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SEC Nation hosts noticing the changes in Kentucky football program

By: ASHLEY SCOBY When Marcus Spears was a defensive end at LSU (2001-04), he and the rest of his Tigers team thought that Kentucky was a guaranteed W. Now, Spears, after a nine-year career in the NFL, has evolved into a host for SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s show broadcasting from Lexington this weekend before …

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Mark Stoops counting on “great environment” for Saturday’s game

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops hopes Commonwealth Stadium will have a special atmosphere for Saturday’s game with No. 1 Mississippi State. “I think we’re starting to create a great environment at home and we’re looking forward to that, so obviously, always a lot nicer playing at home than at some of these venues …

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Stoops updates physical status of Boom Williams, Zach West, A.J. Stamps

By LARRY VAUGHT Mark Stoops updated somewhat the injury status of some players after Thursday’s practice. Running back Boom Williams’ status: “I’m not comfortable commenting right now on his status, OK? I’d rather just not comment on it right now.” How is offensive guard Zach West doing: “He’s doing good. He was fine this week. …

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Stoops says no “easy way” to slow down Dak Prescott

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops knows what problems Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott can put on his defense Saturday. “With what they do offensively, schematically and with a guy like Dak running their team it puts a lot of stress on a defense. There’s no easy way” Stoops said. “Any time you incorporate …

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Neal Brown says Ryan Timmons has “to get better away from the ball”

Neal Brown had a couple of interesting things to say about UK’s receivers after Tuesday’s practice: Does he need more from Ryan Timmons and other playmakers: “He had a couple of chances to make some big plays. I thought he had a seam pass early in the game when I think it was 17-3, 17-0, …

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Neal Brown on Mikel Horton, running game, Patrick Towles, State defense

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman running back Stanley “Boom” Williams’ head injury likely will result in more playing time for Kentucky freshmen Mikel Horton against No. 1 Mississippi State Saturday. “I think he plays more. I thought he played well (at LSU). I thought he did some really good things,” said Brown. “He was one of …

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Dan Mullen calls UK one “most improved teams in college football”

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has spent the past month obliterating stereotypes about the program, ignoring a mediocre history and rising to the top spot in the national rankings for the first time in school history. Now the Bulldogs are learning to embrace life as the favorite. No. 1 Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern …

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CBS Sports plans documentary on Nate Northington, first African American football player in SEC

CBS Sports Network presents FORWARD PROGRESS: THE INTEGRATION OF SEC FOOTBALL, a documentary about Nate Northington, the first African American football player in the SEC, and the impact his arrival had on the University of Kentucky, the SEC, and the sports and cultural landscape in the United States. The one-hour documentary airs during African American …

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