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Bye week giving UK defense chance to focus on fundamentals

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot says have a bye week can change the scope of practice and that he has “harped” on fundamentals this week to help stop UK’s five-game losing streak. “When you’re practicing for a regular week, a lot of time is spent on assignment because the game is closing …

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Is beating Louisville bigger for extra bowl practices or program perception?

By LARRY VAUGHT After starting the season 5-1 and on the verge of being bowl eligible, UK has lost six straight Southeastern Conference games and now must win at Louisville Nov. 29 to be eligible to play in a bowl game. If Kentucky gets bowl eligible, it will also get an extra 15 practice sessions. However, …

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Austin MacGinnis National Placekicker Performer of the Week

After booting a school-record 54-yard field goal and totaling 11 points at Tennessee on Saturday, Kentucky freshman Austin MacGinnis has been tabbed the National Placekicker Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards, it was announced on Monday. MacGinnis shares the CFPA National Placekicker of the Week title with Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo. …

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Mark Stoops: “But we’re excited. That’s the good news”

What does Mark Stoops think it will take for his team to win at Louisville Nov. 29? Here’s what he said after Saturday’s loss at Tennessee: “We got to get back and refocus. Like I said, I think a little bit of healing up will help us. They need a little bit of time to …

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Mark Stoops does not believe team has quit, says he his proud of team

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Has Mark Stoops lost this Kentucky football team? After a 5-1 start, the Wildcats now 5-6 heading into an open week before they close the season at Louisville in a must-win situation to get bowl eligible. They are coming off a 63-31 loss to Georgia followed by a 50-14 loss …

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Austin MacGinnis didn’t know he was attempting school-record kick

Here’s what redshirt freshman kicker Austin MacGinnis had to say about his school record 54-yard field goal to end the first half in Saturday’s loss at Tennessee. On his school-record setting field goal … “When I went out there, I didn’t even know how long it was or that it was for the school record. …

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Javess Blue: “We had a feeling it was going to be tough”

Here is what Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles and receiver Javess Blue had to say after Saturday’s loss at Tennessee: Kentucky Quarterback Patrick Towles (On anticipating the bye week) “We’re banged up, for sure. We’re banged up. But it’s also great because we’ve got our biggest game coming up in two weeks and we’ve got an …

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Middlesboro High School finalizing plans to honor Greg Page

By LARRY VAUGHT Mel Page recently shared an email from Dana Greene about a meeting with Middlesboro High School principal Bobby Bennett about a project to frame Greg Page’s football jersey. Greg Page died from an injury suffered while playing football at Kentucky after a successful prep career at Middlesboro. He was one of four …

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