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Better focus on ‘little things’ key to Louisville’s recent improvement; UK/UofL football series extended

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Coaches call it “game slippage,” meaning that players in various sports lose a certain amount of preparation and execution detail between the practice field and game day. But for Louisville’s football team, the problem was the opposite: a number of Cardinals, too many, were letting things slip during practice week. Players were late for team meetings,...

Free pasture-finished beef production workshop offered online by UK, Virginia Tech and WVU

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Beef producers and consumers have a growing interest in forage-finished beef. The University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University are offering a free pasture-finished beef production online workshop Aug. 11-13 from 7-9 p.m. “Getting adequate growth to reach a ‘finished’ state and addressing market issues can be challenging for producers...

Bowden ends collegiate career in style; Cats bring home Belk Bowl championship, 37-30 over Va. Tech

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today CHARLOTTE, N.C. (KT) — Lynn Bowden’s last play as a collegiate football player was a touchdown pass that will be remembered for years to come and one that put the finishing touches on his final season at Kentucky. 
Bowden, who will enter the NFL Draft in April following a stellar junior season, threw a 13-yard scoring strike to Josh Ali with 15 seconds to play that...

The Belk Bowl: Fun and games are over, as Kentucky gets down to business against Virginia Tech

Gametracker: Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech Noon, Saturday. TV/Radio: UK Radio Network. By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today CHARLOTTE, N.C. (KT) — The fun is over and Kentucky is ready to get down to business.   “At this point, you start getting a little anxious (and) you’re ready to go play the game,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Monday.   Kentucky has circled the Charlotte Motor Speedway,...

Stoops honored to accept Belk Bowl bid; Wildcats set to play Virginia Tech Dec. 31 in Charlotte

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky accepted its fourth consecutive bowl bid Sunday, this time the Wildcats will make an appearance in the Belk Bowl in a noon kickoff on Dec. 31 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops welcomed the invitation from the Belk Bowl, which will be the team’s first appearance in the postseason event. Kentucky finished 7-5 this past season and won its...

University of Kentucky softball prepared for Friday’s Super Regional showdown with Washington

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky coach Rachel Lawson knows what her team will be going up against when the Wildcats take on No. 3 in the NCAA Super Regionals Friday. “Washington is always one of the best defensive teams in the country,” Lawson said. “I don’t know what their statistics are in terms of defense, but they’re very fast and they’re always really good. They do a great job...

Kentucky uses own 3-point barrage to defeat Virginia Tech, 93-86

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Virginia Tech is one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the nation. Kentucky proved it can shoot behind the arc, too. The eighth-ranked Wildcats (9-1) made 11 3-pointers and defeated the Hokies at their own game with a 93-86 victory Saturday at Rupp Arena. Kentucky snapped Virginia Tech’s seven-game winning streak and held the Hokies to under 90 points for the fifth...

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...