Football

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 

UK feels good about their chances with Damien Harris

07/22/2014 03:14 PM

Five-star running back Damien Harris, a senior at Madison Southern High School, is set to make his college decision on December 13th between UK, Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan and others. As Justin Rowland from Rivals.com told KSTV today, the UK staff feels good about where they stand with the nation’s #4 overall player. Hear Justin’s full UK football recruiting update tonight on KSTV at 7:30pm and 11:00pm. Read more 

Mark Stoops will not attend the Governor's Cup luncheon

07/22/2014 11:41 AM

UK head coach Mark Stoops made waves Monday when it was announced that he would not attend the annual Governor’s Cup Luncheon in Louisville. The event takes place every year in Louisville and hosts both coaches from UK and UofL, as well as the athletics directors and the governor. Stoops is the first coach to withdraw from the event and that created some controversy.  Read more 

The QB battle continues: Is Reese the favorite?

07/18/2014 06:45 PM

One of the biggest takeaways from SEC Media Days is the still-to-be-determined quarterback for Mark Stoops’ team. Big Blue Nation has long believed the battle to be between Patrick Towles and Drew Barker. But when Stoops spoke with reporters to cap off the week in Alabama, he spoke very highly of a third possibility. So could Reese Phillips be a serious contender for the position?  Read more 

UK picked to finish last in the SEC East, Dupree named All-SEC

07/17/2014 10:00 AM

In a vote by the media covering the conference, UK was picked to finish last in the SEC’s Eastern Division, behind South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Alabama and South Carolina were the choices to win each division, while the Crimson Tide were selected as the overwhelming pick to win the conference. They received 154 votes, while Auburn (75), South Carolina (32) and Georgia (19) also factored into the mix. Here are the full predicted standings: SEC East South... Read more 

Breaking down the UK depth chart with Kyle Tucker

07/16/2014 08:32 PM

Kyle Tucker from the Louisville Courier-Journal spent some time talking with the UK coaches this week about the depth chart and who they expect to step up this fall. He joined KSTV’s Thomas Beisner to take a look at who may be called upon when the season starts.  Read more 

Previewing UK's SEC Opponents: South Carolina Gamecocks

07/16/2014 04:59 PM

There are a number of winnable games on the first half of UK’s 2014 football schedule, but hosting South Carolina is not one of them. Last season, the Gamecocks went 11-2 (6-2 SEC) and fell just short of winning the SEC East. It’s been a common theme for Steve Spurrier’s team to finish second in the division, but this year they’re looking to play in Atlanta for the conference championship. Led by star running back Mike Davis and quarterback Dylan Thompson, South... Read more 

Mark Stoops has a more powerful golf game than you do

07/16/2014 02:39 PM

UK head football coach Mark Stoops took part in Jacob Tamme’s annual “Swings For Soldiers” golf event this week in Lexington. And, as he does in all facets of life, he brought the power.  Read more 

Previewing UK's SEC opponents: Florida Gators

07/15/2014 05:00 PM

Head coach Mark Stoops and the Cats will hope to open the season 2-0 with games against UT Martin and Ohio. After that, things will likely get a bit more difficult when the team heads to Gainsville to visit the Florida Gators. There is a bright light for UK in that these are not the Gators of old. Last season, Will Muschamp’s team went 4-8 (3-5 SEC) and were among the nation’s worst offensive teams. Florida does get back their starting quarterback,... Read more 

No starting QB is listed, but UK's post-spring depth chart provides some clarity

07/15/2014 04:44 PM

If you were hoping to see a starting quarterback listed on UK’s newly released depth chart, you’re in for a letdown. The quarterbacks were listed as following: Patrick Towles OR Reese Phillips OR Drew Barker There was also no starting running back on the depth chart. Jojo Kemp and Braylen Heard were both listed at the top spot. While the QB and running back questions wasn’t answered, a number of others were. Cats’ fans get a sneak peek at the air-raid offense after the staff listed... Read more 

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