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Jamie Vaught: Kentucky’s Stoops not yet ready to declare 2014 season a success

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  There is an old saying that you can throw the records out the window when two heated rivals — such as Kentucky and Louisville — clash in sporting events, including Saturday’s 12 noon pigskin showdown on ESPN2 between the …

Coaches bringing young Wildcats up to speed about meaning of Kentucky-Louisville rivalry

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  Creating a consistent learning environment in the Nutter Training Facility is all part of having a roster consisting of 64 percent underclassmen.   With Kentucky preparing for its regular-season finale at No. 23 Louisville at noon on Saturday, the …

Record-setting back Mobley named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year

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  Eastern Kentucky University running back Dy’Shawn Mobley was named the Ohio Valley Conference Football Offensive Player of the Year while five other Colonels earned All-OVC accolades.   Mobley, who transferred from UK last summer, is the first EKU running …

UK football program an honorable mention choice for Academic Achievement Award

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The Kentucky football program has been recognized for its graduation rate by the American Football Coaches Association, the Touchdown Club of Memphis announced.   Kentucky received honorable mention for the AFCA’s Academic Achievement Award, which is presented annually to the …

EKU brings more playoff experience against Indiana State, but needs to break losing skid

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  Eastern Kentucky will make its 21 appearance in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday when it hosts Indiana State, but the Colonels will be looking to snap a six-game postseason losing streak.   EKU (9-3) and Indiana State …

Sports Notes: WKU hopes new Conference USA ties lead to a bowl game appearance

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  It’s easy to forget now, what with Western Kentucky standing at 6-5, riding a three-game winning streak and making itself eligible for a bowl game for the fourth year in a row, but first-year head coach Jeff Brohm’s team …

Russ Brown: First or last, UK-Louisville game will define bowl aspirations for both programs

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE — Are there oranges in Louisville’s football future?   Before last Saturday’s 31-28 upset of Notre Dame on the road, the Cardinals (8-3) were ticketed for either the Sun Bowl in El …

Eastern Kentucky grabs at-large bid to NCAA playoffs, will face Indiana State Saturday

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  Eastern Kentucky received one of 13 at-large bids to the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs and will host Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Indiana State in the first round Saturday at 1 p.m. at Roy Kidd Stadium.   …

First visit to Notre Dame memorable as Louisville comes away with big win over Irish

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  Louisville made sure its first trip to South Bend, Ind., was a memorable one. A missed Irish field goal in the final moments helped make it happen   In the first meeting between the two schools located less than …

Western Kentucky sets offensive mark, gains bowl eligibility again with impressive victory

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  Western Kentucky got the win it needed to become bowl-eligible and set a school record on offense in the process.   Quarterback Brandon Doughty completed 26 of 35 passes for 346 yards and five touchdowns Saturday and Western Kentucky …

Russ Brown: Showdown at Notre Dame figures to be a big one for Louisville, Petrino

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   Growing up in Helena, Montana, Bobby Petrino spent most Saturday mornings in front of the television watching Lindsay Nelson host a show featuring highlights from the previous day’s Notre Dame football game.   …

Ashley Scoby: Win over Louisville, spot in a bowl game would put the icing on the cake

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  Say you’re making a cupcake. You mix just enough batter to make a three-inches-across pastry with no frills. But when you open the oven, a whole, fluffy cake is there.   And suddenly, you find a can of frosting …

Eastern Kentucky wraps up 2014 season
with program’s first visit to SEC foe Florida

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  Eastern Kentucky travels to Gainesville Saturday to take on Southeastern Conference for Florida and the Colonels will be looking for their 10th win of the season, a plateau they haven’t reached since 1994.   This is the 15th straight …

Bowling Green will continue to host high school football championships through 2018

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association officially extended its agreements with Russell Athletic and Western Kentucky University to partner and host the state football finals through 2018 in a press conference in Bowling Green.   The KHSAA Board of Control …

List of new experiences for Louisville, Petrino will now include football trip to Notre Dame

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  The University of Louisville’s first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference has provided a lot of excitement and provided the Cardinals with some interesting experiences and one of the best might come this weekend when the Cardinals make their …