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

Cole Mosier (74) (Vicky Graff Photo)

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.

Mosier, a 6-foot-6, 335-pounder who was slated to start at left tackle for the Wildcats again this season, is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, Aug. 17. He is on track to graduate in December with a degree in political science.

Simi Shittu has UK in final 10

Simi Shittu

By LARRY VAUGHT

He’s yet to receive an official scholarship offer from Kentucky, but that didn’t stop 6-8, 210-pound Simi Shittu from including Kentucky on his list of 10 schools he’s considering for college.

The five-star Canadian forward, who plays at Saxtons River Vermont Academy, is a top 10 prospect in the 2018 recruiting class.

He listed Arizona, Arizona State, Connecticut, New Mexico, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon, South Carolina and Vanderbilt along with Kentucky as schools he would consider. He has scholarship offers from all but Kentucky.

 

Stoops: Cats have to be strong up front

Mark Stoops (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops — and UK’s defensive coaches — have not been shy about insisting that the run defense has to improve this season. Kentucky fans certainly have made it clear they totally agree.

So how does the run defense get better?

“We’ve got to be fundamental and strong up front. We were for the most part today,” Stoops said after Saturday’s scrimmage. “We got cut out on one run. I think the offense does a nice job, they spread us out and they cut us off at one spot and it was a big run. Outside of that it wasn’t just driving on us.

Bogey putt on 1 may have been biggest key to Justin Thomas winning PGA title

Justin Thomas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Louisvillian Justin Thomas had a chip-in for birdie and a putt that hung on the lip of the cup for 12 seconds before falling in for another birdie to propel him to a 3-under par 68 Sunday in the PGA Championship and give him his first major win.

Thomas, age 24, won with his father, Louisville club pro Mike Thomas, watching and the two embraced after his final putt. He finished at 8-under par and won by two shots.

Thomas, who played college golf at Alabama, had this to say in the media room after his win that earned him $1.89 million:

Stoops: Lynn Bowden wants to earn his way

Lynn Bowden (UK Athletics Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Freshman Lynn Bowden has been on the Kentucky campus for a week and went through his first scrimmage Saturday.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Bowden, a dynamic playmaker, is “coming on” but warned he still has a lot to learn.

“There’s so much learning involved. He just got here. The other day he had a really good practice. He showed up today with a couple nice catches. I believe he’s got a really good future. I love his attitude,” Stoops said.

UK Basketball: Everybody Has A Story

Bam Adebayo with his mother and John Calipari at the NBA Draft.

By KEITH PEEL, Contributing Writer

Annually the University of Kentucky receives about 5,000 new students in each freshman class. Usually 4 to 7 of those are Kentucky basketball players. They each have a story

Everybody has a story. They shape who we are. Experiences in life lead us to set certain goals for who we want to be, how we want to live and what we want to do with our lives.

J.B. Holmes “played great” to shoot 67 at PGA

J.B. Holmes shot 67 at the PGA Championship Saturday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kentuckian J.B. Holmes had a 4-under par 67 — the low round of the day — at the PGA Championship to move up to 18th place at 1-over par after three rounds.

Holmes birdied four of his first eight holes to post a 4-under 31 on the front nine. Despite his birdie barrage, he still trails by eight shots.

Here’s what he had to say in the media center after his round.

Harrison fourth in 100-meter hurdles in London

LONDON – Kentucky alumna Kendra Harrison missed out on a medal by .02 seconds, placing fourth in 12.74 (+0.1) IAAF World Championships final in the 100-meter hurdles at London Stadium on Friday.

“Sometimes at these Championships it’s not about going out there and running fast it’s about just executing your race and I didn’t do that,” Harrison said. “I had a few nicks (of hurdles) and I tried to get back into it.

“This is my first time making the final ever so to get fourth, it’s bittersweet right now.”

Brad Calipari has Successful Trip to Croatia for Basketball Trip

Brad Calipari
(Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball sophomore Brad Calipari enjoyed a successful eight-day basketball trip to Croatia as a part of the Global Sports Academy.

The squad made up of 14 collegiate players produced a 3-1 record in its four outings in eight days.

Calipari was terrific averaging 14.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds a game. He opened the week by scoring 17 points, dishing out seven assists and hauling in four rebounds.

Courtney Love has “better feel” for the game

Courtney Love (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Courtney Love says he’s got faster because he recognizes his reads faster and can “just shoot my gun rather than hesitating” before reacting.

The UK inside linebacker says he has a “better feel” of the game and understands what the offense is doing quicker.

“I know where the offense is going now,” he said.

Love isn’t taking anything for granted even though he’s a returning starter.

 

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