The Breakdown

Kentucky dominates UT Martin in the season opener

08/30/2014 03:42 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats started off the 2014 season with a bang. UK defeated UT Martin 59-14 on Saturday, scoring more points than the last three season opener’s combined. Sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles took full control of the offense, completing 20-of-29 passes for 377 yards and one touchdown. Towles also ran in a touchdown himself in the third quarterback. Towles cemented himself as the starting quarterback, and head coach Mark Stoops said at halftime that he was most impressed by the sophomore’s... Read more 

Will UK football go 4-8 this season?

08/26/2014 07:30 AM

The SEC Network does not have a lot of faith in Mark Stoops and the Wildcats. They predicted the Cats will go 4-8 in Stoops’s second season as head coach. KSTV’s Thomas Beisner and Mark Krebs weigh on that debate and are a bit more optimistic.  Read more 

Defense continuing to improve for UK football

08/21/2014 04:30 PM

In 2013, the Kentucky defense was statistically one of the worst in the nation. Aside from forced fumbles, the Cats were in the bottom half of the country in every statistical category. That was year one under head coach Mark Stoops. Year two hopes to be very different. Although UK lost an NFL-caliber player in linebacker Avery Williamson, the team does return a ton of talent on defense. Bud Dupree, Za’Darius Smith and a host of other Cats hope to bring... Read more 

Wear and tear taking a toll on UK receivers

08/21/2014 04:16 PM

Javess Blue, Ryan Tmmons, Jeff Badet and Alex Montgomery have all missed time during the Spring or Fall with the UK football team. That’s left the door wide open for a number of freshman receivers to earn reps and adapt to the college game quickly, but there has also been a downside. Without the veterans, the newcomers have been taking on an a very large workload since there hasn’t been enough depth at the position. As a result, the Cats are... Read more 

Justin Rowland updates UK football recruiting with KSTV

08/20/2014 04:25 PM

It’s been a busy week at with the staff updating the high school football prospect ratings. There was a lot of UK-related movement with some commits taking taking a hit, while others saw increases in their stock. recruiting analyst Justin Rowland joined KSTV to discuss five-star target Damien Harris, tight end commit C.J. Conrad, twin brothers Andrew and David Dowell, along with a number of others.  Read more 

Kyle Tucker puts a bow on the Big Blue Bahamas tour

08/19/2014 04:52 PM

During the six-game stretch of the Big Blue Bahamas tour, the UK basketball team went an impressive 5-1 against professional competition. Using a platoon system, the Cats were able to give each of the players a pretty even workload and leave every guy an opportunity to showcase his talents. The Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker was up close in person for all the action in paradise, and he joined KSTV to put a wrap on UK’s preseason trip.  Read more 

UK football coaches explain how Patrick Towles won the starting QB job

08/18/2014 05:14 PM

For months on end, the biggest question mark surrounding UK football has been about the quarterback position. Who would be under center when the Cats open the season against UT Martin? Monday BBN got the answer, and the man for the job is Patrick Towles. Heading into his third year in the program, Towles has seen all kinds of adversity, including injuries, transfer rumors, a redshirt and more. Regardless, he’s fought through it all and has been handed the reigns as... Read more 

Fan Vs Krebs - Does Mark still have it?

08/16/2014 09:25 AM

Last week, Mark was challenged by the owner of Edge Sports Performance in Louisville, Tony Duckwall, to complete an intense hour and a half workout with some of the top athletes in the city. Challenge accepted! So for this exhausting edition of Fan vs Krebs, Mark had to dig deep within himself and channel his old Kentucky days to see if he still has what it takes. From agility drills to speed and strength training, watch Mark try to keep up.  Read more 

Mark Stoops sheds some light on the UK quarterback battle

08/14/2014 04:30 PM

Less than three weeks away from the beginning of the college football season, some may find it alarming the Mark Stoops and the UK staff haven’t named a starting quarterback. As of now, we’re no closer to having an answer, but Coach Stoops did shed a little light on the situation after Monday’s practice.  Read more 

UK moves to 3-0 in the Bahamas, routs Puerto Rico 93-57

08/12/2014 05:20 PM

The Cats continue to impress on the Big Blue Bahamas Tour. After defeating Puerto Rico 93-57 under the tutelage of assistant coach John Robic today, the team moved to 3 and 0 on the week. It was the second meeting between the teams. Monday, the Cats won by twenty-five. Alex Poythress led UK with 15 points and 10 boards. Marcus Lee added 14 points. Towns and the Harrison twins finished with 10 points each. KSTV’s Thomas Beisner and Mark Krebs break... Read more 


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