Football

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 

Defenses Beware: UK Football adjusting to new offense

03/30/2015 08:29 PM

After several weeks of practices to get ready, it was the offense that shined during Kentucky’s first football scrimmage of spring practices on Saturday. Running backs Jojo Kemp and Stanley “Boom” Williams busted multiple long rushes, and with Patrick Towles and Drew Barker splitting snaps, the UK offense scored or reached field goal range on its first four possessions. After a stagnant offense soured a promising start with six straight loses to end the 2014 season, new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson... Read more 

UK Football coaches not happy with Spring Break rust

03/26/2015 11:34 AM

The University of Kentucky football team resumed spring practices on Wednesday, but after taking a two-week hiatus for Spring Break, the coaching staff was not pleased with the rust the players brought back with them. Fortunately, UK still has nine more scheduled practices for this spring to iron out the miscues before the summer off-season. Each one will be even more important this year since the team is skipping its annual spring scrimmage due to construction at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky kicks... Read more 

Clear your schedule: UK Football will host open practice on Saturday

03/25/2015 09:49 PM

Craving some springtime football? Then you’re in luck! University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops announced on Wednesday that the team will hold an open practice to fans and media this Saturday. The open practice will start at 10:30 a.m. and will be held on the Tim Couch Practice Fields at the Nutter Training Center. In the event of bad weather, the practice may move to the Nutter Field House next to Commonwealth Stadium. The gates to the Tim Couch Practice Fields... Read more 

Catching up with Titans linebacker Avery Williamson at the SEC Tournament

03/14/2015 02:37 PM

Several special guests were on hand for UK’s thrashing of Auburn Saturday afternoon, including former Cat Avery Williamson, who is now a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans. KSTV caught up with the UK great to talk about the basketball team’s pursuit of perfection and the next step in his NFL career.  Read more 

Go behind the ropes of UK Pro Day 2015

03/13/2015 06:29 PM

Bud Dupree headlined a group of 18 former Wildcats who showcased their skills and abilities in front of 39 NFL scouts and head coaches at Kentucky’s 2015 Pro Day on Thursday in Lexington, each hoping to earn a draft pick or free agent contract on a roster this off-season. KSTV sports reporter Kaci Kust takes us behind the scenes of the UK Pro Day events to see where each player impressed.  Read more 

UK Pro Day draws NFL attention

03/12/2015 06:45 PM

The University of Kentucky Pro Day drew plenty of NFL attention this morning. 26 of the 32 NFL teams were represented, including 36 scouts and three head coaches. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin were all in attendance. Bud Dupree was the main reason for the NFL attention, but that gave other UK football players a chance to impress in front of a large group of professional scouts. Other defensive... Read more 

Go inside UK's spring football practice

03/12/2015 10:40 AM

UK’s spring football practice is underway in Lexington and, with no Spring Game this year, fans may not have a chance to see the progress the team is making this year with Mark Stoops. KSTV was inside practice yesterday. Check out the video below for some highlights.  Read more 

UK's quarterbacks poised for another off-season battle

03/09/2015 06:53 PM

New season. New offensive regime. Same old off-season quarterback battle at Kentucky. Red-shirt junior, Patrick Towles, is no stranger to quarterback competitions, and despite starting all 12 games last season, he’ll have to be ready for another battle this spring and summer. With spring practice getting kicked off this past weekend, head coach Mark Stoops is keeping his options open between Towles and redshirt freshman, Drew Barker.  Read more 

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