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Ashley Scoby: ‘Almost’ just not quite good enough as UK falls to top-ranked Bulldogs

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  Almost.   It was a perfect dime dropped by quarterback Patrick Towles into the hands of Ryan Timmons in the end zone for a touchdown that would have pulled Kentucky to within one possession of No. 1 Mississippi State …

Mobley, McClain combine to help No. 18 EKU
to 33-21 OVC victory over Southeast Missouri

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  Eastern Kentucky never trailed in its 2014 homecoming game and the No. 18 Colonels fought off visiting Southeast Missouri for a 33-21 win.   Junior running back Dy’Shawn Mobley tallied three touchdown runs, including the game-clincher with 2:21 remaining …

Billy Reed: Month filled with critical football games could muscle hoops out of spotlight

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Beginning on Saturday, Louisville and Kentucky will embark upon what I believe to be the most important, interesting and significant 35-day period in the history of major-college football in the commonwealth. Heck, it might even be exciting enough to detract …

Northington to be featured in CBS Sports documentary about integrating the SEC

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CBS Sports Network will present “Forward Progress: The Integration of SEC Football,” a one-hour documentary about Nate Northington, the first African American football player in the Southeastern Conference, and the impact his arrival had on the University of Kentucky, the …

Ashley Scoby: No. 1 Mississippi State not exactly UK’s ideal homecoming opponent

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  When the University of Kentucky scheduled its homecoming festivities for the week of the Mississippi State game, it probably didn’t expect the Bulldogs to be the No. 1 ranked team in America.   That is the case, though, and …

Western Kentucky’s matchup with Monarchs features two of nation’s best passing attacks

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  Western Kentucky’s aerial attack will be on display at Smith Stadium Saturday as the Hilltoppers host C-USA foe Old Dominion at 3 p.m. – a game designated as a “Blackout” as the Tops will don their black uniforms while …

High-scoring offenses highlight Eastern Kentucky-Southeast Missouri matchup

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  Eastern Kentucky will try to rebound from its first loss of the season Saturday when it entertains Southeast Missouri for Homecoming. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. at Roy Kidd Stadium.   The Colonels, ranked 18th in the latest …

With top-ranked Mississippi State on the horizon, Cats working to forget LSU loss

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  As much as he may have wanted to, Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown couldn’t just throw away the tape from Saturday’s blowout loss at LSU.   Even though it’s a painful reminder, there’s too much to be gained from …

Sports Notes: Performance at LSU turns feel-good Kentucky season into big question mark

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  What a difference a week makes in the life of a rebuilding college football program.   Just seven days ago, Kentucky Wildcat fans were talking about pulling an upset of unranked but still talented LSU at Tiger Stadium, a …

Lindsey Wilson moves up three spots in latest NAIA football poll; Georgetown rated No. 6

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  Lindsey Wilson moved up three spots to No. 14 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 156 total voting points from the panel of national raters. For the …

Jamie Vaught: Calipari unfazed by UK’s No. 1 ranking, will take unconventional approach

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  John Calipari covered nearly everything during his 45-minute news conference at Kentucky’s annual basketball Media Day festivities late last week. And he was in a pretty good humor.   The 55-year-old coach, who is beginning his sixth year at …

Eastern Kentucky blows big lead as Tennessee Tech halts Colonels’ six-game winning streak

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  Eastern Kentucky had a seemingly comfortable 31-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but host Tennessee Tech rallied for a 39-31 victory Saturday night at Tucker Stadium.   The loss was the first of the season for the No. …

LSU defense shuts down Wildcats’ attack, Tigers romp to easy win in Death Valley

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  Facing arguably its toughest test of the season, the Kentucky football team suffered a 41-3 loss to LSU Saturday night in front of 101,581 at Tiger Stadium.   The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), who saw their three-game winning …

Louisville builds early lead, then scores late TD to clinch ACC win over N.C. State, 30-18

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  Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off North Carolina State 30-18 in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup on Saturday.   The Wolfpack (4-4, 0-4 Atlantic …

Long scoring pass play in final minutes lifts Florida Atlantic over Western Kentucky

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  Jaquez Johnson connected with Lucky Whitehead on a 61-yard pass play with 1:23 left and Florida Atlantic rallied for a 45-38 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday.   The Owls (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA) trailed 38-28 entering the fourth …