UK Football Mark Stoops First Game Week Presser

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky.— Mark Stoops breathed a sigh of relief Monday as the No. 23 Wildcats began preparing for Saturday’s season-opener at eighth-ranked Auburn. “Seems like it's been a long time coming, but it's exciting time for us — that's for sure,” Stoops said Monday. “ … For us, it's

Elevate: Kentucky Defense Shifts Focus From Camp To Game Day

Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White has been impressed with his unit during preseason workouts. (Zoom photo by Keith Taylor) By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White likes the way Kentucky’s defense has performed during fall workouts as the focus shifts from preseason to Game Day. “You can tell the

UK Depth Chart Narrowed Down, QBs Gatewood, Allen Impressive

Kentucky wide receiver Allen Dailey takes part in a practice drill on Tuesday. (UK Athletics Photo) By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Fall camp is nearly complete and Kentucky has its depth chart mostly configured for the upcoming season. Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said Tuesday the Wildcats have penciled in the first-

Latest Results Reveal 14 UK Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — The latest COVID-19 results have revealed that 14 of Kentucky’s 402 student-athletes tested positive during a round of testing conducted Aug. 20-Sept. 2. In addition to the 14 who tested positive for the virus, seven of 306 staff members also tested positive. A total of 34 student-athletes

Cats Thin, Depth Chart ‘Manageable’ Following Final Scrimmage Of Camp

DeMarcus Harris makes a catch during a scrimmage Saturday at Kroger Field. (UK Athletics Photo) By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops had to change his plans during his team’s third and final scrimmage of fall workouts Saturday. “We’re thin at certain positions and we did have to look at

Gran, UK Offense Zero In On Red Zone Offense As Season Inches Closer

Terry Wilson makes a run during a preseason practice Tuesday in Lexington. (UK Athletics Photo) By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Eddie Gran wants to see more from Kentucky’s offense in the red zone as the Wildcats inch closer to the season opener. “We're trying some different things as well,” Gran said. “We

Cats Building Depth Chart, Worse-Case Scenario Contingency Plans

Brandin Echols makes a move during a practice session earlier this week. (UK Athletics Photo) By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Determining the depth chart has always been a top priority for the Kentucky coaching staff during pre-season workouts, but this year, the coaching staff is looking at different ways to utilize

Safe To Play: EKU Set To Open Season Against Ex-Rival Marshall

Eastern receiver Keyion Dixon celebrates a catch during a preseason scrimmage last month. The Colonels open the season Saturday at Marshall. (EKU Athletics Photo) By KEITH TAYLOR RICHMOND, Ky. — Eastern Kentucky University coach Walt Wells wasn’t satisfied when the Ohio Valley Conference told member schools they could play only four games

UK coach Jai Lucas didn’t balk at second chance to join the Wildcats

Jai Lucas took part in a Zoom video press conference with reporters on Wednesday afternoon. By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jai Lucas turned down Kentucky once. When the Wildcats called a second time, he didn’t balk at the opportunity. Lucas committed to play for the Wildcats before Tubby Smith left for Minnesota,