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Stoops, Kentucky face enormous road challenge against top-ranked Alabama (6-0) in Tuscaloosa

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops knows what his team will be up against Saturday when the Wildcats visit top-ranked Alabama. “They are an extremely good football team (and) very well-coached,” Stoops said. “Offensively, (they) may be as good of an offensive team as I’ve seen since I’ve been a head coach and a coordinator. It’s been a long time since I’ve...

Former instate star Damien Harris has no regrets on sticking with Alabama

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Damien Harris doesn’t regret returning to Alabama. Although Harris could have easily declared for the NFL Draft following his junior campaign, he wants to experience the college scene one more time. “I decided to come back because, for three years, I was very fortunate and blessed to be part of this program,” Harris said. “Everything we went through, winning the...

Stoops hopes Wildcats avoid Florida repeat in second road encounter of season at Alabama

Mark Stoops hasn’t forgotten about Kentucky’s last road game but hopes the Wildcats learned a lesson from a dismal showing in Florida nearly three weeks ago. “We have to learn from previous mistakes and the last time we went into a tough environment, we didn’t respond very well,” Stoops said Thursday. “Hopefully we’ll handle that better. Hopefully, we learn from that Florida game and...

Jamie Vaught: With trip to No. 1 Alabama looming on the horizon, Wildcats flip to survival mode

The football Wildcats are now in a survival mode this week after a critical 17-10 victory over South Carolina last Saturday night. The home win over the Gamecocks, one of UK’s beatable opponents on the schedule, gave the Cats a .500 record of 2-2 with eight games left in the 2016 campaign. That means one-third of the season is over and the struggling Wildcats still have a chance for a decent year....

Keith Taylor: Giving their all for Stoops, Wildcats hold off South Carolina for first SEC win

Mark Stoops has been feeling the heat since the Wildcats opened the season with two straight losses, but the Kentucky coach is breathing somewhat of a sigh of relief following back-to-back wins, the latest a 17-10 triumph over South Carolina Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium. Although a 62-42 shootout win over New Mexico State was expected last week, it wasn’t enough to stop criticism from mounting...

Kentucky’s task of scoring against Alabama will require both smarts and sharpness

It would seem if Kentucky has any shot at all of beating No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, it will have to score some points. It’s a given that to win a football game, the winning team will have to score points at some juncture in the game, but it’s not a given that Alabama will allow any to be scored. Excepting the Crimson Tide’s 49-42 win over No. 6 Texas A&M and its electric quarterback, defending...

Kentucky's task of scoring against Alabama will require both smarts and sharpness

It would seem if Kentucky has any shot at all of beating No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, it will have to score some points. It’s a given that to win a football game, the winning team will have to score points at some juncture in the game, but it’s not a given that Alabama will allow any to be scored. Excepting the Crimson Tide’s 49-42 win over No. 6 Texas A&M and its electric quarterback, defending...

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide await as final test in Kentucky’s historic schedule stretch

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops | Photo by Jon Hale   This has been a treacherous month for Kentucky, yet it has survived to this point without any major injuries* or horrific embarrassments at the hands of top-ranked opponents, and coach Mark Stoops and his staff are on the precipice of emerging from perhaps the most brutal schedule run anywhere in the country with much reason to be proud. [widgets_on_pages...

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide await as final test in Kentucky's historic schedule stretch

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops | Photo by Jon Hale   This has been a treacherous month for Kentucky, yet it has survived to this point without any major injuries* or horrific embarrassments at the hands of top-ranked opponents, and coach Mark Stoops and his staff are on the precipice of emerging from perhaps the most brutal schedule run anywhere in the country with much reason to be proud. [widgets_on_pages...

Steve Meilinger, who played for Bear Bryant, reflects on career heading into Hall of Fame

Steve Meilinger, who played at Kentucky from 1951-53, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December. | Photo by Chet White, UK Athletics   If someone is giving a news conference and takes the following aside, you know it’s a good news conference:   “Oh, let me tell you about britches.” [widgets_on_pages id=”James”] Steve Meilinger was the one responsible...