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Kentucky announces Jalen Whitlow will leave football program after decision to transfer

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Jalen Whitlow, who started eight games for Kentucky at quarterback last season, has decided to transfer, the school announced Wednesday.   “We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him. I thank Jalen for his contributions …

Centre research team finds NCAA Division I athletes less likely to report concussions

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  A research study led by Centre College senior Gordon Duren found that NCAA Division I athletes are significantly less willing to report concussion symptoms to their coaches than Division III athletes.   Also participating on the research team were …

Colonels’ spring offense, defense in close competition in second scrimmage of year

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  The Eastern Kentucky University football team held its second scrimmage of the spring season Saturday and for the second straight time, the offense barely edged the defense by a margin of 19-16.   The defense was sharp in the …

Offense, defense battle on equal footing during second Kentucky football scrimmage

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  It was a rare scrimmage for Kentucky football. Mark Stoops (addressing media above. Photo from UKAthletics) didn’t leave the scrimmage — UK’s second of the spring — thinking one side of the ball had the better of the action …

Kentucky offense bounces back strong after spirited midweek workout, Brown says

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The back-and-forth between Kentucky’s two units continued on Wednesday, with the offense bouncing back during what offensive coordinator Neal Brown called a “really good, spirited” practice.   “Pretty good work today,” head coach Mark Stoops said. “Good energy. Offense responded …

UK coaches address QB situation after third spring practice; Stoops pleased with progress

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University of Kentucky football offensive coordinator Neal Brown said after the team’s third spring practice Wednesday that the No. 1 focus this offseason at every offensive position was “fundamental improvement.” After lacing on the shoulder pads for the first time …

Brent Musberger and Jesse Palmer named lead commentary team on SEC Network

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Sports broadcasting legend Brent Musburger will be joined by college football analyst Jesse Palmer in the booth every Saturday on the SEC Network when it launches next fall. The Hall of Fame sportscaster and the former Florida quarterback have each …

Would a proposed play-clock rule change
force Kentucky’s Air Raid offense to slow?

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  The NCAA Football Rules Committee proposed two new rules at its meeting in Indianapolis that concluded Wednesday. One made sense—to eliminate a 15-yard penalty for targeting if the mandatory video review of the play overturns a player’s ejection—and the …

Former UK linebacker Avery Williamson invited to participate in 2014 NFL Combine

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  Former Kentucky middle linebacker Avery Williamson was one of 35 linebackers invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, according to a NFLDraftScout.com report Thursday.   Williamson was the only former Wildcat invited to the Combine, according to the report. …

EKU Colonels’ 19-member recruiting class strengthens defensive and offensive lines

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Eastern Kentucky University head football coach Dean Hood signed 19 student-athletes to the Colonels team on Feb. 5. The focus of the 2014 class was along the trenches as nine of the 19 signees are either linemen or tight ends. …

Kentucky signs record-setting football class, including top talent from Kentucky and Ohio

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  It felt real when Matt Elam committed to Kentucky last week, the five-star defensive tackle from Elizabethtown who chose to build something with Mark Stoops and the Wildcats instead of fall in to the destruction assembly line at Alabama. …

From the halftime Super Bowl commercial, UK’s early enrollees adopt mantra: Why not?

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  Kentucky’s seven early enrolles in the class of 2014—five high schoolers and two junior college transfers—were featured in the last few seconds of the commercial that played in Lexington at halftime of the Super Bowl on Sunday.   That …

Five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam
chooses Kentucky football over Alabama

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  ELIZABETHTOWN — Matt Elam, a five-star defensive tackle from Elizabethtown, further confirmed Kentucky’s emergence in the national football recruiting scene. Elam sat at a table on the stage at John Hardin High School’s Performing Arts Center and announced he …

Construction of new football practice facility to be voted for approval at Friday meeting

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  Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart will ask the University’s Board of Trustees to approve construction on a new football training facilities project that is expected to cost $45 million, according to the agenda for the Board of Trustees’ Athletics …

Mark Perry, former Wildcat player and coach, named Lexington Catholic football coach

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Mark Perry has been named Lexington Catholic’s third head football coach in the program’s 23-season history.  Perry brings a wealth of experience to the football program and Lexington Catholic is extremely pleased to have him on board for the 2014 season. …