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Sports Notes: Second-half defensive effort gave UK’s Stoops something to stew over


  Given the kind of football seasons Kentucky has put together the past two years, it’s hard to find much negative to say about the Wildcats’ 59-14 win Saturday before 50,000 fans in Commonwealth Stadium.   But being a coach, …

UK sophomore center Toth selected
SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week


  Kentucky sophomore center Jon Toth has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the SEC office Monday night, live on SEC Now on the SEC Network.   A native of Indianapolis, …

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 …

UK Hoops SEC schedule includes pair of matchups with Tennessee, South Carolina


  The Southeastern Conference announced its 14-team, 16-game women’s basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season and Kentucky’s slate is highlighted by eight home matchups, including battles in Memorial Coliseum with Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M and South Carolina as well as …

Former Bardstown center Drake decides
to forgo senior season on UK Hoops team


  Kentucky women’s basketball player Samantha Drake, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her left knee last season, has decided not to play her senior season and will instead focus on her academics and graduating in …

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 …

Wildcats add another Olympic champion as Johnson joins track and field coaching staff


The 2014-15 Kentucky track and field coaching staff will feature two Olympic Medalists and three former Olympians as Allen Johnson was announced as the program’s newest assistant coach on Thursday.   Johnson won the Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympic …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jamie Vaught: Vitale recalls crossing paths with legendary Rupp during coaching days


  Before he became a household name as a colorful TV broadcaster, Dick Vitale was coaching basketball.   One of his stops was at the University of Detroit, where he served as the head coach for four years during the …

Sports Notes: Former Lexington Catholic
star Revere sneaking up on a batting title


  Don’t look now, but former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere may be sneaking up on a batting title with the Philadelphia Phillies.   Revere, the top draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2007, made his Big League debut …

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?   …

Cats’ Henderson adds former Nationals, Angels coach Eckstein to his baseball staff


Rick Eckstein, the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for five seasons and most recently the player information coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been hired as Kentucky’s new assistant coach, UK head coach Gary Henderson said on Monday. …