Cats Close Up

Patrick Towles excited to take the reins as UK's starting QB

08/20/2014 04:45 PM

For Patrick Towles, it’s been a long, winding road to the top of the depth chart at quarterback. He’s gone from a season-ending injury against Mississippi State as a freshman, to being redshirted his second year and being mentioned in numerous transfer rumors, to finally earning the starting job. It might not have been the easy way, but it worked. Now that he’s taken the reins as the Cats’ QB, Towles is hoping to make the most of the opportunity.  Read more 

Big things expected from JUCO linebacker Ryan Flannigan

08/19/2014 05:04 PM

After reeling in the best recruiting class in UK football history, it’s not surprising that many of those newcomers will be relied on for immediate impact. Most of the time though, players at the skill positions (receiver, running back, etc.) are the ones counted on to adapt quickly. Linebackers are a little out of the norm since there’s a steep learning curve and a huge jump to major college football, but Ryan Flannigan isn’t a normal linebacker. The JUCO addition has only... Read more 

Fan Vs Krebs - Does Mark still have it?

08/16/2014 09:25 AM

Last week, Mark was challenged by the owner of Edge Sports Performance in Louisville, Tony Duckwall, to complete an intense hour and a half workout with some of the top athletes in the city. Challenge accepted! So for this exhausting edition of Fan vs Krebs, Mark had to dig deep within himself and channel his old Kentucky days to see if he still has what it takes. From agility drills to speed and strength training, watch Mark try to keep up.  Read more 

Fan vs Krebs: Mark plays Beep Baseball

08/14/2014 07:47 PM

In the latest edition of “Fan vs. Krebs”, former UK basketball player Mark Krebs headed to Frankfort for the groundbreaking of the world’s first Beep Baseball park. Beep baseball is a baseball game for the visually impaired and Mark put on the blindfold to see how if he could still compete.  Read more 

Za'Darius Smith has a favorite in the quarterback race

08/14/2014 09:24 AM

It’s the question on everybody’s mind, but answers have been hard to come by this summer. Who will be the starting quarterback for the Kentucky football team? Less than three weeks from the season opener we still don’t know the answer, but players and coaches alike are beginning to shed more light on the situation. After practice Tuesday, Za’Darius Smith was asked which quarterback had the best arm and why he like that QB. His answer might surprise you.  Read more 

The transition to UK has been a transformation for Matt Elam

08/13/2014 08:21 PM

The adjustment from high school to college is difficult for many athletes. Matt Elam is no different, but his transition has been more of a transformation. “Imagine a big train, going fast down the track,” UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said when describing freshman defensive tackle Matt Elam. “When you see somebody that big, you just don’t expect to see an explosion and something so quick off the ball, and he has that.” Elam is listed by the Kentucky football team as... Read more 

Winning will define success for the UK football team

08/12/2014 05:17 PM

After posting a 2-10 record in 2013, even the slightest improvement should be fairly easy to come by for UK on the football field. The Cats won’t be satisfied with small increments though. They want to win, and they expect to win now. Expectations are very high among both the players and the coaches. With the season around the corner, it’s just a matter of seeing if the team can reach their lofty goals.  Read more 

Josh Forrest ready to replace Avery Williamson at middle linebacker

08/12/2014 05:01 PM

As a leader and as a playmaker, replacing Avery Williamson is going to be difficult for the Kentucky football team. It probably won’t be a one man job, just junior Josh Forrest seems to be up to the task. Forrest is currently listed as the starting middle linebacker for the Cats, and he has no reservations about stepping into the shadow of a UK legend. The former wide receiver is ready and willing, and spoke with KSTV about the upcoming season.  Read more 

SEC Quarterbacks are in trouble, according to UK DE Jason Hatcher

08/11/2014 05:14 PM

With Bud Dupree and Za’Darius Smith manning the ship, the defensive line is expected to be one of the strengths of the UK football team. Those two will likely play on Sundays in the near future, but they aren’t the only defensive ends who hope to make an impact for the Cats. Jason Hatcher is a rising sophomore, and he’s hoping to hear his named called much more this season. He, along with the rest of the bad boys, are putting... Read more 

Practice makes perfect for UK basketball

08/08/2014 03:39 PM

When the UK basketball team takes the court for practice, there are several pros going head to head on a daily basis. This makes for competitive battles, growth for individual players and development for the team overall. Unlike in years past, the roster isn’t brand new and totally reliant on freshmen. There are a number of returning players who could’ve been NBA Draft picks. And for these reasons, John Calipari can revert to an older style of coaching that he believes... Read more 


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