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Hood adds former Florida standout Skalaski to football staff as EKU associate head coach

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Charlie Skalaski, III will join the Eastern Kentucky University football program as associate head coach, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, head coach Dean Hood said.   Skalaski brings a host of collegiate and professional coaching experience with him to …

Jamie Vaught: Latest college football books not showing a lot of love for Stoops’ Wildcats

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  When you pick up a copy of a new college football yearbook, it’s going to be the same old story about the Kentucky Wildcats, who have struggled for years to be respectable in very tough SEC.   Like nearly …

Former UK star Tamme, EKU’s Jones going into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

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University of Kentucky football great Jacob Tamme, who has been a star in the National Football League since his rookie year in 2008, has been selected as a 2015 inductee into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame and will …

Eastern Kentucky, OVC rushing leader Mobley named preseason All-American

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Senior running back Dy’Shawn Mobley has been named a preseason All-American by Athlon Sports.   Mobley helped the Eastern Kentucky University football team finish 9-4 in 2014 and advance to the NCAA FCS playoffs.   As a junior, Mobley earned …

Cornwall, Gahafer among Eagles selected to preseason USA College All-America team

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  Seven members of the Morehead State football program have been named preseason All-Americans by USA College Football.   Senior slot receiver Justin Cornwall was named to the first team as a return specialist, while six others earned honorable mention …

Wildcats will open The New CWS against Louisiana Lafayette under the lights

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  The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have announced broadcast selections and game times for the first three weeks of the 2015 football season, including Kentucky’s season opener and grand opening of The New CWS against UL Lafayette on Saturday, Sept. …

It’s only June, but Governor’s Cup luncheon provides a chance to talk UK-U of L football

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   FRANKFORT, Ky. — Under gray skies, the chilly air had the nip of a late fall day. Perfect football weather. So why not get together and talk about the Louisville-Kentucky football rivalry?   …

MacGinnis, Williams lead five Wildcats named to All-SEC preseason football teams

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  Five University of Kentucky football players were named to Phil Steele’s 2015 Preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams Tuesday, including sophomore placekicker Austin MacGinnis, who was selected to the first team after his impressive redshirt freshman season last fall.   Joining …

Sports Notes: Maybe it’s just the timing, but why isn’t there more buzz about UK football?

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  Maybe it’s just the timing. Folks are concentrating on graduations and planning summer vacations. The official start of summer is still three weeks away and Kentucky won’t kick off the 2015 football season for 96 days.   Do you …

Kentucky center Toth named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List for top lineman

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Kentucky football center Jon Toth has been named to the 2015 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List.   As a freshman, Toth was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches after helping three different UK players rush for 400-plus …

New design of playing surface at CWS uses updated UK logo, checkerboard end zone

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  With a $120 million renovation entering its final stages, a new synthetic surface is set to be installed this month at The New CWS. On Thursday, the design of the new field was unveiled.   UK Athletics’ new interlocking …

Billy Reed: Reaction to silly ‘Deflategate’ shows how cynical society is about cheaters

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  My reaction to Deflategate: The Sequel is pretty much the same as the first go-round last winter. The whole stupid thing is vastly overblown.   Whether Tom Brady and his equipment-manager buddies did or did not let air out …

Morehead assistant, former Boone County star Craig Mullins loses battle with cancer

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By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward   Craig Mullins, a former Boone County High School football player who became a nationally recognized coach, lost his battle with cancer on Monday morning. He was 45 years old.   Mullins was diagnosed …

Saints’ record-setting running back Hayden
to get a look from the Baltimore Ravens

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  Former Thomas More College running back Domonique Hayden (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian Academy) has earned a try-out by National Football League’s (NFL) Baltimore Ravens.   Hayden has been invited for a try-out during the Ravens’ Rookie Camp this month in …

Sports Notes: Better late than never, Dupree just glad his name was called by the Steelers

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  When former Kentucky pass rusher Bud Dupree heard his named called by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who took him with the 22nd pick of the first round of the NFL Draft, he joined some fairly select company.   Since the …