Tag Archive: Kentucky football

May 06

Stoops gets an extension

Mark Stoops and his emphasis on recruiting is starting to pay off. The second-year Kentucky football coach received a contract extension the school announced in a university release Tuesday. The new deal extends Stoops’ current contract to June 30, 2019. Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart said Stoops has earned an extra two years, giving him …

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Feb 05

SEC signing day roundup

An overall look at how the 14 schools in the Southeastern Conference fared Wednesday on Signing Day. EAST DIVISION FLORIDA National rankings (Rivals 7; Scout 10). Best in class: Jalen Tabor, CB, Washington, D.C. Already enrolled in school, Tabor is a significant addition since starting CBs Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson left school early for …

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Nov 18

From one season to another

Before taking a six-day break, I covered football almost extensively. The attention now shifts to basketball. As part of a yearly ritual, I  take a one-week break to recharge the batteries for basketball season, a tradition I began in an effort to make a smoother transition from the gridiron to the hardwood. While away from …

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Oct 07

FYI: Kentucky vs. Alabama

Kentucky will conclude its four-game stretch of playing ranked opponents for the first time in school history when the Wildcats take on No. 1 Alabama in a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. Traditionally, Kentucky has struggled against the Crimson Tide, winning just two games in 38 attempts. Both of those wins came in …

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Sep 23

Stoops aware of Cats’ past history with Gators

Mark Stoops is aware of Kentucky’s recent history against Florida. The Gators have dominated the series for the past 26 years and haven’t lost to the Wildcats since a 10-3 setback in 1986 at Commonwealth Stadium. Stoops said his team can’t get caught up in the losing skid, but needs to be aware of a …

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Sep 17

Kudos to UK, Louisville for keeping rivalry going

The Kentucky-Louisville football rivalry was renewed as a season opener between both schools and a dream come true for former Louisville coach Howard Schellenberger, also a former UK player. It was then moved to another date on the calendar when it was played at Commonwealth Stadium, but remained the first game of the year when …

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Sep 12

Cards’ Strong: Cats a ‘major test’


Louisville coach Charlie Strong has won his last two games against Kentucky, but knows the recent victories won’t matter when the two teams meet at noon Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. “A major test this week, when you look at our schedule all games are big games, but let’s face it, some games are bigger than …

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Sep 08

Cats turn attention to Louisville


Kentucky doesn’t have much time to celebrate a 41-7 win over Miami of Ohio. Minutes after giving Mark Stoops his first win as coach of the Wildcats and handing him the game ball, Kentucky turned its attention to eighth-ranked Louisville. The Cardinals soared past Eastern Kentucky 44-7 Saturday at Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Louisville …

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Dec 06

UK Football: Stoops taps Eliot to anchor defense

FSU Athletics:

D.J. Eliot, Asst. Football Coach - Defensive Ends

LEXINGTON – D.J. Eliot, who played a key role in the dramatic defensive turnaround at Florida State under Mark Stoops, has joined Stoops’ Kentucky staff as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, the new UK head coach announced Thursday. “D.J. is one of the brightest young minds in college football,” said Stoops, who has coached with …

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Nov 28

Towles, UK QBs react to Mark Stoops’ hiring at Kentucky

Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles hasn’t met newly-hired coach Mark Stoops, but is excited about what the future holds for the Wildcats. “From what I hear he is a very enthusiastic guy and very, very passionate, which is what I think we need around here,” he said. “We need a guy that is going to come …

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