UK FOOTBALL | Fair for Kentucky to be an underdog to Auburn?

10/12/2015 05:18 PM

LEXINGTON — Better record + better statistics + home field = underdog? The Kentucky Wildcats (4-1, 2-1 SEC) have a huge midweek showdown with the Auburn Tigers (3-2, 0-2 SEC) on Thursday — the first Thursday night home game in program history — and oddsmakers currently like the Tigers as 2-point favorites on the road. Despite posting a better overall record, conference record, scoring average, yards per game average, scoring defense, and turnover margin than Auburn through the first five games... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Midseason Grades: Defense & Special Teams

10/10/2015 04:03 PM

LEXINGTON — Big Blue Nation is signing Mark Stoops’ praises so far in 2015 as the Kentucky Wildcats are off to a quick 4-1 start heading into the midseason bye week. But the UK head coach isn’t fishing for compliments. Rather, he’s demanding better execution from his team in the second half of the season as the Wildcats play to earn their first bowl bid in five years, including from punter Landon Foster whom Stoops benched midway through the Eastern Kentucky... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Midseason Grades: Quarterback & Offensive Line

10/09/2015 05:11 PM

LEXINGTON — After racing out to an impressive 4-1 start to kickoff 2015, the Kentucky Wildcats are taking a break this week to rest, heal, and prepare for that elusive postseason run in the second half of the season. With the midseason bye comes midseason report cards, and KSTV’s dishing out grades to each UK position group, starting with the quarterback and offensive line:  Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Coaches' bye week warning: "We can lose to anyone"

10/08/2015 04:39 PM

LEXINGTON — After a school record five consecutive games decided by eight points or less, the 4-1 Kentucky Wildcats are glad to have a bye this week to rest and get healthy for the rest of the season. UK has a monster tilt against the Auburn Tigers scheduled for next Thursday — the first primetime Thursday night game in program history. But the Kentucky coaching staff hasn’t moved on completely from last week’s near fatal scare from FCS foes Eastern... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Stoops passionately defends Patrick Towles during weekly radio show

10/06/2015 05:29 PM

LEXINGTON — It wasn’t Terrell Owens but Mark Stoops who was passionately defending his starting quarterback late Monday night. On his weekly radio show, Stoops addressed a caller’s complaint about not seeing backup quarterback Drew Baker take some snaps when Kentucky trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium, calling the gripe “fair criticism” while issuing a strong vote of confidence in starter Patrick Towles. “Patrick is our starting quarterback,”... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Dorian "The Man" Baker becoming the clutch performer Kentucky needs

10/05/2015 05:27 PM

LEXINGTON — He’s always had the potential, but Kentucky wide receiver Dorian Baker is now producing the results. The 6-3 sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio, single-handedly saved a stagnant UK offense against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, snagging a game-high eight catches for 86 yards, not to mention the game-tying touchdown in the final minute of regulation and game-winning score in overtime. “He’s a man. Gosh, he’s a man” Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles said of his go-to target after the game. “He’s... Read more 

TAILGATE TOUR | Staying warm and dry in style before UK vs. EKU

10/05/2015 05:27 PM

TAILGATE TOWN — The rain and cold could not stop Big Blue Nation over the weekend as UK faithful braved the elements to sell out Commonwealth Stadium for the third time this season on homecoming against Eastern Kentucky. KSTV’s Andrew Bishop went out in the weather, too, finding the best ways to stay dry and warm before the game in the latest edition of the 2015 KSTV Tailgate Tour:  Read more 

NFL CATS | Dramatic victories highlight Week 4 performances

10/05/2015 12:41 AM

NFL REWIND — It was a week of last-second victories for former Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL, including four games decided by three points, three ending on game-winning field goals, and two finishing in overtime. Here’s a recap of other performances from former Wildcats in Week 4: Za’Darius Smith, LB, Baltimore Ravens: 4 tackles, 2 sacks in 23-20 overtime victory at Pittsburgh Steelers (Thursday) Bud Dupree, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 tackles in 23-20 overtime loss vs. Baltimore Ravens (Thursday) Stevie Johnson, WR, San Diego... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Stoops stays close to Kash Daniel, other top commits

10/04/2015 06:11 PM

Pic of Kash Daniel

LEXINGTON — By foot. By car. By Helicopter? Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops is using a new weapon to visit the state’s top recruits, flying by chopper to travel from Lexington, to Frankfort, to Paintsville. Stormy conditions grounded Stoops’ ride this week en route to see 4-star 2016 commitment Kash Daniel, and the UK head coach had to instead take an old-fashioned automobile to watch the Tigers’ 56-7 rout of Pike County Central. Daniel joined fellow Army All-American and 2016 Kentucky commitment... Read more 

UK VS. EKU | Cats avoid disaster, complete 34-27 overtime comeback

10/03/2015 11:42 PM

LEXINGTON — Cats are said to have nine lives. If that’s the case, the Kentucky Wildcats (4-1, 2-1 SEC) used all nine of theirs on Saturday night to pull off a thrilling 34-27 overtime victory over Eastern Kentucky (2-2) at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles hit Dorian Baker for a three-yard touchdown in extra time to give the Wildcats the winning score. The same two players also connected for a five-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal in the fourth quarter to... Read more 


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