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Lynn Bowden receives one of college football’s top honors, named winner of the Paul Hornung Award

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Lynn Bowden claimed one of college football’s top honors on Wednesday when he was named winner of the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in college football. The award is given by the Louisville Sports Commission. Lynn Bowden, right, was named the winner of the Paul Hornung Award Wednesday morning by the Louisville Sports Commission. (Jeff Houchin...

Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden declares for NFL draft, will play in December 31 Belk Bowl against Virginia Tech

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Lynn Bowden is ready for the next phase of his football career and declared for the NFL Draft on Monday. “This is a moment I’ve dreamed of for a long time, but there’s no way I could have gotten here without a lot of people,” he said. “To my mom and my family, thank you for raising me. To my son, thank for your inspiring me. To coach (Mark)...

Bowden carries UK past Louisville, 45-13, puts exclamation point on turnaround with four TDs

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Lynn Bowden Jr. may not be a serious contender for the prestigious Heisman Trophy Award, but there’s no doubt he is Kentucky’s most valuable player. The Kentucky receiver-turned-quarterback rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns, including a 60-yard dash to the end zone to open the second half, to lead the Wildcats to a 45-13 win over rival Louisville in the Governor’s...

Wildcats use grinding ground game to slam door on the Vanderbilt Commodores, 38-14, in Nashville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky moved within one game be becoming bowl eligible for the fourth straight season with a 38-14 win over Vanderbilt in its Southeastern Conference finale Saturday in Nashville. Coming off a disappointing 17-13 loss to Tennessee last week, the Wildcats fell behind 14-3 after the Commodores scooped up an A.J. Rose fumble and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown at...

Kentucky heads back to the drawing board at quarterback as Cats continue to struggle

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops isn’t sugarcoating his team’s quarterback situation. The Kentucky coach offered no hints Monday as to who will be the starter when the Wildcats take on Missouri Saturday at Kroger Field. Lynn Bowden made his second consecutive start at quarterback and managed 99 yards in a 21-0 loss to Georgia last weekend in Athens. Bowden has rushed for 295 yards in...

Kentucky drops 10th consecutive setback to Georgia Bulldogs in rainy Athens, 21-0

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky just can’t seem to get over the proverbial hump against Georgia.   The Wildcats (3-4, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) dropped their 10th consecutive setback to the Bulldogs with a 21-0 loss Saturday night in Athens. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops fell to 0-7 against Georgia, despite several close calls in the past few years. The shutout loss was the first for a Kentucky...

Stoops’ Wildcats finished celebrating end of three-game slide, turn attention to test against Georgia

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops is finished celebrating the end of a three-game losing streak and the Kentucky coach has shifted his attention to 10th-ranked Georgia. “It’s (the win) very short-lived with the great challenge that we have this week, going on the road and playing Georgia,” he said. Stoops attributed his team’s 24-20 triumph over Arkansas that ended a three-game slide...

Wildcats go to Lynn Bowden in come-from-behind win over Razorbacks to end three-game slide

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops put the ball in Lynn Bowden’s hands and the Wildcats ran with it, ending a three-game losing streak with a 24-20 win over Arkansas Saturday night. Stoops and his staff made the decision to make a switch at quarterback to give Sawyer Smith more time to heal in preparation for the remainder of the season. Bowden, who also fielded a punt return, rushed for...

Kentucky junior wide receiver Lynn Bowden all business heading into Wildcats 2019 campaign

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Lynn Bowden is ready to take the next step on and off the field. The Kentucky junior wide receiver and return specialist is poised for a breakout season and that’s why he was one of three players who attended Southeastern Conference Media Days with Wildcats coach Mark Stoops earlier this month. “I’m looking for him to take another step,” Stoops said. “That’s...

UK picked to finish sixth in SEC East by league media; four Wildcats voted on All-SEC preseason list

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky was picked to finish sixth in the Eastern division of the Southeastern Conference Friday by the league’s media on Friday. The Wildcats were selected to finish ahead of Vanderbilt despite a breakthrough season a year ago. Kentucky finished 10-3 last season and defeated Penn State in the Citrus Bowl. Georgia was tabbed first in media voting, followed by Florida,...

UK’s playmaker receiver Lynn Bowden is all business in fall workouts

Kentucky receiver Lynn Bowden, left, shares a laugh with teammate Akeem Hayes, right, during media day earlier this month at Kroger Field. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Lynn Bowden was relaxed and cutting up with his teammates during media day earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking a laid-back approach going into his sophomore season with the Wildcats. “It’s...

Kentucky aims to make simple better ahead of SEC opener at South Carolina

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Although Kentucky didn’t put a dent in the scoreboard in a 27-16 win over Eastern Kentucky in its home opener last weekend, the Wildcats made strides, especially offensively. “I think the best thing we saw is that we executed,” Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said earlier this week. “We got a little bit better on third down. We were one-for-one in the...

Heralded recruit Bowden in camp as Wildcats conclude first week of camp

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today One day after being cleared to play, Kentucky freshman receiver Lynn Bowden was on the practice field Saturday, a welcomed sight for the Kentucky coaching staff. Bowden, a heralded four-star recruit from Ohio, took part in an autograph signing segment during the team’s annual fan day Saturday and then practiced with the squad, mainly with the punt and kick return units...