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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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Barnhart says UK has “best parking” at football of any SEC school

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart wants UK fans to know there is still a lot of transition going on at Commonwealth Stadium. “A lot of places we can’t get to, a lot of places we can’t park, and there’s going to be some consternation, and there’s going to be some angst a …

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UK football fan does not want to be told how to cheer or act at games

By LARRY VAUGHT Recently University of Kentucky athletics decided to solicit fan response for how to improve the game-day atmosphere at Commonwealth Stadium. One possibility was moving the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home” to the end of the third quarter. Thomas Beisner, regular host of Kentucky Sports Television, asked  me how I felt about …

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Former UK All-American Derek Abney likes what he sees from UK offense, likes commitment Barnhart has made to football

By LARRY VAUGHT Question: Do you continue to like what you see from the Kentucky offense? Derek Abney: “I think the program and the system we have got is going to be top notch. I think we have a little time still to implement that. We have to get the right people in. I think we …

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What impact will JMI Sports deal with UK have on coaches’ endorsements?

MITCH BARNHART:  “I think what happens is this is a long‑standing ‑‑ make sure that all your endorsements and all the people that want to be a part of your program are centralized in one spot.  So I don’t know that much changes for us.  The process will still be very similar to what we’ve had.  …

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