Kentucky sets out to simplify the offense under Shannon Dawson

The Wildcats are hoping that limiting the responsibilities of reading the signals from the sidelines to just the quarterback, as opposed to all 11 players on the field reading the signals, will smooth out the offense in Shannon Dawson's first season in Lexington.  The Herald-Ledger caught up with some of the offensive players to discuss the changes being implimented this offseason...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky shines in final open practice

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The renovations at Commonwealth Stadium created a one-year hiatus for Kentucky's annual Blue-White spring game, leaving Wildcats coach Mark Stoops to measure growth through practice. That included Saturday's final open workout featuring a scrimmage which had the coach encouraged with two more practices next week. ''It was the most consistent week that we've had...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoops: Wildcats progressed despite 5-7 finish

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky showed it's heading in the right direction under Mark Stoops, getting within a win of bowl eligibility in the coach's second season and ending a 16-game Southeastern Conference drought. But the Wildcats still have a ways to go. They finished with a losing record again after failing to win one of their final six contests. To get over the next hurdle they...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Louisville outlasts rival Kentucky 44-40

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Brandon Radcliff ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 2:47 remaining and safety Gerod Holliman sealed it with an NCAA record-tying 14th interception with 35 seconds left, helping No. 24 Louisville earn a wild 44-40 victory over Kentucky on Saturday. No lead was safe in a back-and-forth game between rivals that got physical before kickoff. Louisville coach Bobby Petrino...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Kentucky at Louisville Keys to Victory

ESPN’s ACC reporter Andrea Adelson and SEC reporter Greg Ostendorf broke down the UK at U of L game. You can check out their entire preview by clicking here. Here’s a look at their keys to victory. Key to victory for Kentucky: Quarterback Patrick Towles threw for at least 200 yards and a touchdown in six of Kentucky’s first eight games. The Wildcats were 5-3 during that stretch...
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Is Banned From Kentucky Football’s Practice Facility For Louisville Week

When most think of the Kentucky vs. Louisville rivalry, they think of basketball, but the intrastate rivalry gets pretty heated on the gridiron as well. This year’s game has even more meaning for Kentucky, losers of five straight games, as the Wildcats need a win over a very strong Louisville team to clinch bowl eligibility. Kentucky’s preparing for this huge game by banning...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A Couple Louisville Media Members Are Saying It’s ‘Karma’ That Kentucky’s QB Got Hurt Against Tennessee

Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles suffered an ankle injury during this afternoon’s contest against Tennessee. The sophomore dual threat had to leave the game and head to the locker room to be evaluated, but has since returned to the contest.  A couple Louisville radio hosts appeared to be somewhat pleased that Towles was hurt, an emotion that stemmed from a comment made earlier...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Towles leaves vs. Tennessee with injury

The Kentucky Wildcats lost starting quarterback Patrick Towles during the first quarter of their game vs. Tennessee. Towles was sacked on a 3rd-down play in the Vols redzone that forced UK to settle for a field goal. It didn’t appear that Towles was injured on the play, but hew did not come back onto the […]
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Coach Mark Richt Thinks Patrick Towles Will Play in the NFL

Although Kentucky’s performance on Saturday was one most would likely choose to forget, Georgia head coach Mark Richt had a surprising amount of praise for the Wildcats’ offense. “I think they’re one of the best offensive teams in the league,” Richt said of Kentucky’s offense immediately after the game. “When you watched their film, they’re […]
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Returns to Old Self, Doubles Kentucky 63-31

If the Georgia Bulldogs wanted to make a statement against Kentucky following the embarrassment it received last week against Florida, all it needed to do was turn it its return game.Georgia's Isaiah McKenzie returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and the Bulldogs never looked back to a win that the Bulldogs needed more for themselves than to quiet the football media...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia at Kentucky: Five Things to Know

Don’t let the game fool you – Georgia travels to Kentucky this weekend with plenty to prove to itself and the football gods. Last week’s blowout loss to rival Florida was not supposed to happen. The running game was supposed to take control, Hutson Mason was supposed to manage a game that led to a Bulldogs victory and almost assuredly would have put the Bulldogs in the SEC...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky looking to end 3-game losing streak

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark isn't happy that his team's sixth victory has suddenly become elusive. Once on the cusp of becoming bowl eligible with a 5-1 start, the Wildcats (5-4, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) have lost consecutive conference games to LSU, top-ranked Mississippi State and Missouri. In comes No. 17 Georgia (6-2, 4-2) on Saturday, smarting from an upset...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri beats Kentucky 20-10

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Maty Mauk completed 18 of 33 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns - both to Bud Sasser - to lead Missouri past Kentucky in a 20-10 win Saturday. Mauk added another 75 yards on the ground, picking up four first downs, and completed 10 consecutive passes in the first half, including a 26-yard toss to a streaking Sasser in the end zone over defender J.D. Harmon...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri beats Kentucky; Florida hammers Georgia; Tigers now lead SEC East

The Kentucky Wildcats couldn’t overcome their offensive mistakes and dropped a hard-fought contest to the Missouri Tigers, 20-10. Missouri terrorized Patrick Towles all game long, and the offense recorded just 260 total yards, many of which came in the fourth quarter when Mizzou was ahead 2-3 scores. The Tigers rushed 45 times for 156 yards, and QB […]
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Tops Kentucky Football 45-31: Recap and Highlights

Kentucky’s first drive stalled out at the Cats’ own 38-yard line after one first drive on a Patrick Towles scramble. The Wildcats defense struggled in stopping the Bulldogs on their first drive, which resulted in a 12-yard touchdown run by running back Josh Robinson. Kentucky’s next drive started off at the 22-yard line and the […]
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky prepares to host No. 1 Mississippi State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Mississippi State's recent domination of Kentucky has been struggle. The Bulldogs have won five straight against the Wildcats to draw within a game of tying the series entering Saturday's 42nd meeting. But four of the past six games between the schools have been decided by a touchdown or less, including MSU's 28-22 win last year in Starkville with the Bulldogs...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky set to take on No. 1 Mississippi State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky's recent stage fright at LSU hasn't changed players' belief that they can handle the national spotlight. The Wildcats want to make sure they perform better against top-ranked Mississippi State in Saturday's nationally televised homecoming showdown. After six games of doing many things right, Kentucky (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) regressed during...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pick 6: Six Takeaways from UK’s 41-3 loss at LSU

The game ended late on Saturday night and then the Bengals got crushed yesterday, so I haven’t really been in the mood to write. Well, better than late than never, here are my takeaways from LSU’s crushing of the Wildcats. Bad starts have got to stop – They were able to overcome rough starts in their last two games, but you can’t do that in Death Valley. You can’t do that...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Numerous Wildcats have contributed on offense

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) One of the most satisfying aspects of Kentucky's best start in seven years is that multiple players have contributed on offense. Shared responsibility between Wildcats running backs and receivers has culminated in an offense that ranks sixth in the Southeastern Conference at 448.5 yards per game. And Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 SEC) aims to use everybody available on...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fans Are Furious At The SEC Network, Got #FreeBigBlueMadness Trending On Twitter, Flooded ESPN With Complaints

The passion and magnitude of Kentucky basketball’s fan base has been showcased greatly over the last 24 hours.  This Friday, the Wildcats’ season tip-off event, Big Blue Madness, is taking place. Most years, with Kentucky being one of the premier programs in the country, it’s an event that is televised by ESPN. This year, the SEC Network has the rights to the event, but as...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky throttles Louisiana-Monroe 48-14

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Patrick Towles threw three touchdown passes and Kentucky returned two interceptions for TDs as the Wildcats overcame a 14-3 deficit with 45 unanswered points for a 48-14 victory on Saturday. Sluggish on both sides of the ball through the first 22 minutes, the Wildcats (5-1) awoke to surge ahead on Towles' 83-yard TD pass to Javess Blue and Josh Forrest's 29-yard...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pick 6: Six Takeaways from Kentucky’s 48-14 win over Louisiana Monroe

After last week’s win over South Carolina, Kentucky needed to roll past ULM to continue their momentum. After a slow start that is exactly what they did. Here are my six takeaways. Slow starts have got to stop – Kentucky cannot continue to start like this and continue to win. This is now two weeks in a row where the Cats have done absolutely nothing in the first quarter. On...
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky aims to avoid letdown vs Louisiana-Monroe

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky's sole mission after its biggest win under coach Mark Stoops is avoiding a letdown. Though the euphoria has subsided from last week's stunning upset of South Carolina, the Wildcats (4-1) look to maintain their roll against nonconference opponent Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) on Saturday. A victory puts Kentucky within a win of becoming bowl eligible, a once...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fights Back to Drop South Carolina… and the Rebuilding Label

It’s time to retire the “rebuilding” label that everyone wants to attach to Kentucky football. With the way the Wildcats fought back against South Carolina on Saturday night, “bowl-bound team” is a more accurate description. Make no mistake about it: UK beat a very good football team. After all, the Gamecocks have already defeated two ranked teams this season (Georgia and...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fights Back to Drop South Carolina… and the Rebuilding Label

It’s time to retire the “rebuilding” label that everyone wants to attach to Kentucky football. With the way the Wildcats fought back against South Carolina on Saturday night, “bowl-bound team” is a more accurate description. Make no mistake about it: UK beat a very good football team. After all, the Gamecocks have already defeated two ranked teams this season (Georgia and...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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