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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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New UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson says he “can be successful anywhere”

By LARRY VAUGHT Shannon Dawson has not doubts that Kentucky can win in the Southeastern Conference. “I think I can be successful anywhere. Maybe I am naive to the point but I’ve taken over a couple of programs that didn’t win any games a year before and we were close to winning national championships at …

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Stadium construction means no Blue-White Game for Cats

During his first two seasons at Kentucky, coach Mark Stoops used fan enthusiasm at the Blue-White Game to impress recruits. That won’t happen this year because there will not be a Blue-White Game. Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Friday that there will no be spring game at Commonwealth Stadium because of construction at …

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New UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson focused on “physical” version of Air Raid

By ASHLEY SCOBY Football these days is a lot different than it used to be. The leather helmets are gone, for one. There’s this thing called the forward pass. Defensive linemen are more monstrous in size, yet somehow still quicker and more versatile. The game has been built on evolution. So a physical and efficient …

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Five UK football seniors will play in all-star games

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Five University of Kentucky football seniors, including defensive end/linebacker Bud Dupree, tight end Steven Borden, wide receiver Demarco Robinson, offensive lineman Darrian Miller and defensive end Za’Darius Smith, have been invited to play in national all-star games after completing strong careers on the field for the Wildcats. Borden, a native of Waxahachie, …

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Damien Harris says Alabama, not Kentucky, right fit for him

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun BEREA — Madison Southern Damien Harris is going out of state to play college football. The five-star senior running back chose Alabama over Kentucky and Ohio State during a much-anticipated announcement Friday in the school gymnasium. The decision ended a long recruiting battle between Kentucky and Alabama for the star …

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Art Still humbled to be named to College Football Hall of Fame

Art Still, whose dominance at defensive end helped lead Kentucky to some of its greatest moments in school history, has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame as announced Friday by the National Football Foundation. The announcement was held in Dallas, Texas, at the Renaissance Hotel, in conjunction with events surrounding the upcoming …

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Vince Marrow says Shannon Dawson is a “personable guy and go-getter”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow says he met new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson over the holiday break. He said he liked the hire because “we still try to keep the same type of offense” and Dawson adds that stability. “I actually met him working out over the holidays, and (UK associate athletics …

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