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UK Football – Cats Win in Home Opener

Wildcats run on the field for home opener vs EKU – Photo by Brendon Miller

Ty Back – Lexington, KY
The Kentucky Wildcats (1-0) opened their 2017 home stand by hosting the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels (0-1).  Despite the two campuses being only 30 minutes away, this is only the fifth time the two teams have faced off.  Kentucky led the series 4-0 coming into today after a thrilling overtime come from behind win two years ago here in Lexington.  This was the inaugural game at the newly named Kroger Field.  Continue reading UK Football – Cats Win in Home Opener

UK Football opens with a road win

UK vs SMiss 9-2-17 (Photo by Michael Huang)

KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES – Kentucky at Southern Mississippi – Carlisle-Faulkner Field / M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss. – Sept. 2, 2017

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 24, Southern Mississippi 17

Team Records and Series Notes

  • This was the season opener for both teams.
  • Kentucky leads the series 3-1. This was the first time the teams had played in Hattiesburg.
  • Kentucky will return to action Sat. Sept. 9 with the home opener vs. Eastern Kentucky. Game time is noon and it will be televised on the SEC Network and broadcast on the UK Sports Radio Network.

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Six Wildcats Earn Preseason Coaches All-SEC Honors

Jones and Ware on second team, while Conrad, Edwards, MacGinnis and Snell are third-team members
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Six University of Kentucky football players earned a spot on the 2017 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference teams, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. Junior linebacker Jordan Jones and junior defensive end/linebacker Denzil Ware were named second-team defense, while junior tight end C.J. Conrad and sophomore running back Benny Snell Jr., were third-team offense, junior safety Mike Edwards was third-team defense and senior kicker Austin MacGinnis was third-team special teams. Continue reading Six Wildcats Earn Preseason Coaches All-SEC Honors

UK Football – Boomtown Blessings

Boom Williams – Photo by Michael Huang

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, “Boom” Williams was preparing for his junior season as the featured running back in Kentucky’s redesigned offense. Coming off two-a-day fall practices, the talented four-star recruit and his Wildcat teammates were eagerly awaiting their much-anticipated season opener against Southern Miss. Continue reading UK Football – Boomtown Blessings

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UK Football’s Cole Mosier Out for the Season with Torn ACL

Cole Mosier, George Asafo-Adjei
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Senior offensive tackle played in 32 career games with 13 starts at left tackle
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky offensive tackle Cole Mosier suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday’s scrimmage and will miss the 2017 season. The senior from Walton, Ky., is not eligible for a sixth season, thus ending his Wildcat career. Continue reading UK Football’s Cole Mosier Out for the Season with Torn ACL

UK Football – Kroger University

Kroger Field - Photo by UK Athletics
Kroger Field – Photo by UK Athletics

By John Huang Contributing Writer for Bluegrass Sports Nation
Those of you old enough to remember the “Let’s Go Krogering” jingle know that the Cincinnati based grocery chain giant has never shied away from hokey marketing promotions. None of us should have been surprised, then, when we heard of Kroger’s latest takeover of the hallowed grounds of our beloved football venue. Out with Commonwealth Stadium and in with Kroger Field. For a mere $1.85 million per year, Kroger bought not only the naming rights, but a direct path to the mind, hearts, and wallets of the Big Blue Wildcat faithful. Continue reading UK Football – Kroger University