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By – Ira D. Combs
Tri State Sports Media Service Inc.
Many people across college football and I mean well respected members of the media and several of the retired coaching fraternity who specialize in analyzing today’s college football landscape thought the UK – LSU matchup would be a competitive if not down to the wire type battle on the gridiron and a select few even predicted a UK upset .
Not me , but I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t vision the train wreck that happened .
Continue reading: Cats dig early hole in loss at LSU
by Guy Ramsey
Offensive coordinator Neal Brown left the field on Tuesday praising Kentucky’s preparation.
Based on what D.J. Eliot said on Wednesday, the Wildcats are piling up good practices ahead of a trip to LSU on Saturday.
“We had a very good practice today,” Eliot said. “We had a lot of intensity. Guys were flying around, communicating, playing physical and making plays. That’s what we needed to have on a Wednesday.”
Continue reading: Cats have another good practice as they prep for LSU
by Brent Ingram
Off to its best start since 2007, the Kentucky football team continued preparations for Saturday’s road test at one of the nation’s most hostile environments, LSU.
Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) faces another stiff league test when it ventures to Tiger Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff Saturday on the SEC Network.
Following Tuesday’s practice inside the Nutter Fieldhouse, UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown talked about UK’s improved focus after a “lackluster” week in preparing for ULM.
Continue reading: UK football: Tuesday October 14 practice report
2014 Middlesboro Bowl Champions
Special to Pinnacle Sports View
Last week the 11 and 12 year old Bobcat Football Team defeated Middlesboro 35-0 to close out the season with an 8-2 record. On the first possession HB Hunter Bailey ran for a 22 yard TD to open the scoring for the Bobcats. HB Dawson Woolum added the PAT. After a Middlesboro punt, Bailey again found the endzone this time from 53 yards out. QB Seth Mills then added the PAT on a QB keeper. At the end of the 1st quarter the Bobcats led 14-0.
The Bobcat Defense again forced Middlesboro to go 3 and out and on the 4th play of the drive Mills ran 42 yards for the TD. He then passed to TE Dylan Hoskins for the PAT. After another Jacket 3 and out the Jr. Cats needed 2 plays to score. FB Brandon Baker carried the ball for the final 17 yards for the TD. Mills then passed to WR Cameron Burnett for the PAT. At the half Bell Co led 28-0.
On the next possession CB Dawson Woolum intercepted a Middlesboro pass. Two plays later Woolum scored from 6 yards out. Chase Huff added the PAT on a run up the middle to set the final score early in the 3rd at 35-0. The Bobcat defense was led in tackles by LB Dawson Widner, LB Jared Moore and DL Caleb Lefevers.
Chase Huff blocks to spring a TD run by Seth Mills
Cameron Burnett blocks for a Dawson Woolum TD
Battle of Cumberland Gap VI Karate Tournament
Pictured above is the Grand Champion in the male fighting category, Doug Honeycutt (left) with Mike Taylor (right). Other top finishers included Taylor Honeycutt, who was the Grand Champion in the female fighting division, and Charles Kevin Miller, who was named Grand Champion in the overall KATA.
– Senior Braden Galyon
(Powell, Tenn.) matched the lowest round in program history and simultaneously broke the Woodlake Golf Club course record to power the Railsplitters to the top of the State Farm Intercollegiate leaderboard after 36 holes on Monday in Tazewell, Tenn. Lincoln Memorial recorded a 10-under par 278 and an even-par 288 for a total of 566, four strokes ahead of South Atlantic Conference foe Carson-Newman.
Continue reading: LMU Golf: Braden Galyon breaks Woodlake Golf Club course record
Will The 5 – 1 Cats Hit A Wall 2nd Half Of Season ?
( UK Men’s Basketball Media Days – Thursday And Big Blue Madness – Friday On ESPNU )
By – Ira D. Combs
Tri State Sports Media Services Inc.
Don’t let the headline fool or confuse you but I feel it is a valid question that must be asked at this point and it will be very interesting to follow over the next 1 ½ months .
Now the good news , the 1st half of the 2014 UK football season is behind us and it ended up being a very exciting and successful 5 – 1 ( which I astutely predicted (4) weeks ago ) but with it comes bad news , the 2nd half starts this saturday at tradition rich and extremely talented LSU ( 7:30 est on SEC TV Network ) and the remainder of the 2nd half schedule is definitely more challenging and with only (2) of the (6) games in the friendly confines of CWS . Plus to make it just a little more difficult those lone (2) homes are against presently the # 1 ranked Mississippi State “Bulldogs” and the # 10 ranked Georgia “Bulldogs” two of the nations most talented teams .
Continue reading: Ira Combs: Will the 5-1 Cats hit a wall in the second half of the season?
RICHMOND, Ky. – Thanks to a furious rally over Eastern Illinois Saturday night, the Eastern Kentucky University football team kept its perfect record intact at 6-0. The Colonels are now ranked No. 12 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 13 in The Sports Network Media Poll.
The No. 12/13 ranking is the highest ranking for the Colonels (6-0, 3-0 OVC) since the end of the 2007 season. EKU was ranked No. 13 in the final media poll that year after falling to Richmond in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
Continue reading: EKU football continues to climb in the polls
- The Carolina-Cincinnati game ended in a 37-37 tie after each team traded field goals in the overtime period, marking the second overtime game to end in a tie after both teams scored points in the extra period since the modified sudden death overtime rules were implemented for the 2012 regular season. The format guarantees each team a possession or the opportunity to possess the ball in overtime, unless the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on its initial possession.
The 74 combined points are the most ever in an NFL overtime game that ended in a tie. The game marks the most combined points in a tie game since the Boston Patriots tied the Oakland Raiders, 43-43, on October 16, 1964, which occurred before the advent of NFL overtime rules in 1974.
- The CHICAGO BEARS improved to 3-3 by defeating the Falcons 27-13 in Atlanta, becoming the first franchise in NFL history with 750 total wins. Chicago’s all-time record is 750-555-42.
- Baltimore quarterback JOE FLACCO passed for 306 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions for a 146.0 passer rating in the Ravens’ 48-17 win at Tampa Bay. Flacco threw his fifth touchdown pass at the 13:57 mark of the the second quarter (16:03 into the game), becoming the fastest player to record five TD passes in a game since at least 1970.
Flacco also became the first player since 1986 with four touchdown passes in the first quarter of a game (Minnesota quarterback TOMMY KRAMER vs. Green Bay on 9/28/86) and the first player with five touchdown passes in the first half since TOM BRADY (October 18, 2009 vs. Tennessee).
- Dallas running back DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys’ 30-23 win at Seattle and became the second player in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his team’s first six games to start a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (six games in 1958).
Tight end JASON WITTEN had two catches for 24 yards and one touchdown. Witten, who is 32 years and 159 days old today, became the second-youngest player in NFL history to reach 900 career receptions. Only Houston’s ANDRE JOHNSON (32 years, 143 days) was younger when he recorded his 900th career catch.
Witten and TONY GONZALEZ (1,325) are the only tight ends with at least 900 career receptions, and Witten is the youngest to reach the milestone.
- Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 264 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 99.7 passer rating in the Packers’ 27-24 win at Miami, including the game-winning four-yard TD pass to tight end ANDREW QUARLESS with three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Rodgers, who played in his 100th career game today, now has 25,616 passing yards and 203 touchdown passes. His 203 touchdowns are the second-most of any player in his first 100 games, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO, who threw 217 touchdowns in his first 100 career games. Rodgers’ 25,616 yards rank fourth all-time among players in their first 100 games.
- San Diego quarterback PHILIP RIVERS completed 22 of 34 passes (64.7 percent) for 313 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 123.8 passer rating in the Chargers’ 31-28 win at Oakland.
Rivers has posted a passer rating of 120 or better in five consecutive games, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS (four in 1965) and KURT WARNER (four in 2009) for the longest such streak in NFL history (minimum 15 pass attempts in each game).
- Denver tight end JULIUS THOMAS had four catches for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos’ 31-17 win at the New York Jets. Thomas leads the NFL with nine touchdown catches, tied for the most of any player in NFL history through his team’s first five games of a season (CALVIN JOHNSON, 2011).
Haden has big day in Centre’s 44-7 SAA win over Berry
Senior quarterback Heath Haden (Kingsport, Tenn.) accounted for 311 yards of offense and four touchdowns as the Centre College football team won its SAA-opener 44-7 over Berry College Saturday, Oct. 11 at Farris Stadium in Danville, Ky.
With the win, the Colonels remain undefeated and improve to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the SAA. Berry, after earning its first-ever win a week ago, falls to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in league action. Continue reading: Centre College improves to 5-0 with 44-7 win over Berry College