uk football

9:07 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Neal Brown Plans Up-Tempo Offense For Kentucky

New UK Offensive Coordinator Neal Brown

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Neal Brown plans to bring the `Air Raid' offense to Kentucky. He said it won't take long to install the up-tempo, passing attack, that it can be done quickly.  The Wildcats new offensive coordinator said Tuesday he will employ the offense that helped Texas Tech's offense rank in the top 15 nationally during his three seasons there.

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2:36 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

UK Hires Next Head Football Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky has confirmed the hiring of Florida State Defensive Coordinator, Mark Stoops, as the next head football coach for the Wildcats.  Stoops is the brother of Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops.  He has been the Defensive Coordinator of the Florida State Seminoles since 2009.

Here is the official release:

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7:27 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Kentucky Falls To Vols 37-17 In Phillips Finale

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  -- Kentucky couldn't send Joker Phillips out as a winner.  Tyler Bray went 20-of-34 for 293 yards with four touchdown passes Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 37-17 in a Southeastern Conference matchup that pitted a lame-duck coach against an interim coach.

The game drew an announced crowd of 81,841 at Neyland Stadium, though it appeared no more than 60,000 fans were actually in attendance.

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1:32 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Despite Losing Seasons, Kentucky-Tennessee Matchup Expected to be a Battle

UK players lifted coach Joker Phillips on their shoulders Saturday following a win over Samford. It was his last game at Commonwealth Stadium as head coach of the Wildcats. - photo by Aaron Borton, UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The 2012 football season has not gone as planned for both the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. Both will end the season with losing records and fired coaches. But pride is still on the line as the Wildcats and Vols prepare to square off on Saturday.

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5:10 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

UK Football's Injuries Continue To Mount

LEXINGTON, Ky.  -- Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles will miss Saturday's Southeastern Conference game at Arkansas after sustaining a high right ankle sprain against Mississippi State.

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1:34 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

University Looks To Head Off Unruly Gameday Behavior

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An increased police presence will be visible along Cooper Drive as UK's football team takes on South Carolina this weekend. University spokesperson Jay Blanton says UK president Eli Capilouto has also banned alcohol, DJS, and bands from non-reserved tailgating spots in response to fights that broke out in the wake of UK’s loss to Western Kentucky University September 15th.

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4:42 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Freshman Whitlow Could Draw Starting Assignment Versus South Carolina

Freshman Jalen Whitlow could get the start against South Carolina this Saturday if Max Smith's strained shoulder doesn't heal in time.

LEXINGTON, Ky.  -- Kentucky could start freshman Jalen Whitlow at quarterback Saturday night against No. 6 South Carolina if Maxwell Smith's injured shoulder hasn't healed.

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5:01 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Schedule Gets Tougher for UK Football

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Western Kentucky behind them, Coach Joker Phillips and the UK football team are now preparing for an even tougher match-up on the road against No. 14 Florida.

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9:22 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Smith picked as Kentucky QB

Maxwell Smith will be under center when the Wildcats take on Louisville in the season opener at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium September 2nd.
UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Joker Phillips says sophomore Maxwell Smith has been named starting quarterback.

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Local/Regional News
3:58 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

UK Football Coach Joker Phillips Sees Chemistry In New Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK football coach Joker Phillips is praising the chemistry he’s seen so far in this year’s team.

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