suspended Indefinitley for Rape Charge

    October 7, 2014 4:12 PM

    A day after four UK football players were re-instated and eligible to play, the Cats have suspended Lloyd Tubman indefinitely. Tubman has been arrested and charged with first degree rape and is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center. UK released the following statement regarding Tubman's arrest:... more »
  • Kentucky Postgame Notes

    October 5, 2014 8:25 AM

    KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES South Carolina at Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium -- Lexington, Ky. Oct. 4, 2014 FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 45, South Carolina 38 Team Records and Series Notes • With the win, Kentucky is 4-1, 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 3-3, 2-3 in the SEC. • South Carolina leads... more »
  • UK Senior Believes More Players Care About Winning

    October 3, 2014 9:21 PM

    No matter how good the coach is, unless you have leadership inside your locker room, you can't turn a losing program around. In the process of turning a losing culture around, which is what Mark Stoops had to do when he moved to Lexington, a coach has to find and... more »
  • Even Cole Mosier Is Surprised That He's Playing For Kentucky

    September 12, 2014 5:53 PM

    It's the kind of story we've seen many times through the years, and it never gets old. A player is told he's not good enough. The player then finds another level of determination and says "I'll show you." In this case the player is 6-foot-6 inch 348 pound offensive... more »
  • Towles Believes In Himself And His Future

    September 9, 2014 3:56 PM

    I don't know how good Patrick Towles is going to be, but two things stick out. One, he's just scratching the surface of how good he can become. And two, he might be the best quarterback at Kentucky since Tim Couch. "My ceiling has definitely risen, and it's going... more »
  • Mikel Horton Is One Special Freshman

    September 5, 2014 6:48 PM

    It isn't every day when you find an athlete worried about grammar when they are being interviewed, because if they misspoke, their parents will get on their case. "They would probably correct me if I would say "is" or "are." They would probably say that," says UK tailback Mikel... more »
  • Trash Talking Fires Up Matt Elam

    September 4, 2014 1:40 PM

    Matt Elam is like a lot of football players. He pays attention to social media. He hears things. He sees things. When he doesn't like what's out there, it fires him up. "I'm definitely one of those type of guys," says the UK freshman defensive tackle who is down... more »
  • UK Tailback Listed As "Doubtful" By Mark Stoops

    September 3, 2014 1:34 PM

    It's a good thing that running back is considered the deepest position for UK this season. Braylon Heard's ankle isn't getting better. "He has an ankle sprain and is day to day," said Stoops on the SEC teleconference. "He did not practice (Tuesday) and looks very tentative now.... more »
  • UK Game Notes From 59-14 Win

    August 30, 2014 6:42 PM

    KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES UT Martin at Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium -- Lexington, Ky. Aug. 30, 2014 FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 59, UT Martin 14 Team Records and Series Notes With the win, Kentucky is 1-0 and with the loss, UT Martin drops to 0-1. UK won... more »
  • Stoops Comments Before Opening Game With UT Martin

    August 25, 2014 2:23 PM

    COACH STOOPS: It's exciting. Finally game week. Players are excited. Coaches are excited. You know, ready to get this season going. As I said before throughout this summer, we've improved. Be interesting to go out there and see how much. I'm just as anxious as you... more »
  • Lexington's Darrian Miller Suspended For UT Martin

    August 25, 2014 2:09 PM

    You don't often get an offensive lineman with 24 consecutive starts. That streak for Lexington's Darrian Miller is over because the senior left tackle will miss the opener againt UT Martin because of a violation of team rules. It's a one game suspension. Miller being out forces UK to... more »
  • Alan Cutler Accepts Shane Boyd And Jared Lorenzen's Challenge

    August 19, 2014 2:17 PM

    Former UK Quarterbacks Jared Lorenzen and Shane Boyd had a great deal of fun challenging, and dumping water on Alan Cutler as part of the ALS Challenge. LEX18 Sports Anchor Keith Farmer, LEX18 Weekend Anchor Kyle Scott, and former LEX18 Sports Anchor Mary Jo Perino have been challenged not... more »
  • Former UK Quarterbacks Take ALS Challenge

    August 18, 2014 2:15 PM

    Former UK Quarterbacks from 1996 through 2004 took the ALC challenge. Tim Couch, Jared Lorenzen, and Shane Boyd all said that the ice was worse than getting hit by a big defensive tackle. Former UK wide out Harold Dennis also took the challenge. They challenged a number of... more »
  • Reese Phillips Doesn't Like The University Of Tennessee

    August 14, 2014 6:57 PM

    Reese Phillips says his arm is much stronger and he is a much better quarterback just from spring football. When it comes to delivering the ball, everyone says he is the most accurate. With pride, Reese is quick to tell you the ball gets there much quicker when he... more »
  • Talented Tailback Is Growing Up

    August 5, 2014 5:25 PM

    It's normal to hear that a player got bigger and stronger and faster in the off-season. But, what Jojo Kemp weighed when he came to Lexington might surprise you. How did he do it? "I came in at 174," says Jojo Kemp. "I picked up a couple of pounds,... more »
  • Bengals Sign Former UK Lineman

    June 3, 2014 11:24 AM

    Former UK Offensive Tackle Chandler Burden, a Greater Cincinnati native (Blue Ash, Ohio) who attended La Salle High School, has signed a free agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Burden (6-4, 310) is a first-year NFL player. He entered the NFL in May of 2012 as a college free... more »
  • Elijah Holyfield Offered Scholarship By Kentucky

    May 22, 2014 4:13 PM

    Elijah Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight champ Evander, has been offered a scholarship by the University of Kentucky. Below are some highlights from the tailback from Woodward Academy in Atlanta. The 5-foot11 inch 190 pounder runs has been timed in the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. He is... more »
  • Coach Mark Stoops Awarded Contract Extension Through 2018 Play Video

    May 6, 2014 10:09 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The contract of University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops has been amended to extend through the 2018 season, UK Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart announced Tuesday. The new agreement extends the term from Dec. 31, 2017 to June 30, 2019, giving the coach five... more »
  • Avery Williamson Gets Ready For NFL Draft

    May 5, 2014 7:01 PM

    When it came to making plays, Avery Williamson was a monster. If he was on a team that won 10 games, he would probably be thought of in higher regard for the NFL draft which begins May 8. Avery doesn't expect to be drafted on the first day,... more »
  • Two Of First Three UK Football Games To Be Televised On SEC Network

    May 1, 2014 12:25 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have announced the schedule of games that will be televised on the SEC Network during the first three weeks of the 2014 football season, including Kentucky's season opener and the Wildcats' SEC lidlifter. Kentucky will begin the campaign at home against... more »
  • 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 »