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  • 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 »
  • 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 »