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Mark Stoops sees no immediate end to Kentucky-Louisville rivalry

By LARRY VAUGHT Reports have surfaced recently that Cincinnati would like to start a series with Kentucky and other reports have UK considering no longer playing Louisville annually in the future. Stoops doesn’t see the UK-Louisville rivalry ending unless the SEC would go to a nine-game schedule, a proposal that was voted down this year …

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Stoops says coaching presence during summer workouts means “awful lot” to players

By LARRY VAUGHT Not only has Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari been able to spend extra time with his team this summer, but so has football coach Mark Stoops and his staff. Stoops believes it will help, too. “It’s really helped us, as you would imagine. We’re still a young team and need to improve …

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Mark Stoops apologizes for Governor’s Cup confusion, takes “responsibility” for confusion

By LARRY VAUGHT Give Mark Stoops credit for his honesty about the controversy that arose when he did not attend the Governor’s Cup golf outing/press conference Wednesday. He apologized for confusion about his presence at the event but insisted he had told organizers well ahead of time that he would not be there before speaking …

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Kentucky Football Fan Day scheduled for Aug. 9

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9 at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. ET, with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of charge. Kentucky’s student-athletes and coaches will sign autographs at the annual event at 9 …

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Senior AD for compliance says John Calipari and Mark Stoops and staffs are “very conscientious” about rules

By LARRY VAUGHT Rachel Baker has spent the last year as senior associate athletics director for compliance at the University of Kentucky after working 13 years at the NCAA, including the final three when she was the managing director for development and investigations and oversaw a staff of 35 investigators. She spoke at the Ohio …

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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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