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Jamie Vaught: Lots to like about Cats’ win, but Ohio should provide stiffer challenge


  Some leftovers from Saturday’s UK-UT Martin college football game:   – Second-year coach Mark Stoops’ troops are off to a great start after blasting the Skyhawks from UT Martin in a 45-point blowout. Even though UT Martin is a …

Ashley Scoby: Heard makes the most of his two carries, sparks UK’s 59-14 win in opener


  Braylon Heard may just hang it up, according to Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown. With a 58 yards-per-carry average, Heard could go down in history with that kind of number.   Of course, Brown was just joking after Kentucky’s …

Western Kentucky enjoys record-setting offensive output in winning opener, 59-31


  Brandon Doughty threw for a school-record 569 yards and six touchdowns to help Western Kentucky beat Bowling Green State 59-31 on Friday night in the head coaching debuts of Jeff Brohm and Dino Babers.   Brohm’s Hilltoppers had a …

‘Battle of Highway 55′ goes to Lindsey Wilson after first ever football win at Campbellsville


  No. 18 Lindsey Wilson withstood a fierce second-half rally by host Campbellsville to secure a 44-40 victory over the Tigers on Thursday evening at Ron Finley Stadium.   The win gave the Blue Raiders bragging rights in the Battle …

Stoops says Wildcats will pick up the practice pace late in the week to be more game ready


  It was Kentucky’s habit a season ago to hold one final full practice on Thursday of game week before a lighter practice on Friday in preparation for Game Day.   But head coach Mark Stoops is flipping the script …

Colonels pile up 407 yards on the ground, overcome turnovers to rout Robert Morris


  Eastern Kentucky piled up 407 yards rushing Thursday and rolled to a convincing 29-10 victory over host Robert Morris in the Colonels’ season-opener.   Newcomer Dy’Shawn Mobley led the charge with 142 yards on the ground and senior quarterback …

City, UK officials highlight changes in game day operations due to new CWS renovations


  While University of Kentucky head football Coach Mark Stoops and his staff are working hard together with the Wildcat players to ‘Change The Game’ on the field this season, there are plenty of changes in store for fans attending …

Eastern Kentucky gets jump on football season, travels to Robert Morris for opener


  Eastern Kentucky get an early start to its football season as the Colonels travel to Moon Township, Pa., to take on Robert Morris at 7 p.m. Thursday.   This will mark the eighth time in the last nine seasons …

Eliot says Wildcats are healthy and ‘ready to play’ as opener with UT-Martin approaches


  If Kentucky’s players are nervous as the final days pass before the Wildcats’ season-opener against Tennessee-Martin, it isn’t showing in practice.   UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot called Wednesday’s session another day of productive work.   “We had a …

Former Centre All-American kicker Gay
has shot to gain NFL roster spot with Bills


  After being released by the Carolina Panthers recently, Centre alum Jordan Gay will have a second chance to make a 2014 NFL roster after being claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.   Gay, a 2013 Centre graduate, had …

Experienced Hilltoppers prepared for Friday’s ‘Battle of Bowling Greens’ gridiron matchup


With just two practices standing in the way of the “Battle of Bowling Greens,” Jeff Brohm and his Western Kentucky Hilltopper football team continued preparations for their 2014 season opener, set for Friday night against Bowling Green in Houchens Industries-L.T. …

UK’s progress pleases Stoops so much, he decides to surprise the media with the news


  The schedule calls for Mark Stoops to talk to the media on Mondays and Thursdays during game week, with Kentucky’s offensive and defensive coaches available on Tuesday and Wednesday. After his weekly media luncheon on Monday, Stoops was supposed …

Louisville football fans anticipating shift
to ACC, return of Petino to the sidelines


The anticipation has been building for the start of the University of Louisville football season, considering the long-awaited entrance into the ACC has been in the works for over year, but most of the excitement has centered around the return …

Billy Reed: Simms uses national platform to broaden debate on offensive sports mascots


Only a few days after becoming embroiled in the bitter Washington Redskins’ nickname debate, Phil Simms will visit a university that has been home to perhaps the most famous Native American athletes since Jim Thorpe was performing wondrous deeds for …

Stoops says his young Wildcats ready to hit
the field, show fans they’ve got what it takes


  By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor   It’s been just over a week since Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops answered the question he’s been asked most frequently since the 2013 season ended.   Who’s your starting quarterback?   …