Football

KSTV plays Playoff Kickoff

07/31/2014 05:03 PM

For athletes all over the world, music is used as a motivator. Before a game or any sort of competition, you throw on your headphones, listen to your favorite song and get pumped up. BBN First has put together a music competition called the “Kickoff Playoff,” which had eight UK football players select their favorite pre-game song. Fans have been voting on the songs round-by-round, and eventually the winning song will be played as the Cats run onto the field at... Read more 

Justin Rowland updates the latest on UK football recruiting

07/30/2014 04:53 PM

Fall camp will begin within the next week for almost every college football team, and with that the recruiting trail will cool off a bit. Over the last week though, that hasn’t been the case. One of UK’s top targets was on campus in Lexington, a Kentucky commit visited Stanford and left with an offer from the Cardinals, the Cats are trying to re-flip a former commitment and much more. Justin Rowland from Rivals.com updated KSTV on the latest for UK football... Read more 

A week away from Fall camp, UK coaches talk expectations and quarterbacks

07/29/2014 08:22 AM

In less than one week, the Kentucky football team will report to Fall camp in preparation of the 2014 season. Although they’re coming off a lowly 2-10 record in 2013, hopes are high for these Cats. There will undoubtedly be improvements, but whether that is seen in wins, points scored or simply a “better product on the field” remains to be seen. Coaches Mark Stoops, Neal Brown and D.J. Eliot spoke with the media about what defines growth for this program... Read more 

UK football coaches host Q&A with BBN: Part 2

07/28/2014 03:52 PM

During the Greater Louisville UK Alumni’s kickoff luncheon, Friday, Big Blue Nation got a chance to go back and forth with the Cats’ football coaches. Mark Stoops, Neal Brown and D.J. Eliot took the podium to do a Q&A session with the fans. We brought you part one over the weekend, now here is part two of the dialogue.  Read more 

Big Blue Nation talks UK football expecations

07/26/2014 08:00 AM

Despite going 2-10 in 2013, hopes and expectations for Kentucky football are riding high. Fans don’t expect to win a national championship, but they do expect to see drastic improvements in the works. Head coach Mark Stoops and his staff are recruiting at top-25 level and the football program is seemingly heading in the right direction. KSTV spoke with a number of UK fans outside of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Luncheon to talk expectations for the Cats and impressions on... Read more 

Mark Stoops delivers his UK football "state of the program" address

07/25/2014 08:00 PM

As several hundred UK fans packed the dining hall at Galt House East in Louisville, Mark Stoops took the podium to address the state of the UK football program. Coming off a 2-10 season, many outside BBN might not expect a ton of positive energy, but that’s the exact opposite from the vibes that surround Kentucky football. Recruiting is at an all-time high, fans are confident about seeing improvements on the field and Coach Stoops is right there with them.  Read more 

UK football coaches host Q&A with BBN

07/25/2014 05:05 PM

Nearly 700 UK fans packed the house for the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Luncheon Friday to meet with football head coach Mark Stoops, along with a number of others associated with the program. After giving his “state of the program” address, Stoops joined offensive coordinator Neal Brown and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot for a Q&A with Big Blue Nation.  Read more 

Football Fan Day set for BBN

07/24/2014 01:49 PM

Big Blue Nation will get its first look at the UK football team on Saturday, August 9 at 9 a.m. ET with Kentucky Football Fan Day. Players and coaches will be signing autographs, and fans will also be able to pick up 2014 posters and schedule cards. Following the autograph session, the Cats will host an open practice at Commonwealth Stadium beginning at 10:45 a.m. ET. Admission and parking will be free. In addition to the Fan Day events, head coach Mark... Read more 

Previewing UK's opponents: Tennessee Volunteers

07/23/2014 11:43 AM

The top half of Kentucky’s 2014 football schedule is full of winnable games, but the back half is loaded with tough match-ups. If the Cats are truly going to push for a bowl game this season, they’ll have to surprise a few teams down the stretch. One opponent that immediately stands out as a potential “W” is Tennessee. The Vols are the only team in the country that will replace every starter on the offensive and defensive lines. In the ever-competitive... Read more 

UK football recruiting continuing to surge through the summer

07/22/2014 08:00 PM

With 14 recruits committed so far in the class of 2015, Kentucky currently sits at #17 according to Rivals.com’s national recruiting rankings. The Cats snagged the three newest commits over the weekend as part of Friday Night Blue Lights recruiting event. Marcus Walker (2015 three-star safety), Kei Beckham (2015 three-star corner) and Zy’Aire Hughes (2016 athlete) all verbally announced for UK. Justin Rowland from CatsIllustrated spoke with KSTV about what each of these prospects mean for the Cats. Perhaps the biggest recruiting news... Read more 

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