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October 13th, 2019

FINAL DAY: Sweatshirt Madness at the KSR Shop!

The KSR Shop and Kentucky Branded are having their own madness: Sweatshirt Madness! Take advantage of Buy One, Get One FREE sweatshirts!

Head to to check out the new designs and stock up to help you cheer on the ‘Cats in the cooler fall temperatures. Sale ends at midnight.

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WATCH: Stoops crowdsurfs after win over Arkansas

How big was Kentucky’s 24-20 win over Arkansas? Big enough for Mark Stoops to go crowdsurfing in the locker room afterwards. End your night by watching the team celebrate a much-needed W:

Thankfully, he didn’t break any ceiling tiles like he did at Missouri.

October 12th, 2019

LIVE: Mark Stoops after the win over Arkansas

Mark Stoops is about to address reporters following Kentucky’s 24-20 win over Arkansas. Watch below courtesy of KyWildcatsTV:

HALF: Arkansas 13, Kentucky 7

At halftime, your University of Kentucky Wildcats trail the Arkansas Razorbacks 13-7. That may not sound ideal, but given how bad Kentucky looked for most of the half, being within a score is a blessing.

After a rough start on both sides of the ball, Lynn Bowden finally got the Cats on the board with a three-yard touchdown run, which was set up by a drive that included two huge catches by Justin Rigg. Let’s hope that momentum carries over to the second half.

UK vs. Arkansas LIVE BLOG

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WATCH: The Cat Walk before the Arkansas game

It’s the perfect day for football and the Cat Walk was packed. Watch the Cats arrive at Kroger Field ahead of a showdown with the Razorbacks:


Kentucky cheerleaders put on a show at Big Blue Madness 2019

All of the hoopla of Big Blue Madness tends to focus on the Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams, but the 24-time national champion UK cheerleaders made sure on Friday evening that they earned the Big Blue Nation’s collective attention.

Performing their newest routine for the upcoming season, the cheerleading squad sparked a standing ovation from the crowd following an impressive display of flips and tricks.

If you weren’t there to see it in person or missed it on the SEC Network broadcast, KSR was there to get all the footage.

Take a look below:

And if you missed their title-winning performance back in January to secure the program’s NCAA-leading 24th national championship, check it out below:

The University of Kentucky squad has won UCA’s National College Cheerleading Championship an unprecedented 24 times, taking home the title in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, more than any other Division IA school.

And judging by their Big Blue Madness performance, they are well on their way for another title.

Go Cats.

5 Things You Need to Know About Arkansas

It’s GAMEDAY!!!  Kentucky’s bye week couldn’t have came at a better time.  After 3 straight losses it seemed like all of Big Blue Nation needed a break to regroup.  However, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to have football back in the Bluegrass!  This evening the ‘Cats will return to Kroger Field for Homecoming and a very special memorial to the late, great Jared Lorenzen.  While questions still swirl around Lexington as to if Sawyer Smith will be able to play and how many snaps Lynn Bowden will see at Quarterback, there are plenty of questions on the opposite sideline as well.  Let’s dive in and learn a little bit more about the Arkansas Razorbacks.

1)  Questions at QB

  • Kentucky fans are well versed in quarterback question marks this season.  Not only have the ‘Cats had to shuffle several different players under center themselves; they have faced plenty of back-up quarterbacks as well.  This week will be no different.  Arkansas traded 2 lost QB’s to transfer for 2 incoming graduate transfers.  Ben Hicks, a former SMU starter, won the job out of camp but quickly lost his job after just 2 games.  The Razorbacks then turned to Nick Starkel, who began his career at Texas A&M, and started throwing the ball around more with him under center.  Starkel has had turnover issues in his time as the QB1.  Then, he suffered an elbow injury against his former team and that is where the question marks begin as to who will earn the start at Kroger Field.  Starkel has thrown for 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, as well as just over 1000 yards this season.  Assuming that the former A&M QB is ready for today’s game, expect to see him out there on the first drive.

2)  Young, Talented Receivers

  • How much the receivers come into play definitely will vary based on who ends up taking the snaps at Quarterback.  Either way, the Arkansas freshman wide receiver duo has been prolific so far this season.  Treylon Brooks and Trey Knox are lead all SEC freshman in catches and are the only SEC freshman in the Top 10 nationally in receiving.  Having each missed a game due to injury, the freshman tandem has still caught a combined 38 balls for over 500 yards.  The young Kentucky Secondary will have to be up to the task to limit big plays and keep these guys from going off in their first trip to Lexington.

 3)  Rakeem Boyd

  • Does that name ring a bell?  Last Chance U fans will remember him from Independence U and Coach Jason Brown.  So far this season, Boyd has rushed for an even 500 yards on 91 carries and reached the end zone 3 times.  His numbers on the ground put him 2nd in the Southeastern Conference.  While Kentucky, on paper, has the advantage in the trenches, Rakeem Boyd is as talented of a Running Back as the ‘Cats will face all season.

 4)  Shaky Defense w/ Top End Talent

  • To put it simply, the Razorbacks have had one of the worst defenses in the SEC so far this season.  They have come up with some timely turnovers, but they have allowed offenses to march down the field and score at an alarming rate.  That being said, the Arkansas defense is anchored by former 5-star recruit, and 4-year starter, McTelvin Agim who will look to   stop what promises to be a heavy running attack tonight.  Behind Agim, 2-time all SEC selection De’Jon Harris is back starting at Mike Linebacker and has gone over 100 tackles each of the last 2 seasons. Anchoring the secondary is leading tackler Kamren Curl. Curl has also picked off a pass and forced a fumble so far this season.  There is some talent on this defense, but they just have not been able to put it all together this season.  Regardless of who takes the majority of the Quarterback snap for Kentucky, the Wildcats should be able to control the clock and find success on the ground if nothing else. 

5)  The Give & Take of Turnovers 

  • So far this season Arkansas has lost 2 fumbles and thrown 7 interceptions through just 5 games. Luckily for them, they have also picked off 5 passes and recovered 5 fumbles to still come out on top of the turnover battle overall.  This easily could end up being the key to the game.  If Arkansas is able to take advantage of Kentucky’s questions at Quarterback and force a couple of turnovers it will put them in position for a road, upset victory.  However, if Kentucky is able to turn the Razorbacks over like other teams have, it will be difficult for Arkansas to exit victorious from Kroger Field.

Today is for you, Jared!  Enjoy your day watching from above, and maybe enjoy a little drink of your favorite moonshine with #BBN tonight.


Listen to Shane Boyd on the KSR Pregame Show

Before the Kentucky football team celebrates the life and career of Jared Lorenzen, his UK wing-man joins the KSR Pregame Show.

Live from KSBar, former Kentucky quarterback Shane Boyd will join Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond and Nick Roush to share memories and prepare the Big Blue Nation for Kentucky’s matchup with Arkansas. Last night Henry Clay High School retired Boyd’s No. 2.


The radio show begins at 3:30 p.m. ET and can be heard on 630 WLAP or on iHeart Radio.