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Kentucky Football: Offensive Players Who Will Shine In 2016

In 2016, Kentucky football will feature something it hasn’t in quite some time: an explosive offense. Who will be the stars of the show? Kentucky football has been the laughing stock of the SEC for far too long. It’s been six years since the team last made a bowl game, which has head coach Mark Stoops […] Kentucky Football: Offensive Players Who Will Shine In 2016 - Wildcat...
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6 days ago

Wenyen Gabriel ready to be next elite defender for Kentucky Wildcats

Gabriel could be the next DeAndre Liggins/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist-type defender for UK Basketball. The Kentucky Wildcats finished with the No. 1 recruiting class in 2016, but while guys like Malik Monk, De'Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo get most of the attention, don't forget about Wenyen Gabriel. Last year, Gabriel was one of the highest-rising college prospects over the summer, as...
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6 days ago

Kentucky Basketball: Improvements that top Wildcats can make

The Wildcats have a ton of talent coming in to go along with some great returning players. However, as you'll hear coaches say all the time, there is always room for improvement. Here's what some of Kentucky's best players need to improve on this preseason. The Kentucky Wildcats are going to have one of the best teams in the nation this season. With the loaded recruiting class that...
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7 days ago

Kentucky Football: Turnaround Has Already Begun

Though the 2016 season has yet to begin, head coach Mark Stoops is already turning Kentucky football around. It all begins internally. From 2006 to 2010, Kentucky football appeared in five consecutive bowl games. It won the Music City Bowl on two different occasions and emerged victorious at the Liberty Bowl in 2008. Unfortunately, in the five seasons that […] Kentucky Football...
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7 days ago

Eli Brown and Courtney Miggins stepping up; more Wednesday notes

News and notes from Wednesday's practice include Eli Brown and Courtney Miggins stepping up on defense. The Kentucky Wildcats are in the midst of what defensive coordinator DJ Eliot described as "the grind" of multiple two-a-day practices, which he believes is excellent preparation for the brutal gauntlet of SEC play. Eliot said that so far they have been "good physical practices...
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7 days ago

Kentucky Football: Dorian Baker Learning From Past Mistakes

Kentucky football continues to move forward with plans of building a new identity. The latest player to change his tune: wide receiver Dorian Baker. Since last making a bowl game in 2010, the Kentucky football program has been marred by inconsistency. Some have chalked it up to talent, but the feeling on campus is that it’s deeper […] Kentucky Football: Dorian Baker Learning...
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7 days ago

Shannon Dawson is still the worst

The worst thing Mark Stoops ever does in his coaching life may be hiring Shannon Dawson. It won't be long until the Kentucky Wildcats face Southern Miss to open the 2016 season. One of the game's biggest storylines is new Golden Eagles offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson, who gets to face the same UK team he was the OC of just one year ago. It was a disastrous season that saw...
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7 days ago

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Evan Daniels talks Joel Justus, UK class and more

Evan Daniels updates UK's 2017 class, the latest with Trae Young and Quade Green, as well as Joel Justus' impact. The college basketball season is still almost three full months away from the first regular-season game tipping off. In the meantime, Scout.com recruiting director Evan Daniels talked with the KSTV crew about how the Kentucky Wildcats' 2017 class is shaping up. He...
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7 days ago

John Petty and P.J. Washington doing package deal?

This could be great news for UK. The Kentucky Wildcats haven't had much luck when it comes to package deals. That hopefully will change if John Petty and P.J. Washington decide to play together in college. The two five-star forwards play for Team Penny on the AAU circuit, so they're already comfortable playing together. But could that happen at Kentucky? In an interview with...
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8 days ago

Kentucky Basketball: Five Reasons Isaiah Briscoe Will Shine

Kentucky basketball is relying upon sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe to have a big year in 2016. Here are five reasons to believe he will. One of Kentucky basketball’s most highly touted recruits in 2015 was point guard Isaiah Briscoe. With a powerful frame, a mountain of upside, and the athleticism to torment opponents on both ends, […] Kentucky Basketball: Five Reasons Isaiah...
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8 days ago

Kentucky Basketball recruiting targets set to compete in All-Star games

Several potential Wildcats will play in Under Armour and Nike Events Under Armour and Nike are two major players in the high school basketball recruiting scene and each company is gearing up for major All-Star games to be held this weekend, with several Kentucky targets competing in each. The Under Armour Elite 24 game is entering its 11th year of collecting some of the top prep...
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8 days ago

Kentucky Football: C.J. Conrad Wants To Be Like Gronk

Kentucky football has a gifted playmaker in sophomore tight end C.J. Conrad. He’s set an ambitious goal for himself. Mark Stoops has Kentucky football primed and ready to break out in 2016. He and his coaching staff, including co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw, are working to change the team’s identity. The epitome of […] Kentucky Football: C.J....
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8 days ago

Kentucky fans wanted, write for Wildcat Blue Nation

Wildcat Blue Nation has steadily grown as FanSided’s home for Kentucky Wildcats athletics coverage dating back to when the site was first launched in early 2009. The Wildcats have seen the full gamut of on-field successes and failures in that time, and the staff here on site has been through it all with them. The constant has always […] Kentucky fans wanted, write for Wildcat...
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8 days ago

Kentucky Football First-Half Season Preview

A look at the first six games for the Football Cats. Earlier, I previewed the Kentucky Wildcats' season opener and conference opener. Today I want to look at the next four games on the schedule. This first half is pivotal for the program to take the steps it needs to start making noise in the conference and hopefully get back to getting to a bowl game yearly. The way it usually...
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8 days ago

Kentucky Football: Drew Barker Impressing Coaching Staff

Kentucky football may soon see a turnaround with Drew Barker under center. He’s turning heads at Kentucky Wildcats scrimmages with his decision making. There’s a new sheriff in town for Kentucky football. Though he was present in 2015-16, the Kentucky Wildcats are helping Drew Barker build an entirely new identity and reputation as a person and player. […] Kentucky Football...
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9 days ago

News and Notes from Monday's Football Practice

The offense continues to improve, but the defense needs to catch up. Last Saturday after the Kentucky Wildcats' first scrimmage of fall camp, head coach Mark Stoops said he needed to watch the film before making an assessment of the team performed. Well, the verdict from the head honcho is in, and the news is positive as the team heads into their second full week of practice. ...
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9 days ago

Trae Young planning fall commitment; Kentucky Wildcats still in lead

Trae Young revealed a significant bit of news regarding when he may commit. It looks like Trae Young will not wait until the spring to make his decision. In a recent interview with the Oklahoman, Young revealed that he's planning a December commitment, though did make sure to add "but anything can happen.” That's key since November 9-16 is the early signing period, which means...
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9 days ago

Al Michaels photobombed by Kentucky fan

Blue gets in. Whether it's halfway across the country or halfway around the world, blue gets in. That's been the case in the Rio Olympics, where fans donning Kentucky Wildcats gear have popped up throughout the many events, and for good reason. Former UK rifle teamer Henri Junghänel, discus thrower Andrew Evans, runners Leah Nugent, Luis Orta and Mikel Thomas join current...
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10 days ago

Kentucky Football: Darius West Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Kentucky football has sustained an early blow to its bowl game aspirations. Starting safety Darius West suffered a season-ending injury. The Kentucky Wildcats have gone 5-7 in each of the past two seasons. Though a bowl game appearance has been elusive, optimism exists for the 2016 Wildcats. Unfortunately, Kentucky football will be without one of its most […] Kentucky Football...
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11 days ago

Kentucky Football: Takeaways from first major scrimmage

A lot of takeaways from an overall productive scrimmage that, unfortunately, included some key injuries and concerning developments.  The Kentucky Wildcats had their first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday, and head coach Mark Stoops, offensive coordinator Eddie Gran, and defensive coordinator DJ Eliot were available to the press to provide some insights into how the team did....
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11 days ago

Kentucky Wildcats Football: Darius West out for the Season

And the hits keep on coming for the defense. A week after it was announced that  defensive tackle Regie Meant was taking a leave of absence from the team due to personal reasons and in all likelihood would not return, Mark Stoops revealed today that sophomore safety Darius West will miss the season because he injured his patellar tendon. He was a projected starter. From Jen Smith...
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11 days ago

Kentucky Football: Drew Barker Facing High Expectations

Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw has set high standards for Kentucky football sophomore Drew Barker. As the Kentucky basketball program flourishes, Kentucky football hasn’t been quite as fortunate. In three years under head coach Mark Stoops, the Kentucky Wildcats have gone 12-24 overall and 4-20 in the SEC. Recently hired co-offensive coordinator...
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12 days ago

Kentucky Basketball: Bam Adebayo Could Be Special

Bam Adebayo is the most enigmatic of the Kentucky Wildcats’ top recruits. If all goes according to plan, he could be a Kentucky standout and an NBA star. John Calipari never ceases to amaze with his prowess as a recruiter. No matter how it is that he manages to get the job done, Calipari always seems to […] Kentucky Basketball: Bam Adebayo Could Be Special - Wildcat Blue Nation...
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12 days ago

Charles Walker gets Kentucky Football scholarship (video)

Former St. Xavier star Charles Walker is now a scholarship player at UK. Charles Walker is no longer a walk-on receiver for the Kentucky Wildcats. Now, Walker is a scholarship player, which he became Friday as head coach Mark Stoops awarded the junior for all he's done for UK. Never been more proud! This guy is so deserving! pic.twitter.com/YJlOFyIQMv — Mark Stoops...
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12 days ago

Lloyd Tubman joins Austin Peay; Will face Kentucky Wildcats this season

Lloyd Tubman will be playing college football in 2016, and he'll get a chance to face the Kentucky Wildcats. In a new exclusive with The Leaf-Chronicle, Tubman revealed that he's joined the Austin Peay Governors in the FCS. Originally, Tubman was a four-star recruit out of Louisville Seneca and ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Kentucky behind Matt Elam and Drew Barker in the...
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12 days ago
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