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Prepare for the Black Out; UK football to unveil new look versus Mississippi State

When senior linebackers Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan were asked to come to the University of Kentucky football practice facilities this morning for work on their shoulder pads, they knew something was amiss.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Instead of participating in routine equipment maintenance, Guy and Trevathan were surprised with UK’s newest look: all-black uniforms.   “I...

UK football players sign petition, calling for NCAA to increase player compensation

The subject of paying college athletes has been a hot topic in recent months, and now some University of Kentucky football players are doing their part to advance the cause.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “It’s not institution specific,” said senior corner back Anthony Mosley. “It’s not specific to Kentucky. It’s a national issue that we just wanted...

UK loses leading rusher Josh Clemons for remainder of season with knee injury

Coming off a three-game stretch during which the University of Kentucky football team was outscored 137-20, the Wildcats suffered another blow Monday with a season-ending injury to their leading rusher.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Freshman tailback Josh Clemons injured his knee in Saturday’s 54-3 loss to South Carolina, but the UK coaching staff didn’t realize until a...

Despite mixed results in first two games UK, UofL bring intensity to rivalry game

For even casual Kentucky football fans the annual matchup between the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville attracts attention.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] With both teams struggling at points during the season’s first two games, expectations for Saturday’s game may be more uncertain than in recent years.   “Our kids know about this rivalry,”...

UK football notebook: Clemons named co-freshman of week

University of Kentucky freshman tailback Josh Clemons placed his named in the school record book with an 87-yard touchdown run Saturday, and on Monday his performance was recognized as one of the best by any freshman in the Southeastern Conference.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] The league announced Clemons — along with Georgia freshman tailback Isaiah Crowell — was named...

UK releases preseason football depth chart

Eight true freshmen and five redshirt freshmen were among the players listed at first- or second-team on the University of Kentucky preseason depth chart released Monday.   One true freshman — fullback D. J. Warren — was listed as a starter, while the other 12 freshmen were listed at second at their respective positions.   “We got to play the best players that are going...

Trip to Ethiopia provides life-changing experience for football players, administrators

By Jon Hale jon@kyforward.com When University of Kentucky football player Danny Trevathan agreed to take part in the UK Athletic Department’s service trip to Africa, he expected the trip would be a unique opportunity but didn’t know how much the trip would affect him. After watching a woman reach out to hold his hand in her last moments of life, he knew the trip would provide life-changing...