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  • Stoops Expecting Cats To Play Well After Solid Week

    October 17, 2014 12:55 AM

    On Thursday, Mark Stoops spoke with the media for the final time before Kentucky's trip to LSU. Following a light practice, Stoops sounded like a coach confident his team is prepared to turn in its best effort on Saturday. "Good practice today, putting the finishing touches on a... more »
  • Miles Grateful After 100th Victory At LSU, Ready To Face UK

    October 13, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Les Miles has seen LSU win 100 games in all sorts of ways during his decade coaching the Tigers. So while he praised the power running and clutch defense his team used to outlast Florida last weekend, Miles wasn't inclined to hint at whether Kentucky... more »
  • Mark Stoops After Win Over ULM

    October 11, 2014 8:15 PM

    The Kentucky football team is one win away from their first bowl game since 2010. It didn't look good after the first quarter though. Louisiana-Monroe lead UK, 14-3 after one, but the Cats scored the games next 45 points. Here's what Mark Stoops had to say following the... more »
  • Bud Dupree Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

    October 6, 2014 8:05 PM

    After grabbing an interception for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of Kentucky's historic comeback win over South Carolina, senior Alvin "Bud" Dupree has been named Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the league office on SEC Now on the SEC Network on Monday... more »
  • Mark Stoops Following UK's Win Over South Carolina

    October 5, 2014 2:53 PM

    UK football coach Mark Stoops entered the press conference area to a round of applause following Saturday night's 45-38 win over South Carolina. COACH MARK STOOPS: It feels good. It's hard to describe how much pride you feel for the team, just for everybody in our organization. You know... more »
  • Stoops Answers Questions Regarding Suspended Players

    September 30, 2014 8:27 PM

    Mark Stoops didn't dodge the media following the team's first practice since we learned about the four football players involved in the air-pistol shooting incident on Sunday night. Stoops typically doesn't talk to the media on Tuesdays, but given the situation, he did just that. Opening statement: "All... more »
  • Mark Stoops' Pre-South Carolina Press Conference Play Video

    September 29, 2014 6:19 PM

    The UK football team will host South Carolina on Saturday at 7:30 pm. Here's what Mark Stoops had to say at his weekly press conference: COACH MARK STOOPS: After watching film, proud of the guys' victory. It was a hard fought win. I thought we did some good things.... more »
  • Mark Stoops' Post-Game Comments vs Vanderbilt

    September 27, 2014 4:30 PM

    The Kentucky Wildcats football team won their first SEC game in two seasons on Saturday. The Cats beat Vanderbilt, 17-7 at home in front of 56,940 fans. Here's what Mark Stoops had to say following his teams' win: COACH STOOPS: All right. That was a thing of... more »
  • All Signs Positive For UK As Vandy Game Approaches

    September 25, 2014 11:58 PM

    With a bye week following a triple-overtime loss at Florida, Kentucky has had ample time to suffer a lapse in focus. Just two days before a Saturday matchup with Vanderbilt, the Wildcats have shown no signs of any such lapse. "So far, so good," head coach Mark Stoops... more »
  • Mark Stoops' Pre-Vandy Press Conference

    September 22, 2014 1:57 PM

    Mark Stoops' Weekly Press Conference Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky, Sat. at Noon COACH STOOPS: Excited to get back into game week. Very good (practice) week last week. Just fundamentally getting better. Had a chance to work on ourselves and obviously get ahead on (preparation for) Vandy. We're looking... more »
  • UK Taking Right Approach Into Bye Week

    September 16, 2014 11:00 PM

    Mark Stoops made it clear after Saturday's loss at Florida that he wasn't satisfied. He was proud of his team's effort in the triple-overtime defeat, sure, but he knew there was work ahead. Three days later, the Wildcats are taking the same approach. "Attitude's good," Stoops said.... more »
  • Mark Stoops' Post-Game Comments vs Florida

    September 14, 2014 3:03 PM

    The Florida Gators extended the nation's longest win streak to 28 after beating Kentucky, 36-30 in triple overtime on Saturday. Here's what UK head coach, Mark Stoops had to say after the game: Opening statement: "Very difficult loss, as you could imagine. Very proud of our players' effort.... more »
  • Coach Stoops Is Furious. Here's Why.

    September 10, 2014 3:27 PM

    SEC Teleconference quotes by Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops: Opening statement: "Looking back at the Ohio game, we did some good things. I thought it was good to get off to a fast start again, jumped out to the 14-0 lead; it was good for us. Defensively, I thought... more »
  • Mark Stoops Post-Game Quotes

    September 6, 2014 8:00 PM

    The Kentucky Wildcats football team is (2-0) for the first time since the 2011 season. Here's what Mark Stoops had to say following the 20-17 win over Ohio. MARK STOOPS: Excited to be 2?0. Maybe wasn't as pretty as we'd like it to be, but we're always going... 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 »
  • Mark Stoops Post-Game Quotes

    August 30, 2014 4:50 PM

    Mark Stoops Press Conference Quotes Kentucky - 59 Tennessee-Martin - 14 COACH STOOPS: Good start obviously. Very pleased with the team's effort. I felt good. I felt like we really had a good attitude the last well, all through camp we've been working hard but I thought... more »
  • UK Game-Week Schedule Changes To Push Pace

    August 28, 2014 9:53 PM

    It was Kentucky's habit a season ago to hold one final full practice on Thursday of game week before a lighter practice on Friday. Mark Stoops is flipping the script in his second season. "We're actually changing things up this year," Stoops said. "We're going very light and... 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 »
  • Towles 'Excited' To Be Kentucky's Starting QB

    August 19, 2014 7:38 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Patrick Towles says he felt relieved after winning the competition to be Kentucky's starting quarterback. He says is "super excited" to get the opportunity that he has worked so hard to get. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound redshirt sophomore was considered the favorite heading into camp, and he... more »
  • Three Former UK QB's Believe in Towles

    August 18, 2014 11:05 PM

    The bond between Kentucky Quarterbacks is special. Tim Couch, Jared Lorenzen and Shane Boyd all love the University of Kentucky. They all want Patrick Towles to be special. As far as who knows him best? Obviously, it's Jared. Lorenzen coached Towles in high school at Fort Thomas. But,... more »
  • UK Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    August 16, 2014 9:38 PM

    The Kentucky Wildcats Men's basketball team and UK football head coach Mark Stoops have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A great gesture by both, but who's is better?! You decide:
  • UK Football Fan Day

    August 9, 2014 8:36 PM

    An estimated 4,000 people showed up for UK Fan Day on Saturday, Aug. 9. That number includes the fans that showed up for the autograph session that begin at 9 a.m. and the practice that followed at 10:45 a.m. "I was shocked, because I thought in the morning... more »
  • An "Average" Day for UK Football

    August 6, 2014 10:58 AM

    Day three of fall camp for the Wildcats was "average" according to head coach Mark Stoops. However, as his after-practice press conference continued, "average" seemed better than how he really felt. "Not good enough," Stoops said. "Not tough enough. Not enough energy. [We] weren't clean enough with our... more »
  • Ryan Flannigan Gets First UK Workout

    August 5, 2014 12:33 AM

    The Kentucky Football Team is starting to build depth through recruitment. But, there's still one position that's still a little thin heading into the 2014 season-linebacker. That's why UK was so excited to get junior college transfer, Ryan Flannigan, on campus. The Texas native originally signed with Texas Tech... more »
  • UK's First Football Practice Play Video

    August 4, 2014 1:12 PM

    First practice. We have no idea who the quarterback is going to be. You would think the quarterback question would be the first question. It wasn't. The press conference was over when I asked Stoops about the quarterbacks. He was also surprised. "I know how about that," Mark Stoops... more »
  • Stoops Fired Up for Fall Camp

    August 2, 2014 1:38 PM

    Mark Stoops knew this offseason was an important one. Through his debut season at Kentucky, he coached a group that was almost always competitive, but clearly had a long road ahead to become the team he was brought to Lexington to build. "That first year, there's so much... more »
  • Improved Leadership, Accountability Have Stoops Excited For Beginning Of Practice

    August 1, 2014 9:56 PM

    Mark Stoops knew this offseason was an important one. Through his debut season at Kentucky, he coached a group that was almost always competitive, but clearly had a long road ahead to become the team he was brought to Lexington to build. "That first year, there's... more »
  • UK Makes The Cut For Harris

    August 1, 2014 7:04 PM

    UK Football has been pretty good at recruiting some of the top talent and getting Kentucky players like Matt Elam and Drew Barker to stay at home. Now, the Wildcats are doing their best to get Madison Southern running back, Damien Harris for 2015. On Friday, the number one... more »
  • Former Cats Excited About The Change In The UK Football Program

    July 31, 2014 10:10 PM

    The UK Football team holds its kickoff luncheon in downtown Lexington at the Hyatt Regency on Friday. The last chance to hear what head coach, Mark Stoops, has to say before the team heads into camp. He's been able to work some this summer with the team in both... more »
  • 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 »