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Mark Stoops has reasons for opting out of Governor’s Cup but sponsors and honorees hurt by decision

By LARRY VAUGHT Even though Kentucky officials say that head coach Mark Stoops told the Governor’s Cup months ago that he would not attend Wednesday’s annual luncheon Louisville, news Monday that the second-year UK head coach has opted out was a bit surprising. Every indication about the event indicated that both head coaches — Stoops …

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Neal Brown to “other team” in state: “We’re the show in town, in the state.”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown is not controversial. But he’s honest and will blunt answers to questions. So when he was asked Friday about the impact Blue-White Game attendance could have on recruiting, he took a little playful jab at the University of Louisville and coach Bobby Petrino and noted that he …

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Guest post: It’s time to get our sanity back over Kentucky-Louisville rivalry

By RENE CORNETTE A rivalry is defined as competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field and with only 70 miles separating Lexington from Louisville, that field is uncomfortably close. It gets even closer when you consider Louisville’s head coach, Rick Pitino, was once a well beloved coach at Kentucky. It’s …

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Guest Post: Bobby Petrino and Rick Pitino – Dynamic duo or Louisville death sentence?

Vaught’s note: Alex Otte is a high school junior pursuing a career in sports journalism and has her own sports journalism/photography website all at athleticaspirations.com. “Mainly, I have opinion articles and exclusive interviews with NFL/NBA/NCAA athletes, among others,” Otte said. This is her take on Louisville’s hire of Bobby Petrino and the first of more …

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Tom Jurich says “everybody is in play” to replace Strong including Petrino

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says he will move quickly to pick his next football coach, and he hopes the new hire will stay for the long term. Jurich is keeping his options open for the “100 or 200” candidates he joked have shown interest in replacing Charlie Strong, who told …

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WKU coach Bobby Petrino at Thursday press conference in Bowling Green

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Bobby Petrino feels Western can “be pretty good” on defense; needs to find quarterback, receivers

By LARRY VAUGHT Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino spoke to the Louisville Quarterback Club Wednesday and said Western’s secondary should be good because it returns three cornerbacks and two safeties who “played a lot” last year. “Defensively, we have a chance to be pretty good,” Petrino said as he looked ahead to Western’s season-opening game — …

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Former UK player, coach Mike Cassity has “beat the battle” with cancer

By LARRY VAUGHT Former University of Kentucky football player and assistant coach Mike Cassity has been battling cancer, but Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino said Wednesday he is “doing well” now. Cassity was defensive coordinator under Petrino at Louisville and the two were reunited this year after Petrino took over at Western and Cassity lost …

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