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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 …

Kentucky linebacker Dupree goes in first round to Steelers; Parker picked by Dolphins

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  Kentucky linebacker/defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 22nd overall selection of the 2015 National Football League Draft Thursday night in Chicago.   Louisville’s DeVante Parker was also a first-round pick, going to …

Ashley Scoby: Following final spring practice, Stoops sees signs Cats are on the right track

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  In a sport that’s built off bone-crushing tackles and brute strength, going “through the motions” as a football player is perhaps even more unacceptable than in any other sport. So consistency, although often used as a buzzword in other …

Ashley Scoby: UK spring football update comes with a new quarterback controversy

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  Kentucky football is much like being a fan of the Chicago Cubs: “This is our year” gets tossed around each preseason like it’s a requirement. And with head coach Mark Stoops at the helm for what will be his …

Stoops opens Wildcats’ Saturday football practice session at Nutter Center to public

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  University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops will open practice Saturday, April 11, for fans and media.   The open practice, which will start at noon, will be held on the Tim Couch Practice Fields at the Nutter …

First scrimmage of spring practice leaves Kentucky’s Stoops all smiles as QBs shine

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  Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops was enthused following his team’s first scrimmage of spring practice Saturday at the Tim Couch Practice Fields, a workout that was open to the public and media.   “Got some really good work in …

Kentucky football practice session at Nutter Training Center Saturday to be open to public

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  University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops will open practice Saturday for fans and media, beginning at 10:30 a.m.   The open session will be held on the Tim Couch Practice Fields at the Nutter Training Center. The …

UK Football Signing Day: With recruiting over, coaches switch to development mode

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  The value of forgetfulness is encouraged in myriad forms – coaches preaching memory loss to their interception-friendly quarterbacks, a rap song telling you to brush dirt off your shoulders. Regardless of how people invite short memories into their lives, …

Both Conference USA divisional football champions set to visit Western Kentucky

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  Western Kentucky’s 2015 schedule will include visits to Bowling Green by both of last year’s Conference USA division champions.   WKU will play host to three C-USA foes who finished in the top two of their divisions in 2014, …

Tamme, Buffone, Jones among inductees for ’15 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame class

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The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2015 and they include Jacob Tamme, Aaron Jones, Doug Buffone and Gil Mains.   In addition, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was named the winner of the Blanton Collier …