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Season Preview: Annual Kentucky
Football Kickoff Luncheon set for Friday

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The annual University of Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon presented by Kroger will be held Friday beginning at noon at the Lexington Hyatt Regency’s Patterson Ballroom.   During the luncheon, attendees will hear from the radio Voice of the Wildcats, Tom …

Team to sign autographs, host an open practice at Football Fan Day on Aug. 9

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  Kentucky Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9, at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m., with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of charge.   …

Louisville Cardinals rank third in preseason media poll for 2014 Atlantic Division football

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  The University of Louisville football team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division in a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Monday.   …

EKU is chosen fourth in 2014 preseason OVC football ranking, Murray State ranked sixth

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  While Jacksonville State was the favorite, Eastern Kentucky University and Murray State University both show potental in the preseason – at least according to the voters.   Jacksonville State has been picked the preseason favorite in the 2014 Ohio …

Morehead State places four players on
USA College Football All-American team

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Morehead State football seniors Michael Jackson, Joshua Brunner and Brandon Bornhauser and junior Alex Hey have been named Preseason All-Americans by USA College Football.   Bornhauser was named to the second-team, while Jackson and Brunner were listed on the third-team. …

UK’s Stoops: There’s plenty of support for football program in basketball-mad Bluegrass

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  By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor   Everywhere Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops goes, he hears the question. He probably hears it in his sleep.   What’s it like coaching football in basketball-crazy Kentucky at a school famous …

Kentucky senior center Max Godby among 182 nominees for AFCA Good Works Team

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University of Kentucky senior center Max Godby has been named one of 182 nominees to the 2014 Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team, which is the top college football honor for recognizing outstanding community service achievements.   …

Comcast Cable reaches agreement
with ESPN to carry new SEC Network

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Comcast Cable has reached an agreement with ESPN to carry the SEC Network, which will begin rolling out to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference across Comcast markets in mid August.   Comcast subscribers will also have authenticated access …

Thomas More checks in at No. 22 in D3football.com preseason football poll

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Thomas More was ranked in the No. 22 in D3football.com’s preseason top-25 poll (Photo from Thomas More Athletics)[/caption]   Thomas More was ranked 22nd in the 2014 D3football.com’s preseason top-25 poll that was released recently by the website that focuses …

SEC Media Days: UK’s Stoops says players have to earn respect, Dupree is an example

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Mark Stoops will admit it. He’s not an easy coach to please.   “I don’t just throw out a bunch of compliments all the time to our players,” Stoops said. “They have to earn that.”   Bud Dupree certainly has. …

WKU junior running back Allen added
to 2014 Doak Walker Award Watch list

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  Western Kentucky junior running back Leon Allen has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, an award presented annually to the nation’s top running back, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced.   Allen rushed …

Wildcats back at the bottom of SEC Eastern Division poll after vote of league’s media

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  By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor   Kentucky, winless in Southeastern Conference play over the past two seasons, was picked to finish last in the Eastern Division race Thursday in a media vote released during the annual SEC Media …

College Football Performance Awards Watch List includes Kentucky’s Dupree, Foster

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  The College Football Performance Awards have named University of Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree and junior punter Landon Foster to its Defensive Lineman Trophy Watch List and Punter Trophy Watch List, respectively, for the 2014 season.   …

Louisville senior wide receiver Parker named to Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List

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  University of Louisville senior wide receiver DeVante Parker was named to the the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, which is sponsored by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc.   The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver …

Sports Notes: Quarterback Towles holds the key to Wildcats increasing win total in 2014

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  It’s just six weeks until Kentucky kicks off year two of the Mark Stoops era, hosting Tennessee Martin on Aug. 30 at still-under-renovation Commonwealth Stadium.   Although fan enthusiasm and attendance rebounded, on the field last year’s Wildcats fared …