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Long-time fan says no Blue-White Game a slap at football; what do you think

By LARRY VAUGHT Keith Peel, a 1979 University of Kentucky graduate, is not happy that Kentucky will not have a Blue-White Game to end spring football practice because of construction going on at Commonwealth Stadium. Here is the email he sent to UK athletics director about the cancellation: “As a UK Alumni and football fan …

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Mitch Barnhart looks ahead on 2015 in open letter to UK fans

By MITCH BARNHART Now that I’ve reflected briefly on 2014 in UK Athletics, it’s time to look at what our future holds for us in 2015. We have a great deal to look forward to. In competition, this spring can be one of our best ever if our student-athletes and coaches work as I know …

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Mitch Barnhart reflects back on successful 2014 UK athletics year

Vaught’s note: Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart reflected back on 2015 for UK fans. Enjoy. By MITCH BARNHART With things slowing down just a bit over the holidays, I’ve had some time for reflection. I’ve thought about where we are and where we’re going. I’ve thought about what we have accomplished and what we are …

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Mitch Barnhart: “We’re good to go on the (football) practice facility”

While announcing the contract extension for coach Mark Stoops Friday, Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart was asked how close UK is fully funding the new football practice facility: “We’re good to go on the practice facility. We’ve got enough funds to move on, and I think we’re breaking ground sometime in January. So we’re moving …

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Mitch Barnhart and Mark Stoops both hope contract extension proves how committed they are

By LARRY VAUGHT He’s grateful for what Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart did for him, but coach Mark Stoops was more focused on winning this year than the contract extension he now has through the 2019 season — meaning he has five years left on his contract just like the day he did when he …

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Mark Stoops excited about Thursday night home game, knows it can help recruiting

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops said Wednesday that he has not looked ahead that much as UK’s 2015 schedule that was announced Tuesday night and includes eight home games. “I really looked at it a little bit here and there, but haven’t paid much attention to it, to be honest with you. Our …

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Landon Foster — a future athletics director — finds way to enjoy other sports and maintain perfect GPA

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky punter LandonFoster, a native of Franklin, Tenn, has a double major in accounting and marketing. He was an honor student in high school and has a perfect 4.0 grade-point average at UK. He also took a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia in May and has participated in events at the Indian …

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Kentucky will honor four “brave men” who were SEC integration trailblazers

By LARRY VAUGHT At the end of the first quarter of Saturday’s UK-Vanderbilt game, four historic trailblazers who have  largely been ignored for their role in integrating the Southeastern Conference will be honored by Kentucky. In 1966, Nate Northington, Wilbur Hackett, Houston Hogg and the late Greg Page — who died after being injured at …

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