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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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Video: UK lineman Jordan Swindle at SEC Media Days

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Guest post: Lack of respect at SEC Media Days should make Stoops and players angry

By TINA COX Social media can be a wonderful thing. It allows fans to stay up to date on recruiting, games and the players. It can also stir emotions within a fan base. I will admit I followed NBA players all over Las Vegas last year by following their tweets on twitter. This past week …

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Video: UK Football coach Mark Stoops addresses SEC Media Days

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Defensive backs Marcus Walker of Florida and Kei Beckham of Ohio commit to UK

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s recruiting success just continues with the commitments Friday night of defensive backs Marcus Walker of Florida and Kei Beckham of Ohio. Both attended UK’s football camp Friday night and then gave their verbal commitments. Walker, a four-star safety ranked in the top 20 in the country at his position by Rivals.com, …

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Mark Stoops gives Bud Dupree the Florida State compliment

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Mark Stoops probably paid defensive end Bud Dupree the biggest compliment possible Thursday during the SEC Media Days. “He’s a great player. He’s so versatile. He’s improved in so many ways, but he’s everything you want. He’s a great young man; he’s a great leader. He’s really taken on …

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Should teams be bowl eligible without six victories

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban said Thursday  he thought the best 70 teams should be invited to play in bowl games regardless of the records to encourage teams to play stronger schedules. “I also don’t think you should have to win six games to get in a bowl game. This …

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Players appreciate way Mark Stoops is changing mentality at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says his team has “worked extremely hard” after going 2-10 last year and has “done everything we’ve asked them to do” since his arrival after a 2-10 finish in 2012 cost Joker Phillips his coaching job. “I think the area where we need to improve …

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