Football

UK defense ready to step up and carry the load in 2015

04/17/2015 12:15 AM

Every spring, it seems as if the focus on the offensive side of the ball, and with a quarterback battle and a new offensive coordinator, it makes sense at UK’s spring football camp. But it’s the defense, where departing seniors leave big shoes to fill and a handful of fresh faces look to make their name, that has a chance to shine big in 2015.  Read more 

Mark Stoops pleased with his his team's progress in spring camp

04/17/2015 12:02 AM

With another spring camp now in the books, UK head coach Mark Stoops had a chance to reflect on the progress his team made this year, as well as the strides the program has made since he arrived in Lexington. It’s not yet a finished product, but the man in charge of UK football is pleased with what he’s seen.  Read more 

EKU suspends players involved in fight with UK players

04/16/2015 02:28 PM

Eastern Kentucky University released the following statement today regarding student-athletes involved in fights with UK football players earlier this year.

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New video shows EKU player sucker-punching Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker

04/15/2015 04:05 PM

RICHMOND — New video surfaced online Tuesday night of a January 25 altercation on Eastern Kentucky’s campus, showing an EKU football player sucker-punching Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker on the side of the head. The video shows Barker and fellow UK teammates Tymere Dubose (defensive tackle) and Dorian Baker (wide receiver) entering Telford Hall — an EKU student-housing building — with a woman whom police identify as a student living there. Patrick Graffree — a former Kentucky defensive lineman who transferred... Read more 

Top recruits attend UK's final spring scrimmage

04/14/2015 08:27 PM

The UK Football team held its final spring scrimmage over the weekend, and it wasn’t just fans and media watching from the sidelines. KSTV spoke with Justin Rowland of Rivals.com about which recruits attended the event, including Kentucky’s top quarterback target for 2016, Gunnar Hoak.  Read more 

Kentucky Football learning the power of failure

04/14/2015 07:27 PM

Five years. That’s how long it’s been since the University of Kentucky football team last went to a bowl game. It was the 2010 BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pittsburg, and the Cats lost 27-10. Go back two years more to find the last Wildcat win in postseason play, a 25-19 triumph over East Carolina in the 2008 Liberty Bowl. Patrick Towles was 13 years old at the time. Tyler Ulis was still in elementary school. The streak almost ended last year when the... Read more 

Richard Sherman has UK's DBs stressing the little things

04/10/2015 07:09 PM

The “Legion of Boom” may be building a second home in Lexington. Super-Bowl-winning cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks visited the University of Kentucky earlier this week to instill some of his expertise on the Wildcat defense. Despite not being an overpowering defensive back physically, the self-proclaimed “best corner in the game” is an intellectual giant on the field, dissecting opposing offensive schemes before the snap and adjusting to receivers’ routes on the fly. UK itself was descent at defending the... Read more 

Cats making strides as spring ball winds down

04/10/2015 05:12 PM

With the basketball season now officially over, Big Blue Nation returns its focus back to the UK football team. The gridiron Cats will hold their final open practice to fans and media of the spring at 12:00 p.m. ET at the Tim Couch fields on Saturday and will rap up camp until the fall later next week. After crawling to the finish line last season, UK Football dedicated this spring to becoming a bowl-caliber team by making changes to both its offensive... Read more 

Here's Shannon Dawson's new weapon for the 2015 season

04/01/2015 06:00 PM

As Cats football rolls on with spring practice, the tight ends are working hard to smash last season’s combined seven catches and zero touchdowns. And Offensive Coordinator Shannon Dawson believes he has just the strategy.  Read more 

Keys on Offense: Versatility and Having Fun

04/01/2015 01:35 PM

The offense has shined so far during UK Football’s spring practices. Quarterbacks Patrick Towles and Drew Barker have both looked sharped while splitting reps, and Stanley “Boom” Williams and Jojo Kemp have showcased the makings of a dynamic backfield duo. What has been the key to the offense’s resurgence? New offense coordinator Shannon Dawson says it comes down to two things: versatile play calling, and making sure the players are having fun out on the field. The KSTV crew discussed the... Read more 

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