Extra practice time allows Wildcats to prepare for Music City Bowl, brace for the future

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky is not only busy preparing for the Music City Bowl, the Wildcats also have been bracing for the future during the past two weeks. The extra practice allotted for bowl preparation has given the Kentucky coaching staff an opportunity to build toward future, giving underclassmen a chance to shine behind the scenes. “These extra weeks of practice, instead of having...

Music City Bowl: Stoops seeks better postseason experience for Wildcats in Nashville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops plans to pay more attention to detail when Kentucky makes its second consecutive postseason appearance in the Music City Bowl later this month in Nashville. The Kentucky football coach said last year’s performance in the TaxSlayer Bowl — a 33- 18 setback to Georgia Tech — proved to be a learning experience, from preparation to the the final buzzer. Stoops...

Kentucky football team is eager for a shot at redemption in Music City Bowl

Kentucky running back Benny Snell and the Wildcats will take on Northwestern in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29 in Nashville. (Keith Taylor/Kentucky Today) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky is eager to get back on the field and redeem themselves following back-to-back blowout losses to end the regular season. “I just think we’re hungry as a team,” Kentucky senior wide receiver Charles Walker...

Nashville bound: Kentucky to play Northwestern in Music City Bowl on Dec. 29 in Nashville

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats will take on Northwestern in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29 in Nashville. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky’s bowl destination is set. The Wildcats will take on Big 10 member Northwestern in the Music City Bowl set for 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Kentucky men’s basketball team plays Louisville at...

Cards soar: Jackson hits right notes, puts on dazzling show in Music City Bowl

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent NASHVILLE — Lamar Jackson hit all the right notes Louisville’s 27-21 victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl Wednesday night, earned MVP honors and got all the headlines — and rightfully so because the freshman quarterback put on a dazzling display in Nissan Stadium. More, much more, about Jackson later. But let’s pause for a minute and...

Cards hope to turn perks into attention-getting win over Texas A&M in Music City Bowl

By Russ Brown KyForward Correspondent LOUISVILLE — Let’s be honest about this. Could the University of Louisville football team’s postseason appearance in the Music City Bowl tonight have been set up any better to benefit the Cardinals? It’s difficult to see how. Let us count the ways: Louisville takes on Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl tonight in Nashville *The Cards (7-5)...

Music City Bowl could be final appearance for four Cardinals who are checking their NFL options

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville’s football team was a young group this year as evidenced by the fact that the Cardinals will lose only a handful of seniors heading into the 2016 season. But when UofL (7-5) meets Texas A&M (8-4) in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville, four underclassmen who were key players this year and could...

Cards’ offensive linemen hope extra practices get them ready for A&M’s dangerous pass rush

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville football team began practice over the weekend for its Dec. 30 game against Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl, and one goal high on the priority list for offensive coordinator Garrick McGee for the next two weeks involves the Cardinals’ offensive line. The young linemen have struggled most of the season,...

Nashville Bound: Petrino’s Cardinals will make first appearance in Music City Bowl opposite Texas A&M

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was sitting in the stands in Biloxi Indian Stadium in Biloxi, Miss., Sunday afternoon on a recruiting trip watching the junior college national championship game between Rochester and Northwest Mississippi when he felt a tap on his shoulder. As he turned around, a fellow sitting behind him...