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January 14, 2021

Stoops held Nik Scalzo’s scholarship while the Kentucky QB shopped the transfer portal

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm January 14, 2021 1/14/21

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Mark Stoops gave his third-string quarterback the option to test the transfer portal. As explained by Susan Lax, a spokesperson for the UK athletic department, to Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader, Kentucky Wildcats Football head coach Mark Stoops and quarterback Nik Scalzo had a mutual agreement: Scalzo was free to enter the transfer portal and…

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March 2, 2020

Spring Football Injury Report: Stoops lists eight unavailable players for spring practice

Drew Franklin 1:18pm March 2, 2020 3/2/20

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Mark Stoops opened his spring press conference with an injury report as the teams gets ready to kick off its spring practice tomorrow. It went a little something like this. “Terry Wilson, limited. He won’t go through spring,” said Stoops. “He’s doing some throwing and getting his leg stronger and the rehab and all those…

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August 20, 2019

BREAKING: Kentucky quarterback Nik Scalzo tears ACL

Jack Pilgrim 10:40pm August 20, 2019 8/20/19

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Tough news out of Kentucky football practice today. Following today’s practice, UK head coach Mark Stoops announced freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo’s injury on Saturday was, in fact, a torn ACL. According to Stoops, Scalzo’s injury came on a non-contact play and was the same knee he injured back in high school. The Kentucky freshman will…

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August 17, 2019

Quarterback Nik Scalzo Suffers Significant Injury in Scrimmage

Nick Roush 2:25pm August 17, 2019 8/17/19

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Kentucky could not escape the second scrimmage of the preseason without an injury. Mark Stoops revealed Saturday afternoon that Nik Scalzo suffered a knee injury during the action. Scalzo was seen being carted away from Kroger Field. “I’m a little bit concerned about Nik Scalzo,” Stoops said. “We’ll see what the situation is with Nik.…

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August 16, 2019

Watch Kentucky Quarterback Nik Scalzo on Netflix’s QB1: Beyond the Lights

Nick Roush 1:00pm August 16, 2019 8/16/19

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Did I hear you complain that there’s nothing to watch on television? Hush. The wait for football season to start will not be so bad, thanks to UK quarterback Nik Scalzo. Today Netflix released season three of QB1: Beyond the Lights. The documentary, produced by Friday Night Lights’ Peter Berg, profiles the lives of three…

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August 8, 2019

QB1: Beyond the Lights featuring UK QB Nik Scalzo set to release on Netflix next week

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm August 8, 2019 8/8/19

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Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo is about to be a Netflix star. Next week, the 6-foot-0, 182-pound dual-threat gunslinger will be one of three players featured in “QB1: Beyond the Lights,” a show dedicated to following star high school quarterbacks from different backgrounds in the time leading up to their college careers. The trailer for…

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June 5, 2019

Future UK Quarterback Nik Scalzo Named to Team of Distinction

Nick Roush 3:30pm June 5, 2019 6/5/19

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A future UK quarterback has been honored as one of the best and brightest high school football player’s in America. Eighty one high school student-athletes were selected from a pool of 3,500 to be a part of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame’s (NFF) first ever Team of Distinction. The new…

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May 30, 2019

Q&A: Nik Scalzo is Backflipping to Kentucky

Nick Roush 5:00pm May 30, 2019 5/30/19

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Six months ago Nik Scalzo’s football future was dramatically altered…or so we thought. Playing in the 5A Florida regional semifinals, Scalzo suffered a torn ACL in his left knee after catching a pass on a trick play. An injury that could sideline some for up to a year, Scalzo went back into the game and…

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May 9, 2019

Nik Scalzo is Cleared to Return to Football

Nick Roush 10:00pm May 9, 2019 5/9/19

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Incoming UK quarterback Nik Scalzo has been on the mend for quite a few months. As he enters his final weeks in Ft. Lauderdale, the gunslinger is ready to get loose in Lexington. KSR has learned the future Wildcat has been cleared to return to football activities, just before newcomers are set to report for…

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April 23, 2019

The Backup QBs: Who is behind Terry Wilson?

Drew Franklin 8:30pm April 23, 2019 4/23/19

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With Gunnar Hoak’s departure from the Kentucky football program, the quarterback room is quite thin behind Terry Wilson, the returning starter from last year’s 10-win season. Wilson is the guy again in 2019; after him, though, it is a very inexperienced bunch. The three backup QB options combine for exactly zero minutes of real college…

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