Category Archives: UK Football

UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

The UK football team falls to Florida 45-7 on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL.  Photo by Britney Howard
The UK football team falls to Florida 45-7 on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL. Photo by Britney Howard

Junior linebacker led the SEC in solo tackles in 2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior linebacker Jordan Jones has been named at third-team defense All-American by Athlon Sports it was announced today. The All-America teams are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 All-America team and all-conference teams are largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year. Continue reading UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

Great Expectations

UK Blue White Game - Photo by Mike Cyrus
UK Blue White Game – Photo by Mike Cyrus

Curiosity won’t kill these Cats, but expectations just might. In one of the most highly anticipated seasons in UK Football history, hopes are already running rampant across the Bluegrass State. Last year’s on-the-field successes together with another Mark Stoops/Vince Marrow recruiting bonanza have combined for an upcoming perfect storm of a triumphant gridiron campaign.   Continue reading Great Expectations

UK Football – 2017 KENTUCKY FOOTBALL SIGNEES

UK Wildcats
UK Wildcats

Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald, Defensive Lineman, 6-6, 260, Fr-HS, Lakeland, Fla. (Victory Christian Academy) –Recorded 24 tackles, along with two sacks and 13 quarterback hurries in 2016 for coach Tommy Lewis at Victory Christian Academy … Named second-team All-County and Florida All-State Class 2A honorable mention as a senior in helping the Storm finish 10-2 overall … Continue reading UK Football – 2017 KENTUCKY FOOTBALL SIGNEES

UK Football’s Jeff Badet Announces Plan to Transfer

Coach Stoops - Photo by Brendon Miller
Coach Stoops – Photo by Brendon Miller

Junior wide receiver caught 31 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns in 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football wide receiver Jeff Badet has announced his plan to transfer, head coach Mark Stoops announced today. Badet, a junior in eligibility, is on track to graduate in May with a degree in agricultural economics and plans to play his final season for another program. Continue reading UK Football’s Jeff Badet Announces Plan to Transfer

Will Thomas Collins from Breathitt to Lexington

Will Thomas Collins Senior day UK - Photo by Brendon Miller
Will Thomas Collins Senior day UK – Photo by Brendon Miller

Written by Betty Collins about Will Thomas Collins

He has spent his whole life loving Kentucky Football.  From the youngest age he would watch and cheer for the Cats; in his living room, in his aunt and uncle’s den, in restaurants, and sometimes from the stands at Commonwealth Stadium.  Will Thomas Collins, AKA Will Tom or Taco Meat has always loved Kentucky Football. Continue reading Will Thomas Collins from Breathitt to Lexington

College Football – Cards Fall to Kentucky in a Thriller

UK vs UL 11-26-16 - Photo by Bob Ausmus
UK vs UL 11-26-16 – Photo by Bob Ausmus

Rivalry games can bring out the best and the worst of teams.  Today’s game pitting No. 11 Louisville verses unranked Kentucky was no different.  Favored to lose by 26 points, the Wildcats pulled off the improbable 41 – 38 upset with the help of 581 yards of total offense and four Lamar Jackson turnovers.   Continue reading College Football – Cards Fall to Kentucky in a Thriller

UK Football – Oh No, Not Again

Coach Stoops - Photo by Brendon Miller
Coach Stoops – Photo by Brendon Miller

Oh no, not again was exactly what the sparse crowd at Commonwealth Stadium and Wildcat fans across the land was thinking after watching Austin Peay jump out to a 7-0 lead after one quarter of play. Things could have been much worse as Austin Peay marched down the field on the opening drive to the UK 12 but threw an interception. UK could not capitalize and had to punt after gaining just 4 yards. Austin Peay would again march down the field and score on a 17 yard rush from Kente Williams. Continue reading UK Football – Oh No, Not Again

UK drops another winnable game at Tennessee

UK for the 3rd time this season has lost a game, they should have won - Photo by Brendon Miller
UK for the 3rd time this season has lost a game, they should have won – Photo by Brendon Miller

36 points, 635 yards in total offense to 599, 443 yards rushing compared to 376, 5 running backs over 70 yards each compared to 3 over 90, 29 first downs for both teams and 84 total plays compared to 59, and finally time of possession 35:21 compared to 24:39. All of these totals belong to the losing team. Yes, the Kentucky Wildcats put up all these numbers and LOST!!! Tennessee scored 14 in the 1st, 7 in the 2nd, 14 in the 3rd and 4th. Tennessee had 29 1st downs on just 59 plays. Literally a first down every 2 plays. Continue reading UK drops another winnable game at Tennessee

Kentucky Loses on last second Field Goal, misses on Golden opportunity to take possession of 1st place in the East.

Coach Stoops - Photo by Brendon Miller
Coach Stoops – Photo by Brendon Miller

Lexington, KY – Both teams seemed to be very evenly matched throughout the hard fought game Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium., But as time ticked off the clock and with 3 seconds left in the game, Rodrigo Blackenship kicked a 25 yard field goal as time expired to give the Bulldogs a 27-24 victory over the Wildcats. Continue reading Kentucky Loses on last second Field Goal, misses on Golden opportunity to take possession of 1st place in the East.