Football

KSTV caught up with the most hated man in the NFL, Jacob Tamme

05/27/2016 06:06 PM

A recent poll done on twitter by Sirius XM NFL Radio asked the question, “who do you love to hate?” The options on the list were Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Richard Sherman and…Jacob Tamme. That’s right, the former UK tight end and current Atlanta Falcon made it on the list. Tamme had some fun with it, going back and forth with the fans, and even making a video of him reading the mean tweets. We were able to catch up... Read more 

Justin Rowland on 2017 recruiting class, Matt House's impact on recruiting

05/26/2016 07:00 PM

UK Football’s 2017 recruiting class received a big boost last weekend when JUCO DT Phil Hoskins committed to the Wildcats. We caught up with Cats Illustrated’s Justin Rowland on the impact Hoskins has on shaping the 2017 class and who else may join him soon. Check it out:  Read more 

UK football adds preferred walk-on with potential in Kevin Kirby

05/25/2016 05:11 PM

At 6’6” and 270 pounds, Waggener senior Kevin Kirby is an imposing presence on the football field. But with only two years of football experience, he’s also a raw prospect who still hasn’t scratched his potential on the field. He’ll look to do that beginning next season as a preferred walk-on at UK. He talked with KSTV’s Bradley McKee about the opportunity.  Read more 

Should they play the UK-UofL football game at Kentucky Motor Speedway?

05/22/2016 09:47 PM

Mark Story of the Herald-Leader proposed an interesting questions last week. Could UK and UofL sell 100,000 tickets if they played their annual football game at Kentucky Motor Speedway? Tennessee and Virginia Tech will square off in Bristol, Tennessee, so could the Governor’s Cup game thrive in a similar scenario? KSTV discussed.  Read more 

Former Cat Wesley Woodyard gives back to Lexington community

05/21/2016 05:28 PM

Just 24 hours after announcing that his 16 Ways charity is partnering with the Carnegie Center to provide books and tutoring to local students, former UK star and current Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard hosted a camp for kids at Bryan Station High School.  Read more 

Justin Rowland on James Hudson's decommitment, UK football recruiting

05/19/2016 08:18 PM

UK football’s 2017 class took a hit Wednesday when four-star defensive end James Hudson opened up his recruitment. KSTV talked with Cats Illustrated’s Justin Rowland about the change of heart and the big weekend of visitors ahead for the program.  Read more 

Justin Rowland on UK's new hire, recruiting targets

05/12/2016 08:32 PM

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops finalized his staff this week with the addition of Florida International defensive coordinator Matt House, who will coach inside linebackers and special teams. KSTV talked with Cats Illustrated’s Justin Rowland about the hiring, as well as a handful of prospects who are spending some time with the UK staff.  Read more 

Vince Marrow prepares to battle a former UK assistant

05/09/2016 09:18 PM

Photo: UK Athletics The UK football staff has made the state of Ohio a recruiting priority since Mark Stoops became the head coach and assistant Vince Marrow is the man driving the success. Now, with a former UK assistant trying to make waves in the state and offering players committed to UK, Marrow has declared war.  Read more 

Mitch Barnhart Interview Part Two: The state of UK football

05/04/2016 12:06 AM

The UK football program has come close to reaching the postseason in each of the last two seasons and most fans view the 2016 season as a “bowl or bust” year. KSTV’s TJ Beisner talked with UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart about that notion, as well as the progress Mark Stoops has made on the famous plan he outlined during the hiring process. In the second part of our football conversation, Barnhart explained why he believes UK’s facilities are now... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | One Wildcat taken in the NFL Draft

04/30/2016 08:01 PM

The University of Kentucky had one player taken in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s Linebacker Josh Forrest, and he was taken by the Rams in the sixth round with the 190th overall pick. Forrest is 6’3” and 249 pounds, and is known for his speed and quickness. He had more than 200 tackles in his two seasons as a starter, but scouts had concerns about his overall strength. Still, many NFL personnel feel he has tremendous upside since he didn’t... Read more 

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