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September 7, 2013

Cats’ Hot Start Fuels 41-7 Win

Nick Roush 4:45pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13

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After a disappointing Week 1 loss to in-state foe WKU, the #BBN held its breath to see if the old “improving from Week 1 to Week 2” adage could be applied to Stoops’ team. Last week the Cats came out with little emotion, and it showed from the first snap with WKU driving it right…

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Celebrate the first win of the Stoops era with some post-game show

Stuart Hammer 4:33pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13 Comments Disabled

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Cats win and it’s time to celebrate! A beautiful Saturday of tailgating and football — you can’t ask for much more. Now tune in to the KSR post-game show to hear what the rest of Big Blue Nation thinks of the new-look offense and the recuperated defense. Tune in to 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP, or stream…

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JoJo Kemp waited for his turn, made it count

Drew Franklin 4:19pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13

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JoJo Kemp is the new kid in the backfield, but he was the star of the group in Saturday’s win over Miami. The freshman running back led the team with 81 yards on 12 carries, doubling starter Raymond Sanders’ six carries and 39 yards. After the game, Kemp told us he knew he would get…

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Avery Williamson gave Stoops the game ball

Drew Franklin 4:05pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13

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Coach Stoops was the honorary recipient of the game ball following his first win at the University of Kentucky. Senior captain Avery Williamson presented Stoops with the ball after the game, and that’s when the moment sunk in. “It really hit me at that moment,” Stoops said of receiving the ball from his first win…

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Kentucky changed its defense after seeing Miami warm up

Drew Franklin 3:53pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13

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Kentucky’s defense played a great game, much better than we saw last week, allowing zero points from the Miami offense for the entire game. However, it might not have been that way if not for some last minute adjustments to the game plan. Stoops said he noticed a change in the Miami offense after seeing…

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Air Raid unleashed, Cats win big

Stuart Hammer 3:29pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13

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What a day. Kentucky football regained plenty of momentum in week two following the disappointing loss to open the season last time out. Mark Stoops and D.J. Eliot had the defense clicking, and Neal Brown unleashed the Air Raid to huge success. Kentucky poured it on the Redhawks, winning 41-7. The game was a blowout…

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September 6, 2013

Names to Know for Kentucky’s Football Season, Part 2

Will Lentz 8:00pm September 6, 2013 9/6/13

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As we strive to get mildly informed heading in to the football season, here’s part two of the names you need to know for Kentucky’s run to an SEC Championship. Mississippi State Dan Mullen, Head Coach – It’s tough to be a coach in the SEC.  If you aren’t exceeding expectations, you are likely to…

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Looking Ahead to the RedHawks

Jonathan Schuette 4:30pm September 6, 2013 9/6/13

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After a disappointing start to the season against Western Kentucky, Mark Stoops and staff look to recover in their inaugural home game against Miami (Ohio). It’s never easy taking a loss to an in-state opponent which is just a few years removed from playing FCS football, but the Miami RedHawks appear to be an opponent…

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Scouting the enemy: Miami Redhawks

Stuart Hammer 3:00pm September 6, 2013 9/6/13

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Miami University football isn’t known for its history or its toughness. It has a few all-time greats, like Ben Roethlisberger and more recently Zac Dysert, but it isn’t known as an NFL factory or a destination for top recruits. Miami University is a football program simply trying to survive. It makes the school some money,…

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Danny Trevathan drops what would have been a pick six

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:30am September 6, 2013 9/6/13

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Danny Trevathan and Wesley Woodyard got a lot of publicity during last night’s Denver/Baltimore game, most of it good. However, Trevathan dropped what would have been a pick six during the fourth quarter because he started celebrating too early. D’oh. Check it out in the video above and shake your dreads. Afterwards, Trevathan, entering his…

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March 29, 2020

ESPN’s Todd McShay on Lynn Bowden: “He’s today’s NFL guy”

Maggie Davis 7:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Mark Stoops believes Lynn Bowden’s film will speak for itself come the late-April NFL Draft, and Kentucky’s head coach doubts the COVID-19 outbreak – which has resulted in major changes to the Draft process – will truly hinder the former Wildcat. Now, analysts on the national level are starting to agree. With no Pro Day,…

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WATCH: Kash Daniel thanks UK healthcare workers: “We’re all going to get through this together”

Maggie Davis 2:30pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Like many of us, Kash Daniel is probably missing sports right about now. However, that’s not stopping him from taking a minute to thank everyone who is doing their part during the Coronavirus pandemic, especially those who are working hard for UK Healthcare. “I can’t imagine the work hours that the doctors and nurses and…

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Advanced Stat Deep Dive: Quarterbacks in the Mark Stoops era

Adam Luckett 2:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Quarantine life rolls on for all of us continuing out best social distancing practices as we ride out the storm brought on by COVID-19. While we all attempt to flatten the curve, I’ve been looking for things to keep me busy around the house as I attempt to not drive my wife crazy. So it…

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March 28, 2020

Q&A with Mark Stoops Following Spring Practice Cancellation

Nick Roush 10:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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Mark Stoops spoke at length to the media via Zoom teleconference Friday afternoon, his first public remarks since coronavirus effectively canceled spring football. He touched on a variety of topics in the 45-minute discussion that’s transcribed in its entirety below. Opening statement “I just want to say I hope everyone’s doing good and staying safe.…

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Kentucky Football Determined to Continue to Move Forward During Coronavirus Crisis

Nick Roush 8:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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The Kentucky football team will not be together on the gridiron anytime soon. Despite the circumstances, it’s full steam ahead for Mark Stoops’ squad. “We have no idea how long this is going to last, but one thing is for sure, we have no interest in going backwards,” Stoops said Friday afternoon. “We want to…

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Go Inside the Trenches with John Schlarman

Nick Roush 6:30pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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The BBN knows all too well about John Schlarman’s battle with cancer off the field. Kentucky fans rarely get to see how he operates on the field. The KyWildcatsTV crew mic’d up UK’s offensive line coach to show you how he’s turned the Big Blue Wall into one of the best in the county. You’ll…

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College football in the summer? The idea is reportedly being entertained

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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Just yesterday, Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops told the media that the thought of college football season being pushed back due to the COVID-19 outbreak has crossed his mind and he is slightly concerned about the possibility. “I am, but as you know I also try to stay in my lane as best possible.…

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SEC set to allow virtual meetings and instruction between players and coaches

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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Instruction is set to begin once again for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky football staff. After being told to halt all virtual meetings between coaches and players on March 13 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the SEC has sent a memo to all conference schools stating instruction and meetings may resume starting Monday. According to…

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March 27, 2020

With no Pro Day, Mark Stoops believes Lynn Bowden’s film will speak for itself

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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The NFL Draft will still take place April 23-25 (albeit in a studio setting), but the coronavirus pandemic has changed the pre-draft process for everyone involved. Lynn Bowden did not run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft Combine last month due to a hamstring injury, and because UK was forced to cancel its Pro…

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WATCH: Mark Stoops on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Kentucky Football

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Mark Stoops held a Zoom video conference this morning to update reporters on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the Kentucky Football program. We’ll have plenty of coverage of it on the site, but while we work, you can watch the entire thing on YouTube.  

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