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Stoops awarded contract extension through 2019 season

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The contract of University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops has been amended to extend through the 2019 season, UK Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart announced Friday.

 

The new agreement extends the term from June 30, 2019, to June 30, 2020.  It gives the coach five seasons remaining on his contract following the current campaign.

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UK Hoops giving away a chance to be on The Matthew Mitchell Show

One lucky fan who attends the Baylor game will star in an episode of the “Coach’s Kitchen”; Free tickets available Saturday at various Kroger locations

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. –  In an effort to “Pack the House” vs. the perennial powerhouse Baylor Lady Bears on Monday, Nov. 17 and sell out Rupp Arena for a collegiate women’s basketball game the second straight season, one lucky fan in attendance will win the opportunity to appear on the popular “Coach’s Kitchen” segment on The Matthew Mitchell Show, taped in the home kitchen of Matthew and Jenna Mitchell.

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UK Football: Cats look sharp in Thursday’s practice

by Guy Ramsey

The Kentucky football team took advantage of a beautiful fall day in Lexington, working outside on the Tim Couch Practice Fields on Thursday. The Wildcats are putting the finishing touches on preparations for a trip to Missouri.

“It’s been a good week of practice so far,” Mark Stoops said. “We had a good Thursday today. Guys are excited and look sharp in practice, so anxious to get on that plane tomorrow.”
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Bell County 35 Harlan County 14

When push came to shove, it was Bell County that was better at it than Harlan County as the Bobcats snapped a two game losing streak to the Black Bears with a convincing 35-14 win in Harlan on Thursday night.

The Bobcats mixed in enough passes to keep the Black Bear defense guessing, while Harlan County relied solely on their running game.  Once they fell behind it became obvious that their offense was not explosive enough to come back and win.

Bell: 1Q 3:36 – Austin Asher 15 yard pass from Peyton Collett/PAT  7-0

HC: 2Q 10:30 – Carmichael 7 yard run/PAT  7-7

Bell: 2Q 10:10 – Swanner 64 yard run/PAT  14-7

Bell: 2Q 7:17 – Humfleet 65 yard run/kick blocked  20-7

Bell: 3Q 7:28 – Humfleet 14 yard run/Collett to Frazier for 2   28-7

Bell: 4Q 5:49 – Dylan Cox 10 yard pass from Collett/PAT  35-7

HC: 4Q 1:04- Ford 1 yard sneak/PAT  35-14

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UK Football goes back to fundamentals to improve run defense

by Guy Ramsey

In search of a sixth win, Kentucky hit the practice field on Wednesday in preparation for a trip to face Missouri this weekend.

On another productive day, the focus was clear for the Wildcats.
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UK Men’s Basketball: Blue-White Game box score

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Gridiron Cats head to Mizzou still searching for win #6

( NBA Tips Off This Week With Several Former UK Players In Prominent Roles )

By – Ira D. Combs

Tri State Sports Media Service Inc.

www.combsbrothersonkysports.com

 

The 2014 UK football season has obviously hit a wall having lost (2) consecutive games albeit to two top 25 teams with the latest being numero uno in college football . Still you’ve got to like the fight and moxy in this team with the way they kept scratching , clawing , and batting the # 1 team in the land coming off their first true beat down of the season at LSU .

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Lindsey Wilson football earns highest ranking ever in NAIA Poll

Blue Raiders host Union (Ky.) on Saturday

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Monday.

The Blue Raiders received a total of 208 voting points from the panel of national raters.

The No. 11 ranking is the highest in Blue Raider football program history, surpassing their previous mark of No. 14.

Lindsey Wilson (6-2, 3-0 MSC East) is coming off a 91-14 victory over Belhaven (Miss.) on Saturday. The Blue Raiders set school records for points (91), margin of victory (77), and touchdowns (13).

Faulkner (Ala.), Georgetown (Ky.) and Cumberland (Tenn.) are the other teams from the Mid-South Conference ranked in the poll. Faulkner is No. 4 with 291 points, Georgetown is tied for fifth with 283 points and Cumberland sits just behind Lindsey Wilson at No. 12 with 196 points.

Campbellsville (Ky.) and Reinhardt (Ga.) sit just outside the poll receiving votes.

Morningside (Iowa) holds the top spot for the sixth-straight week with 340 voting points and all 15 first-place votes. Caroll (Mont.) is No. 2 with 327 points and Grand View (Iowa) is No. 3 with 313 points.

The Blue Raiders return to action on Saturday, Nov. 1 when they host Union (Ky.) at 1:30 p.m. CT.

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Towles named to Paul Hornung Award weekly honor roll

Sophomore quarterback honored after career day rushing and passing against No. 1 Bulldogs

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After rushing for a career-high 76 yards and two rushing touchdowns and passing for a career-best 390 yards with two touchdowns through the air, University of Kentucky sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Week Nine Honor Roll, it was announced Monday morning by the Louisville Sports Commission.

 

This is the first time Towles has been named to the honor roll, which honors student-athletes each week before giving out a season-end award to the most versatile player in major college football. Towles was named to the list along with Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah and Utah State running back/linebacker Nick Vigil.

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EKU celebrates homecoming with 33-21 win over Southeast Missouri

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University football team never trailed in its 2014 Homecoming game as the No. 18 Colonels fought off visiting Southeast Missouri for a 33-21 win.

 

Junior running back Dy’Shawn Mobley tallied three touchdown rushes, including the game-clincher with 2:21 remaining to provide the final score. The EKU (7-1, 4-1 OVC) defense was led by sophomore safety Kiante Northington, who posted a team season-high 17 stops and also came down with a key third-quarter interception to stop a Southeast Missouri (4-5, 2-3) scoring threat.

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