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  • Coach Stoops In Louisville For Kickoff Luncheon

    July 25, 2014 6:10 PM

    UK Head Football Coach, Mark Stoops and some of his coaching staff were in downtown Louisville for the annual kickoff luncheon on Friday A packed house showed up at the Galt House to hear what the coach had to say about this year's team and the upcoming season. ... more »
  • Kentucky Tries To Turn Talent Into Victories

    July 17, 2014 9:06 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Mark Stoops has established that Kentucky can bring in highly-rated recruits. Now the Wildcats' second-year coach is trying to turn that added talent into a few more victories. Stoops is still looking for his first victory in the Southeastern Conference following a 2-10 season in 2013,... more »
  • Coach Stoops Talks U of L & Recruiting

    May 22, 2014 11:59 PM

    UK Football Coach, Mark Stoops, has been pretty quiet since spring football practice ended. But, he was a guest on Thursday for The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio. Finebaum, who does his show out of Birmingham, AL, pointed out that UK made some headlines there when they beat... more »
  • UK Football Adds Top Ohio Linebacker

    May 8, 2014 2:50 PM

    The Kentucky football team landed one of Ohio's best linebackers on Thursday. Jordan Jones of Youngstown Cardinal Mooney High School gave a verbal commitment to UK via Twitter: @imthat_dude21: Commited to the Kentucky Wildcats. There's no better feeling #BBN At 6-foot-2, 200-pounds Jones picked UK over dozens... more »
  • Mark Stoops on Blue-White Game

    April 26, 2014 6:46 PM

    UK Football Blue-White Scrimmage Press Conference with Mark Stoops COACH STOOPS: On offense we just kept it pretty vanilla. Just like I've been saying most of the spring, you guys could see we're a little bit more efficient at throwing and catching the ball. We are by no... more »
  • UK Football Much Improved On Second Scrimmage

    April 12, 2014 5:05 PM

    It was a rare scrimmage for Kentucky football. Mark Stoops didn't leave the scrimmage -- UK's second of the spring -- thinking one side of the ball had the better of the action and wondering what had gone wrong with the other. Instead, Stoops came away believing neither... more »
  • Coach Stoops Signs Maker's Mark Bottles At Keeneland Play Video

    April 11, 2014 3:39 PM

    University of Kentucky's football coach Mark Stoops signed the Maker's Mark bottles he's featured on at Keeneland Friday morning. The line to buy the signed bottles stretched down the hall and out the door at Keeneland. Maker's Mark features a limited edition Bourbon bottle each year and Coach... 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 »
  • Mark Stoops on National Signing Day

    February 5, 2014 3:34 PM

    Kentucky Football coach Mark Stoops on National Signing Day: COACH STOOPS: Excited to have everybody here. Great day for us. To wrap up this 2014 class, you know, just a great day. We feel like we closed just like we started, just very strong. We signed players from... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Stoops Press Conference On UK's Two New Players

    December 18, 2013 2:02 PM

    Mark Stoops was very excited to announce his two new junior college players. Cory Johnson, a defensive tackle who is ranked as the 31st best junior college player by ESPN. They also have him as the eighth best juco defensive lineman. A.J. Stamps is a cornerback who was... more »
  • Dyshawn Mobley is Leaving UK

    December 13, 2013 5:18 PM

    The Kentucky football team is losing sophomore running back Dyshawn Mobley. The star of Kentucky's season finale versus Tennessee is transferring, according to a UK spokesman. Mobley had a season-best 143 rushing yards against the Volunteers. In his sophomore season, Mobley finished with 300 yards (4th best on... more »
  • Stoops' Former Team, Florida State Will Play Auburn for BCS Title

    December 8, 2013 9:38 PM

    As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won't solve all the postseason problems. Heck, we might just miss the BCS. Maybe? It sort of worked out this season. Top-ranked Florida State (13-0)... more »
  • Stoops: Kentucky Progressed Despite 2-10 Finish

    December 2, 2013 6:29 PM

    (AP) - Mark Stoops said his Kentucky team is making progress despite another 2-10 finish. Defining exactly where he saw progress was difficult for the Wildcats' rookie coach following Saturday night's season-ending loss to Tennessee that left Kentucky 0-8 in the Southeastern Conference for the second straight season. Stoops... 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 »
  • Coach Stoops' Press Conference Following Missouri Loss

    November 9, 2013 4:49 PM

    Coach Stoops Post-Game Press Conference Missouri 48, Kentucky 17 COACH STOOPS: Tough day for us out there today. Very tough match-up. Give Missouri credit; they beat us in all three phases of the game. It's a very good football team. It was very tough for us to match up.... more »
  • UK Football Cats Earn Second Win

    November 2, 2013 11:38 PM

    Jalen Whitlow ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as Kentucky ended a five-game losing streak with a 48-14 homecoming rout of Alabama State on Saturday night. Whitlow overcame shoulder and ankle injuries to run for an 88-yard TD on the game's second play and a 2-yard score... 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 »
  • UK Football Names Starting Quarterback For Thursday's Game

    October 22, 2013 11:59 PM

    After geting Jalen Whitlow back in practice on Sunday, UK Head Football Coach, Mark Stoops, wanted to see how he looked before naming a starter for Thursday's game. On Tuesday, Coach decided it would be Max Smith, who's been getting the majority of the reps in practice anyway. But,... more »
  • Stoops Talks About What Jalen Whitlow Needs To Do

    October 9, 2013 1:51 PM

    Mark Stoops is big on trying to treat every game the same way. He has pounded that thought to his players, who push that hard when they are talking to the media. So, it's not surprising to hear Stoops on his SEC teleconference talk about Jalen Whitlow, who's from... more »
  • Kentucky's Recruitment of Matt Elam

    August 25, 2013 6:18 PM

    The Kentucky football team already has a verbal commitment from the top-rated quarterback in Kentucky -- Drew Barker. The Conner High School product not only pledged his allegiance to UK, but also said he would bring other top-talent with him to Lexington in 2014. Which brings us to John... more »
  • Big Blue Nation Can Trust Barker

    August 13, 2013 4:13 PM

    Drew Barker will be the first to tell you that committing to the University of Kentucky was the furthest thing from his mind prior to Mark Stoops being hired as Kentucky's head coach. The same can be said about UK target Matt Elam. The five-star defensive tackle from John... more »
  • Bobby Petrino Wants to Play UK in the Future

    August 10, 2013 4:43 PM

    The Kentucky-Western Kentucky football series will come to an end on Aug. 31 when the two schools meet in Nashville, TN. ""We would definitely like to continue playing them," Western's head coach Bobby Petrino said at the Hilltoppers' Media Day on Saturday, Aug. 10. But according to WKU... more »
  • Melvin Lewis Picks Kentucky

    February 28, 2013 9:57 PM

    Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats football team added Melvin Lewis to their list of 2013 commits. The 6-4,315 lb defensive tackle from Fullerton College in California (JUCO) made his commitment official via Twitter: "It's official, signed with UK #BBN" Lewis was a 1st-team JUCO All-American last... more »
  • Stoops Affirms Interest in Madison Southern's Harris

    January 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    Kentucky's football coach Mark Stoops has affirmed the Wildcats interest in arguably the state's best running back. Madison Southern's Damien Harris was offered a scholarship by Joker Phillips when he was the head coach at Kentucky. However, when Phillips was let go, the sophomore running back didn't know if... more »
  • Stoops Lands Another Recruit

    January 13, 2013 7:08 PM

    According to, Butler Community College wide receiver Javess Blue has committed to Kentucky. Blue (6-1, 194) is Mark Stoops' six commitment since taking over the Kentucky head coaching job in late November. The following is an analysis of Blue by ESPN: Blue is an explosive playmaker... more »
  • Brown Among the Coaches to Join Stoops' Staff

    December 9, 2012 9:58 PM

    Monday will be a busy "hiring" day for Kentucky football. Neal Brown will be the offensive coordinator for the Wildcats. The Danville native has been contemplating head coaching positions, as well as other offensive coordinator jobs. Brown isn't the only former Wildcat coming back to Lexington. Former... more »
  • Eliot Will Be UK Defensive Coordinator

    December 5, 2012 5:10 PM

    On Monday Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said he knew who his defensive coordinator was going to be and Wednesday it was confirmed. According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed that Seminoles third-year defensive ends coach D.J. Eliot is leaving to assist former... more »
  • Fans Can Welcome Mark Stoops Tomorrow

    December 1, 2012 4:51 PM

    Fans planning to attend the Mark Stoops press conference on Sunday may welcome him at two locations: *At 12:45 pm at the R.J. Corman Airplane Hangar in Nicholasville. *At 2:45 pm outside the Nutter Field House next to Gate 1 of Commonwealth Stadium. The press conference will... more »