Football

UK Football | Drew Barker getting back on the practice field

03/21/2017 05:38 PM

Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker is back on the practice field after spending the last several months recovering from back surgery he had last November. Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran assured the media this morning that Barker is making progress. “Yeah, he came in and got some reps. Got some reps in team, got some reps in 1-on-1s,” said Gran. “He was kinda just put in there at periodic times. Not really getting into rhythm, just wanting to see where he’s at... Read more 

The impact of Vince Marrow staying at Kentucky

03/16/2017 06:41 PM

Justin Rowland of CatsIllustrated.com reported earlier this week that Kentucky was close to signing UK football assistant Vince Marrow to an extension through the 2020 season. He joined KSTV to discuss the impact of Marrow staying at Kentucky and also took a look at Kentucky’s newest commitment, 2018 tight end Brenden Bates.  Read more 

Brenden Bates commits to Kentucky

03/10/2017 05:05 PM

Kentucky just picked up a big-time 2018 commitment from four-star tight end Brenden Bates. He chose Kentucky over hometown school Cincinnati, Louisville and Vanderbilt among others. The junior attends Moeller high school. Bates is the No. 10 tight end in the 2018 class, according to Rivals. He stands tall at 6’ 5” and weighs 220 pounds. Kentucky now has five commitments in the 2018 class. Bates joins defensive ends Alex Reigelsperger (Huber Heights, OH) and Davoan Hawkins (Hollywood, FL), as... Read more 

Justin Rowland Recruiting Update: March 9, 2017

03/09/2017 06:42 PM

Justin Rowland of CatsIllustrated.com joined KSTV tonight to talk about why the state of Missouri is such a hotbed for Kentucky’s recruiting efforts right now. He also discusses who has stood out through a week of spring camp and what to make of Boom Williams’ NFL Future.  Read more 

Eddie Gran talks competition at the running back spot

03/07/2017 06:01 PM

With the departures of Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp, Benny Snell is preparing to take on a bigger role next season in the Kentucky backfield. While most would expect him to be the starter next season, offensive coordinator Eddie Gran says it’s too soon to make that call. He wants to see what junior Sihiem King, who has served primarily as a kick returner over the past few years, can bring to the Wildcat rushing attack. Mark Krebs and TJ... Read more 

Taking a closer look at Kentucky football's spring practice

03/06/2017 05:33 PM

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops met with the media this afternoon to discuss Kentucky’s spring practice getting underway. The team held its first practice on Sunday afternoon. Kentucky is coming off of one of its best seasons in recent memory. The Wildcats finished the season 7-5, falling to Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl on New Year’s Eve. The end of the regular season was capped off with a 41-38 shocking win over No. 11 Louisville. UK is now preparing... Read more 

Jojo Kemp "hungry" for shot at NFL

03/02/2017 09:16 AM

Former Kentucky running back Jojo Kemp is hoping to take the next step and make an NFL roster this year. Kemp has spent the last few months working out in Lexington with UK’s strength and conditioning coaches while finishing up an internship with the UK media relations department. At an autograph signing on Tuesday night, Kemp took some time to talk with our Clayton Abernathy about his future in the NFL.  Read more 

County Connection: Eli Brown proud of his Bowling Green roots

02/28/2017 05:21 PM

This month’s edition of “County Connection” takes a look at Warren County, down in South Central Kentucky. Kentucky linebacker Eli Brown, who is an up-and-coming player on UK’s young defense, moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in the seventh grade. He was a standout football player at Warren East High School for three years, where he developed many special relationships with coaches and teachers. KSTV’s Clayton Abernathy profiled Brown’s roots in Bowling Green and how the area helped him become the... Read more 

Taking A Closer Look At UK Football's 2018 Class

02/23/2017 08:00 PM

Kentucky football picked up two 2018 commitments from the same high school this week in wide receiver Marvin Alexander and defensive end Davoan Hawkins. Alexander and Hawkins join quarterback Jarren Williams in the 2018 class. Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated joins KSTV to give a scouting report on the newest commits, discusses just how committed Williams is to UK, an upcoming junior day at UK and who on the current roster needs to see improvement in spring. Watch the full interview here:  Read more 

Breaking down UK football's newest hires

02/09/2017 08:32 PM

Photo: UK Athletics.com According to reports, Mark Stoops has added two new assistant coaches to his staff. FootballScoop.com is reporting that North Texas defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc has accepted the same role at Kentucky, while Joe Mussatto of SECCountry.com says former EKU coach Dean Hood will be UK’s special teams coordinator. KSTV’s TJ Beisner talked with Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated about the newest additions.  Read more 

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