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No. 2 Seminoles overcome early Louisville advantage, roll Cards to keep title hopes alive

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  Louisville jumped out to a 21-0 lead over No. 2 Florida State Thursday, but the Seminoles rallied behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston to take a 42-31 win at Papa John’s Stadium.   Winston threw three touchdown passes to …

Ashley Scoby: For UK’s Dupree, getting that first road win equals a rowdy plane trip home

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  Bud Dupree has had a few too many quiet plane rides in his lifetime – or at least in his career at Kentucky.   Since he arrived at UK, Dupree – and the rest of his senior class – …

EKU road warriors seek to keep pressure on in OVC race, face last-place Tennessee State

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  Eastern Kentucky will try to keep the pressure on Jacksonville State in the Ohio Valley Conference football race Saturday when the Colonels travel to Tennessee State for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Tigers.   The Colonels, ranked 16th …

Blue Raiders post highest football ranking; UPIKE’s Jackson Offensive Player of Week

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The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced, the highest national ranking in the history of the Blue Raiders’ program.   Lindsey Wilson, coming off a …

Brown sees improving UK running game as critical factor as Missouri looms on horizon

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  One of the major focuses for Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown heading into this week’s game at Missouri was improving the running game.   After the Wildcats opened the year with at least 230 rushing yards in three of …

Sports Notes: Mumme brings Air Raid back to Kentucky, but Blue Raiders steal his thunder

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  Kentucky’s Air Raid offense was on national display last Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium, but two hours to the southwest, the original architect of the hurry-up attack could also be seen calling plays.   Far from the shiny CBS trucks …

Petrino, Cardinals have another spot on the big stage against No. 2 Florida State, Winston

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  The 2014 season has been one of new experiences for the University of Louisville football program.   In addition to making its debut as the newest member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Cardinals have been given the opportunity …

EKU running back Mobley gains third OVC Newcomer of the Week award of the season

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For the third time this season, running back Dy’Shawn Mobley was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week following his performance in Eastern Kentucky’s 33-21 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday.   Mobley rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns …

Jamie Vaught: Despite loss to No. 1 Bulldogs, Towles is becoming a star on national scene

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In 1997 we had Heisman Trophy candidate Peyton Manning of No. 5 Tennessee and Tim Couch of unranked Kentucky in a passing shootout, tossing for nearly 1,000 yards at Commonwealth Stadium.   In 2014 we had Heisman Trophy candidate Dak …

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 …