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WKU football players, coaches adapting mentally and physically during off-campus spring workouts

Last Thursday afternoon was supposed to be Western Kentucky University’s eighth on-field spring football practice at Houchens-Smith Stadium. Instead, the Hilltoppers are scattered apart throughout the region and the country, staying home and staying safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as they have been for almost three weeks. On March 12 – five days prior to what was supposed to be the first day...

UK opens spring football practice; Stoops says Barker still not full strength at quarterback

The University of Kentucky opened Spring Football Camp Sunday and head coach Mark Stoops met with the media for an update on Monday. The following is a transcript of his news conference: MARK STOOPS: It’s been a good winter, been a quiet winter, so that’s always a good thing. Guys have worked really hard. I feel like we’re stronger mentally, physically, so it’s been a good...

UK defense shows improvement again in second scrimmage of spring workouts

For the second time this spring, Kentucky took the field in Commonwealth Stadium for a scrimmage. For the second time this spring, Mark Stoops left Commonwealth Stadium pleased. Mark Stoops was pleased with his team’s scrimmage Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium (Keith Taylor Photo) “I thought it was a very good scrimmage,” Stoops said. “I thought both sides showed some real progress. There’s...