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Woodford County lineman Drake Jackson commits to Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Woodford County junior offensive lineman Drake Jackson did the expected Saturday night when he verbally committed to Kentucky. He is the state’s highest-ranked junior football prospect and among the nation’s best interior offensive lineman. He picked UK over Alabama, OHio State and Tennessee. “It’s really no surprise to me that he picked Kentucky. …

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Kicker Austin MacGinnis makes another All-America team

Austin MacGinnis has added another honor this postseason to an already lengthy list as Scout.com has tabbed the redshirt freshman kicker a Freshman All-America First Team selection, it was announced on Friday. MacGinnis was one of three specialists named to the list, which honored 27 freshmen from all across the nation. The native of Wedowee, …

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Neubauer impressed with UK defense even if leading scorer was not that impressed

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Jeff Neubauer thought Kentucky was a good defensive basketball team before Eastern Kentucky played the No. 1 Wildcats Sunday. But after watching UK beat his team 82-49 and hold the Colonels to just 14 points in the first half, Neubauer was even more impressed. His team shot just 21.6 percent …

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Ohio defensive end Davon Hamilton verbally commits to Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow might be rumored to be a candidate for the head coaching position at Youngstown State, but that has not impacted his recruiting at Kentucky. Three-star defensive tackle Davon Hamilton of PIckerington, Ohio, a former Pittsburgh commit, gave his verbal commitment to UK Thursday one day after an …

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Punter Landon Foster named Capital One Academic All-American

Kentucky junior punter Landon Foster has been named second-team Capital One Academic All-America, announced on Thursday afternoon by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Foster, a native of Franklin, Tenn., punted 66 times in 2014, for a 42.6 yard average, including a career-long 60 yard punt at No. 22 Louisville in the season finale. …

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Stoops remains convinced that Kentucky improved and will continue to improve

By LARRY VAUGHT All Kentucky had to do was win one of its final six games to become bowl eligible, but coach Mark Stoops’ team could not do that. Instead, last week’s 44-40 loss at Louisville ended a 5-7 season in Stoops’ second year and has the coach thinking about what lies ahead. “As you …

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Neal Brown on Mark Stoops: “He is a tremendous man. He is doing a great job.”

By LARRY VAUGHT Former Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown had several things to say about Kentucky coach Mark Stoops during his press conference Monday when he was introduced as the new head coach at Troy University. “I also want to spend a minute to talk about Mark Stoops. He is a tremendous man,” said Brown. …

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Guest post: Fan understands Neal Brown’s ties to UK, wishes him well

By TINA COX Kentucky has the best fans in the nation. Kentucky fans travel better than any other fan base. Kentucky fans love their Wildcats. Kentucky fans can be brutal even to one of their own. These statements are all true. I took a break from social media and radio shows on Sunday morning. Twitter, …

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