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December 4, 2016

Mark Stoops on TaxSlayer Bowl invite: “It’s a bowl with a rich tradition and we’re honored to become part of it.”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm December 4, 2016 12/4/16

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In a release to the media, Mark Stoops gave his first comments since the official TaxSlayer Bowl announcement this afternoon, obviously extremely excited about the opportunity for he and the program: “We’re extremely excited and proud for our team, our university and our fans, to be invited to the TaxSlayer Bowl,” Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops…

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TaxSlayer Bowl Hype Video

Sam Gormley 7:00pm December 4, 2016 12/4/16 Comments Disabled

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Our friends at KYwildcatsTV have created a fantastic hype video after the announcement of Kentucky heading to the TaxSlayer Bowl. Kentucky plays Georgia Tech in Jacksonville on December 31st at 11am. It will be the 20th all time meeting between the Cats and the Yellow Jackets with Georgia Tech leading the series 11-8-1. Be sure…

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Reactions from the Announcement

Sam Gormley 4:30pm December 4, 2016 12/4/16 Comments Disabled

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Following the announcement of the bowl game in Jacksonville, Florida, UK players took to Twitter to give their reaction to the big game! TaxSlayer Bowl #BBN, will you join me in Jacksonville on New Year's Eve? I've been wanting to ask for a while now… — TaxSlayer Bowl (@taxslayerbowl) December 4, 2016 UK Athletics Jacksonville,…

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BREAKING: Kentucky-Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl

Sam Gormley 3:15pm December 4, 2016 12/4/16

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For much of the past week, the rumor has been Kentucky to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. Now, it is official, Kentucky will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on December 31st at 11:00am. An official release from the school will be coming soon. Georgia Tech finished the season at 8-4. This will be the 20th…

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TaxSlayer Bowl selection announcement coming early today, expected soon after 3:30 p.m. ET

Kaan Solagan 11:15am December 4, 2016 12/4/16

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UK will get to find out they’re going to Jacksonville a little earlier than expected on Sunday when the selections start rolling in. TaxSlayer Bowl president Rick Catlett fully expects the Cats to be the choice when the Jacksonville bowl game gets to make their selection this afternoon around 3:30 p.m. ET today. After bowls…

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December 3, 2016

A Halftime Ode to the Kentucky Football Team

Nick Roush 5:30pm December 3, 2016 12/3/16 Comments Disabled

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It wasn’t all bad news out of Rupp Arena. At halftime the Kentucky football team was honored at midcourt.  The team received a standing ovation after presenting the Governor’s Cup Trophy to the Big Blue Nation. What’s up, #BBN! We brought something with us to Rupp Arena today! 🏆 #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/RomkCFUOG2 – UK Stoops Troops (@UKStoopsTroops)…

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January 2, 2021

Jamin Davis: “That was for 22, that was for Schlarman”

Drew Franklin 5:49pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21

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Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis, whose abdominal muscles look exactly like mine don’t, played a heck of a game for the Wildcats, highlighted by his third interception of the season plus a game-high 13 tackles and half a sack for good measure. Davis was everywhere and his playmaking helped UK’s defense get the stops it needed…

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WATCH: Mark Stoops’ TV interview after the win

Drew Franklin 5:44pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21 Comments Disabled

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Before he went to the locker room to show off those dance moves, Mark Stoops had a brief sideline chat with ESPN for the postgame broadcast.

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Doeren points to UK, Stoops says he’ll clean it up (but also refs)

Drew Franklin 4:48pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21

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It might be easier to list the players who didn’t receive unsportsmanlike conduct penalties as both teams drew flags for extracurricular activity after the whistle on several occasions throughout the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. The unsportsmanlike conduct was an ongoing problem, and it got to the point of embarrassment when things continued late into the fourth…

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AJ Rose named MVP of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Drew Franklin 4:12pm January 2, 2021 1/2/21

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The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl’s Most Valuable Player honors went to Kentucky’s A.J. Rose. Rose carried the ball a dozen times for 148 yards, an average of over 12 yards per touch in arguably his best game as a Wildcat. Rose began his UK career competing for a spot in the rotation with his then roommate…

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January 1, 2021

Videos and Transcript from Stoops, Young and Paschal

Drew Franklin 4:00pm January 1, 2021 1/1/21 Comments Disabled

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Mark Stoops and two of his players, Landon Young and Josh Paschal, took time out of their Jacksonville fun to answer questions from the media in Friday’s pre-TaxSlayer Gator Bowl press conference. Josh Allen made a brief appearance too and you can see it all in the videos below. If reading is more of your…

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Josh Paschal: “Everybody’s feeling fresh… ready to get after it”

Drew Franklin 3:00pm January 1, 2021 1/1/21 Comments Disabled

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Earlier today Mark Stoops confirmed his team is 100 percent and COVID-free down in Jacksonville after the final round of testing before the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. “We’re 100 percent,” Stoops said. “I was worried. The way 2020 went, you know, and you get popped on the very last test. I had people all around me…

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Landon Young, a fifth straight bowl game, and how he will remember 2020

Drew Franklin 1:58pm January 1, 2021 1/1/21 Comments Disabled

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Landon Young will play his final game as a Wildcat tomorrow, a five-year career on the Big Blue Wall ending with a fifth bowl game appearance. Prior to Young’s arrival at UK as an early enrollee in the 2016 recruiting class, it had been five years since Kentucky played in a postseason football game. “It’s…

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December 30, 2020

“We’re on a business trip.” Drake Jackson explains UK’s mentality ahead of the bowl game.

Drew Franklin 2:00pm December 30, 2020 12/30/20

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Kentucky will have its full roster for the upcoming TaxSlayer Gator Bowl—no new opt-outs, no leaving teammates behind to prepare for the draft or pursue other opportunities. Kelvin Joseph is still gone from his departure prior to the end of the regular season, and reserve cornerback MJ Devonshire transferred to Pitt, but of the guys…

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January 4, 2017

The Depth Chart Podcast: TaxSlayer Recap

Nick Roush 7:00pm January 4, 2017 1/4/17 Comments Disabled

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After a week of bowling in Jacksonville, The Depth Chart Podcast returns to discuss everything that happened in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.  From the packed pep rally, to Top Golf and the triple option, we’ve got you covered.  A few highlights: —  The one player that led to Kentucky’s demise. —  How fourth down changed…

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January 2, 2017

The Best and Worst from the TaxSlayer Bowl

Nick Roush 11:00pm January 2, 2017 1/2/17

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Mark Stoops’ first bowl game as a head coach was my first Kentucky bowl game.  Even though we left without an ideal result, the reward for Kentucky’s 7-5 regular season was still an enriching experience.  Here’s the good and the bad, beginning with the bad (around the New Year, you must always finish with the…

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