Mark Stoops

11:36 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Cats Show Fight In Gritty 35-28 Loss To Gamecocks

Connor Shaw passed for a TD and ran for another as No. 13 South Carolina held off a Kentucky comeback for a 35-28 victory Saturday night.

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6:45 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Stoops' Troops Still Trying To Find Rhythm

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's offense got the jump before the Wildcats' defense had the last word during Saturday's first scrimmage at Commonwealth Stadium.

With two weeks remaining before the season opener against Western Kentucky, first-year coach Mark Stoops lamented that his team is still not where it should be at this point.

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1:19 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Stoops: Fans Will "Show Up In Droves" If UK Wins

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mark Stoops thinks Kentucky fans are "starving" for the chance to celebrate and support a good football team at a school primarily known for basketball.  The key word being good.

"If we put a good product on the field, something the whole state's proud of, they'll show up in droves," Stoops said Wednesday at Southeastern Conference media days. "I'm not even worried about that. It's been evident thus far with how the fans support football.

"I think in Kentucky there's a rabid fan base."

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1:43 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Football Spending Up In New UK Athletics Budget

UK Football Coach Mark Stoops

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Athletics Committee has approved an athletics budget that boosts funding for the school’s football program by $3M or 33 percent over last year.

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5:28 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

UK Coach Stoops Has Had "Whirlwind" First Two Weeks

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- New Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is finally able to stand still for a moment.  His thought process, however, remains at high speed.

Stoops says it's been a "whirlwind" since he was hired on Dec. 2. Things slowed down enough for him on Wednesday to provide an update on how he's putting the program together in his first few weeks and to announce the signings of junior college players Steven Borden and Za'Darius Smith, Stoops' first commitments.

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5:58 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Stoops Introduced To The Big Blue Nation

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky football program has a new man in charge.  Mark Stoops was officially introduced to a crowd of media and well wishers on Sunday. 

Stoops, one of the top defensive coordinators in the country, departs Florida State University, where his first order of business will be rebuilding a football program that went 0 and 8 in the Southeastern Conference this past season.

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