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August 5, 2020

John Schlarman tells ESPN he plans on coach Kentucky this fall… as of now

Nick Roush 3:00pm August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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Most of the focus on how college football will safely operate during the coronavirus pandemic has been focused on the players. Of the 150 or so players, support staff and coaches on the sideline for any given home football game, there is a higher percentage of coaches who fall in the at-risk category. Today ESPN…

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NCAA instructs divisions to decide on fall sports by August 21

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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As expected, the NCAA is pushing the decision on fall sports back even further. The Board of Governors just announced that each of the organization’s three divisions (Divisions I, II, III) will have until August 21 to determine whether or not they can meet the requirements to hold fall championships in cross country, soccer, field…

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1,000 Big Ten football players demand better COVID-19 safety plan

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:35am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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This morning, the Big Ten released its schedule for the 2020 season, which calls for games to begin as early as September 3. Only a few hours later, a group of over 1,000 Big Ten football players is calling upon the conference and the NCAA to put a better COVID-19 plan in place to ensure…

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EKU kicker leaves team due to staff’s lack of COVID-19 protocols, testing: “[They] do not care about player safety”

Jack Pilgrim 11:14am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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The Eastern Kentucky football is under fire after one of the team’s kickers, Landon White, announced Tuesday he was leaving the program due to a lack of care for player safety within the team. White, a redshirt junior, posted on his Instagram page that he is resigning from the team because the team’s head coach,…

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11 Personnel E54: Opting Out, Practice Schedules and Pac-12 Unity

KSR 11:00am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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As we barrel closer to the start of the college football season, players are opting out and forming unions. News is flying off the shelves faster than ever. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are prepared to discuss it all. A brief summary of the topics covered in the latest edition of 11 Personnel… — We’re…

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Today on KSR: Fall Weather, Football Uncertainty, BBNBA Showdown

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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Greetings, friends. Congrats on making it halfway through another week. Have you stepped outside this morning? It is absolutely glorious. Five days into August and it feels like fall out there. At least we’ve got that going for us. There is actually a ton of sports news this morning, so let’s jump right in. Surprise:…

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August 4, 2020

Could the Raiders use Lynn Bowden Jr. at quarterback? “Don’t be surprised”

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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After taking over the quarterback position in his third and final year at Kentucky, Lynn Bowden Jr. managed to break the school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,369 in eight games) and most 100-yard rushing games in a single season by a QB (seven) en route to First-Team All-America and All-SEC honors.…

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SEC Changes Football Training Camp Rules

Nick Roush 2:28pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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In the SEC, it just means more waiting. Before the SEC announced a 10-game conference schedule would be played this fall, the Kentucky football team was preparing for preseason practice to begin tomorrow. Now they will have to wait almost two more weeks before they can put on pads. In the latest report from Sports…

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Majority of Idaho football players don’t want to play this fall

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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Several big name college football players are opting out of this season, but according to a new report, almost the entire Idaho football team doesn’t want to play this fall due to coronavirus concerns. Over at WatchStadium.com, Brett McMurphy shared the results of a confidential poll conducted by the players. Sixty of the eighty two…

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Another College Football Star Opts Out of 2020 Season

Nick Roush 11:35am August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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Another college football star will not take the college football field during the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman announced he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. A preseason first team All-Big Ten wide receiver, even without a 2020 season on tape The Draft Network projects Bateman…

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October 4, 2013

The team has arrived in South Carolina

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm October 4, 2013 10/4/13

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The football team has landed in South Carolina in their sports coats and khakis and is making their final preparations for tomorrow’s game against the Gamecocks. We still don’t know which quarterback will start tomorrow, but my money’s on Jalen Whitlow, who was rumored to get the majority of snaps in practice this week. Although…

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Scouting the enemy: South Carolina Gamecocks

Stuart Hammer 2:00pm October 4, 2013 10/4/13

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Saturday’s game at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. will be an opportunity for two teams on the field to get better. And though one team will win and one team will lose, both are just trying to build on something for what lies ahead, albeit for very different purposes. After this weekend the Gamecocks of…

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Joe Mansour named Semifinalist for NFF Campbell Trophy

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm October 4, 2013 10/4/13

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Congrats to senior placekicker Joe Mansour, who was named a semifinalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best school-athlete in the nation. Candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on…

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Carolina’s New Face

Cameron Young 11:14am October 4, 2013 10/4/13

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cstv.collegesports.com Life after Marcus Lattimore has been a lot easier to overcome than life after Alshon Jeffery for the South Carolina Gamecocks. The current rushing attacks for Carolina have two backs that are rushing for more than anyone on the Kentucky roster. One of the backs is Conner Shaw. On the season Shaw has 232…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Where is UK Better and Worse than Last Year?

Bryan the Intern 9:00am October 4, 2013 10/4/13

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Look, the last year of the Joker Phillips tenure was a train wreck.  There is no other way to describe that.  The players quit.  The coaches basically quit.  And just how good either of those units were with effort was in doubt.  There was very little, if anything, you could say on the positive note.…

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October 3, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Za’Darius Smith

Davey Rudolph 6:36pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13 Comments Disabled

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We all know and love one of the newest editions that Mark Stoops has brought to the Big Blue Nation, quarterback hunter extraordinaire, Za’Darius Smith. Smith was one of Stoops’ earliest and biggest recruits in his first class and the big man has become a legend around these parts ever since. Za’Darius has some big…

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Breakdown: Kentucky vs. South Carolina

Stuart Hammer 6:00pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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Well so much for that whole “backup quarterback gives us a chance” thing. Last week Kentucky made Florida rookie QB Tyler Murphy look like a Heisman candidate as he completed pass after pass, after pass after pass. He didn’t post gaudy numbers, but he managed the game far better than most people anticipated. This week…

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Just a little reminder: Spurrier is 19-1 against Kentucky

Drew Franklin 4:30pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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If not for Randall getting loose in 2010, Steve Spurrier would own a perfect 20-0 record against the Kentucky Wildcats. Instead, the Ol’ Ball Coach is a measly 19-1 against the Cats. No current college football coach has won more games against one team than Spurrier over the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Good for him.…

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Steve Spurrier or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ol’ Ball Coach

Duncan Cavanah 12:00pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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Growing up as a Kentucky football fan, I always despised Steve Spurrier.  From the heyday of the Florida fun-n-gun offense, to his current stint at South Carolina, Spurrier has tormented Big Blue football followers like no other.  Watching him grin slyly in that ever-present visor as he devised yet another bomb against some hapless Kentucky…

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October 2, 2013

Wednesday Night Practice Notes: Stoops Very “Frustrated”

Kory Henry 9:00pm October 2, 2013 10/2/13

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  – Coach Stoops clearly wasn’t thrilled with today’s practice.  You could see it on his face as he was walking towards the podium.  The look of disappointment couldn’t have been any more obvious.  “(I’m) just very frustrated.  Preparation wasn’t good enough, effort wasn’t good enough, attitude wasn’t good enough; so it’s not good.”  Stoops…

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