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Keith Taylor: Stoops wants a ‘good, clean, hard-fought’ game against instate foe EKU

Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad scores his first collegiate touchdown in the Wildcats’ 21-13 win over Missouri last week. The Wildcats host Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium (Photo by Tammie Brown)   Mark Stoops is focused on football and not what transpired off the field between members of his team and Eastern Kentucky University. The Kentucky coach wants no part of any confrontations...

Keith Taylor: Stoops wants a 'good, clean, hard-fought' game against instate foe EKU

Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad scores his first collegiate touchdown in the Wildcats’ 21-13 win over Missouri last week. The Wildcats host Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium (Photo by Tammie Brown)   Mark Stoops is focused on football and not what transpired off the field between members of his team and Eastern Kentucky University. The Kentucky coach wants no part of any confrontations...

Keith Taylor: Stoops wants Cats to make lasting first impression in ‘new’ CWS debut

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats open the season against Louisiana Lafayette Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium (Photo by Keith Taylor)   When Mark Stoops arrived more than three years ago, he was more interested in turning around Kentucky’s football program than upgrading the team’s facilities.   Although not a priority at the time, Stoops knew improvements to Commonwealth...

Keith Taylor: Stoops wants Cats to make lasting first impression in 'new' CWS debut

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats open the season against Louisiana Lafayette Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium (Photo by Keith Taylor)   When Mark Stoops arrived more than three years ago, he was more interested in turning around Kentucky’s football program than upgrading the team’s facilities.   Although not a priority at the time, Stoops knew improvements to Commonwealth...

Kentucky men’s basketball leads nation in overall attendance, women’s places seventh

Kentucky’s men’s basketball program led the nation in total home attendance for the first time in five years, according to NCAA figures released Monday. (Photo from Facebook)   Kentucky basketball was the team to watch this year, and now the stats back it up for both the men and women’s programs.   Both Kentucky basketball programs were among the top in national attendance...

Kentucky by Heart: For good or bad, directly or indirectly, UK basketball looms large

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Steve Flairty grew up feeling good about Kentucky. He recalls childhood trips orchestrated by his father, with the take-off points in Campbell County. The people and places he encountered then help define his passion about the state. “Kentucky by Heart” shares part and parcel of his joy. A little history, much contemporary life, intriguing places, personal...

Where Are They Now: ’79-’82 ‘Cat Bo Lanter following entrepreneur path to F5 STRONG

Former University of Kentucky Basketball player Bo Lanter has started F5Strong, a sportwear line. (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Bo Lanter is a born entrepreneur. He exhibited his entrepreneurial spirit early on when he left the Midwestern State University basketball team in 1978 after his freshman year, having decided he would take his chances as a walk-on for the University...

Lex What Wear: Cheering on the Cats
in Big Blue style is both easy and fun

By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   I’m baaaaack! It was a long but wonderful journey these past three weeks, traveling the South for Haute Hippie. I met some great people, fell in love with a few cities I’d never visited before and learned the value of having two homes – one in my beloved Kentucky and, yes, one in New York City. For those of you who want to see some of my adventures,...

Greensource: NCAA ‘green’ tournament helps all environmental efforts go more mainstream

(Photo from NCAA Final Four 2014)   By Amy Sohner KyForward columnist   I like basketball. Ok, maybe not quite as much as you do, assuming you live in Kentucky and are obsessed with the #BBN (Big Blue Nation) – which took me longer than I care to admit to figure out what it stood for, but I can definitely get into a game, and even find myself jumping up from the couch in glee at three-pointers.   I...

Ky. Blood Center officials urge UK fans to finish strong as Gators lead blood drive

After grabbing the lead on Monday, the Gators didn’t let go on Tuesday, outscoring Kentucky blood donors 819 to 654 in the fifth annual Big Blue Slam.   Kentucky Blood Center officials are urging Big Blue fans to come out and finish the week strong, not only to help defeat Florida but to also boost the community blood supply.   “Recent winter weather and the flu season have taken a...