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April 6, 2020

Advanced Stat Deep Dive: UK’s 2019 Pass Defense Was Filthy

Adam Luckett 4:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Is there a no fly zone in Lexington? After touching on quarterbacks and offensive line, we decided to switch it up a bit by going to the other side of the football. After sputtering in the first five years of the Mark Stoops era, the defense finally took off in 2018 and they were able…

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April 5, 2020

ESPN lists Logan Stenberg as No. 3 Guard in NFL Draft Class

Maggie Davis 10:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Logan Stenberg was a key contributor for the Wildcats throughout his time in Lexington, and now he’s preparing to take those contributions to the professional level. Where will he fall in the NFL Draft? Well, if it was left up to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Stenberg would hear his name sooner rather than later. In his…

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April 4, 2020

LOOK: Pick the best Kentucky football team with $15

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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After putting out a well-received basketball pick-your-team game on Friday, our friend Ryan Moore over at MooreEDITS has released the football equivalent. For $15, you must pick one Kentucky quarterback, one running back, two wide receivers, and one tight end from the 2000 season to now. Who are you picking? Alright #BBN, since we had…

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In-state star Jager Burton pushes back commitment date

Jack Pilgrim 5:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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2021 four-star offensive lineman and in-state standout Jager Burton has pushed back his decision date. Burton, a star for Frederick Douglass HS in Lexington, announced this afternoon that after originally planning an August 24 commitment, he will now have to delay the announcement due to the coronavirus. Once the dust settles a bit, the 6-foot-4,…

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April 3, 2020

Darin Hinshaw On Quarterbacks and Coaching During Quarantine

Adam Luckett 1:30pm April 3, 2020 4/3/20

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Darin Hinshaw is entering his fifth season at the University of Kentucky as the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator and his tenure has been anything but smooth sailing. In all four seasons, he has had to manage through multiple injuries before eventually tutoring Lynn Bowden Jr. while helping to create college football’s most dangerous rushing…

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UK moves all summer classes online, casting doubt on fall sports

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:57am April 3, 2020 4/3/20

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It’s looking less and less like college football will be played this fall. This morning, UK President Eli Capilouto announced that all summer classes at UK will be held online instead of on campus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Summer courses are set to begin on May 11. “Our guiding principle has been, and remains,…

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UK opening a 400-bed field hospital in the Nutter Field House

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:32am April 3, 2020 4/3/20

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The University of Kentucky is stepping up to help with the anticipated surge of coronavirus patients in the Bluegrass. This morning, UK Healthcare announced plans to make a 400-bed field hospital in the Nutter Field House, home of the Kentucky Football and Indoor Track and Field teams. “As the Commonwealth’s health care provider for advanced…

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April 2, 2020

LOOK: Vince Marrow shows off at-home “War Room”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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Yesterday, the NCAA extended the recruiting dead period through May 31 to prevent in-person contact between coaches and prospects during the coronavirus pandemic, but that’s not stopping Vince Marrow from pursuing Kentucky’s top targets. The Big Dog tweeted a video from his home office, aka the “War Room,” to assure fans the staff is hard…

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April 1, 2020

WATCH: Social Distancing with Max Duffy and Luke Fortner – EPISODE TWO!

Maggie Davis 10:30pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20 Comments Disabled

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The Dynamic Duo is back for round two! No, not one of the BBN Jam duos (although they’re pretty dynamic, too). In this case, the dynamic duo is Max Duffy and Luke Fortner, and they’ve reunited for part two of “Social Distancing of Max and Luke.” If you missed part one, catch up here. A…

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NCAA extends recruiting “dead period” through May 31

Maggie Davis 5:10pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20 Comments Disabled

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We won’t be hearing the words “YAHTZEE” for a while, that’s for sure. The NCAA has just pushed back the end of its recruiting dead period by several weeks – now, there will be no recruiting nationwide for Division I and Division II athletics through May 31. Previously, the NCAA had suspended all in-person recruiting…

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March 31, 2020

Advanced Stat Deep Dive: Calculating UK’s Offensive Line Success

Adam Luckett 1:00pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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You didn’t think the offensive line had beach bodies ready to rock during football weather? Well guess again. Earlier this week on KSR, we posted a feature on quarterbacks where a lot of advanced stats were used. In the exercise, we tried to explain just what Kentucky’s offense has been missing. The numbers can sometimes…

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Kentucky makes ESPN’s Top 25 Future Defense Power Rankings

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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When we’ll get to see college football again is up in the air, but that’s not stopping sportswriters from writing about it. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg released his “Future Defense Power Rankings” this morning, which projects the best defenses in college football over the 2020, 2021, 2022 seasons. Kentucky’s defense came in at No. 22.  Not surprisingly,…

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March 30, 2020

WATCH: Social Distancing with Max Duffy and Luke Fortner

Nick Roush 8:00pm March 30, 2020 3/30/20 Comments Disabled

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Just because the Kentucky football is currently on a hiatus from the gridiron, doesn’t mean they aren’t doing work together. Monday evening punter Max Duffy and offensive guard Luke Fortner unveiled a new YouTube series, “Social Distancing with Max and Luke.” The tandem is using the medium to share what their life is like during…

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Should College Football Be Played in 2020?

Freddie Maggard 1:00pm March 30, 2020 3/30/20

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Football is irrelevant during this time of a worldwide pandemic. Let’s get straight before we dive into a sports topic. However, as we move into the most important two to three weeks in our fight against COVID-19, I am beginning to sense a true doubt that the 2020 college football season will or should be…

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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 Comments Disabled

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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 Comments Disabled

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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 Comments Disabled

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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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