Football

2015 UK Football prediction: Seven wins and a bowl berth

07/06/2015 05:42 PM

LEXINGTON — Despite not qualifying for a bowl berth in the last five seasons, hopes are high down in Lexington this year as 14 returning starters and a revamped offense appear to have Kentucky football primed and ready for a post-season run in 2015. KSTV dissected UK’s upcoming schedule on Monday’s show, picking the Wildcats best chances to get to at least six wins and earn another elusive bowl bid.  Read more 

Kash Daniel explains why he picked UK, expectations for 2016 season

07/06/2015 05:05 PM

LOUISVILLE — What if we told you that a little-known Paintsville linebacker would go from being an unnoticed prospect to one of the hottest recruits in the Southeast en route to leading the University of Kentucky to an unprecedented national championship? Well, according to Kash Daniel, that’s not just a dream. It’s reality in the making. KSTV talked with the newest Wildcat recruit on Monday’s show, discussing why Daniel chose UK over Louisville and South Carolina, how coaches see him fitting in Lexington,... Read more 

EKU reinstates players involved in bar brawl with Drew Barker

07/06/2015 05:00 PM

RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University announced on Thursday it has reinstated two football players who were involved in bar brawls with Kentucky football players earlier this year. The school said in a press release that EKU junior offensive lineman Colton Scurry and junior defensive lineman Patrick Graffree have met all legal, university, and athletic deparment requirements to regain full reinstatement and that both players will be eligible to play during the upcoming 2015 season. EKU previous suspended both Scurry and... Read more 

Bank on It: 4-star Paintsville LB Kash Daniel commits to Kentucky

07/04/2015 01:03 PM

PAINTSVILLE — After transforming from little-known player to the hottest prospect in the Commonwealth over a few short months, four-star Paintsville linebacker Kash Daniel celebrated Independence Day by committing to the University of Kentucky on Saturday afternoon, picking the Wildcats over Louisville and South Carolina. The commitment is Kentucky’s 19th for 2016, adding yet another talented player to what is already the No. 16 ranked class in the entire nation according to Rivals.com. Daniel’s announcement also gives Mark Stoops a clean... Read more 

A look at Kash Daniel's upcoming announcement and a pair of big-time visitors for UK football

07/02/2015 07:57 PM

Paintsville linebacker Kash Daniel will make his decision Saturday between Kentucky, Louisville and South Carolina. Most seem to think that he’ll give his commitment to the Cats, but just how strongly are things trending toward Mark Stoops and his staff? KSTV checked in with Justin Rowland from Rivals.com to get the latest on Daniel’s looming decision, as well as a pair of high profile recruits who will be checking out UK’s campus this month.  Read more 

Most intriguing UK Football players for the 2015 season

07/01/2015 04:48 PM

LEXINGTON — Positive buzz abounds in Lexington as the University of Kentucky football team prepares for the upcoming 2015 season. But if the Wildcats are going to make their first bowl game in five years, the team will need to adjust to Shannon Dawson’s new-from air raid offense. KSTV took over “The Leach Report” radio show on Wednesday and discussed the most intriguing offensive players for UK in the fall.  Read more 

Nick Saban: "I'm a great Mark Stoops fan"

06/30/2015 10:55 AM

LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted its 2015 class at Brown Theatre over the weekend and also awarded Alabama Football coach Nick Saban with the ninth-annual Blanton Collier Award. The honor is named after former UK and Cleveland Browns coach Blanton Collier and recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding integrity both on and off the football field. Saban took a few minutes to speak with the media before accepting the award, sharing his respect for Kentucky head... Read more 

Football recruiting: DT commit and national-champion transfer

06/29/2015 11:41 AM

LEXINGTON — While most of Big Blue Nation was focused on basketball last week after Kentucky’s historic performance at the 2015 NBA Draft, the UK football team was making some serious noise of its own out on the recruiting trail. KSTV spoke with recruiting expert Justin Rowland of Rivals.com to discuss Mark Stoops’ latest moves, including a big defensive tackle commitment from Alabama and a national-champion transfer for the offensive line.  Read more 

Trash talk? Patrick Towles "can't wait" for another shot at UofL

06/24/2015 03:57 PM

LEXINGTON — Most of Big Blue Nation has been focused on basketball the past few months as seven Wildcats prepare for Thursday’s NBA Draft — but not UK quarterback Patrick Towles. The junior signal caller still has football on his mind, specifically next year’s rematch with arch-rival Louisville. Towles posted an picture from the 2014 UK vs. UofL football game to his Instagram account on Tuesday night with the caption, “Can’t wait to get another shot at these guys.” Both fan bases... Read more 

Marcelys Jones bucks the Buckeyes, transfers to Kentucky

06/22/2015 05:17 PM

LEXINGTON — Vince Marrow and Mark Stoops have taken over the state of Ohio in football recruiting the last two years, but their latest move in keeping up with the Joneses comes via the transfer route from the defending national champion. Marcelys Jones, a sophomore offensive lineman at Ohio State University, announced on Saturday his decision to transfer to the University of Kentucky next season. A four-star Army All-American coming out of high school, the 315-pound Jones strongly considered signing with UK... Read more 

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