Kentucky Rumors & News

  • Two Wildcats suspended for season opener

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Because of unspecified violations of team rules, Kentucky will be without a starting offensive lineman and a reserve wide receiver when it opens the season against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. Senior left tackle Darrian Miller, who has started 24 consecutive games for the Cats, is sitting for..." August 27

  • Mark Stoops names Patrick Towles Kentucky's starting quarterback

    CBSSports.com "It hasn't been easy being Kentucky's quarterback the past few seasons. But Mark Stoops knows which player he wants to try and change that. Direct from Stoops' Twitter feedMonday morning. A redshirt sophomore, Towles beat out redshirt freshman Reese Phillips and four-star true freshman Drew..." August 18

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Kentucky LB Miles Simpson's career over

    Louisville Courier-Journal "As SEC Media Days get underway today, some roster news for Kentucky – one piece of it pretty bad for the Wildcats. When the first official post-spring depth chart was unveiled in UK's 2014 media guide, senior linebacker Miles Simpson wasn't on it. A school spokesman confirmed Simpson is giving up..." July 15

  • Shoulder injury will keep four-star UK signee from playing in 2014

    College Football Talk "Expected to, possibly, contribute right away in Kentucky’s secondary, Mike Edwards will instead be sidelined as he continues dealing with a cranky shoulder. In a tweet posted to his Twitter account, Edwards wrote “I just want to say I am getting surgery on my shoulder this upcoming month and..." July 12

  • UK football player's marijuana citation dismissed

    USA Today "University of Kentucky defensive end Jason Hatcher's marijuana possession charge was dismissed in Jefferson District Court after the sophomore from Trinity High School completed a marijuana education course, according to court records. "He's never had any sort of criminal charge before in his..." June 21

  • Louisville WR and Kentucky DE busted for pot possession

    College Football Talk "Louisville wide receiver James Quick and Kentucky defensive end Jason Hatcher, former high school teammates, were cited for possession of marijuana on May 26, according to a report by The Courier-Journal. Louisville’s university police cited the two after authorities responded to a complaint about..." June 08

  • Former No. 1 recruit Dorial Green-Beckham and Kentucky QB reportedly to EIU

    SB Nation "After being dismissed from the Missouri football team earlier this month, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has reportedly found a new home. According to Josh Newberg of 247 Sports, Green-Beckham will transfer to FCS Eastern Illinois next season, meaning he will be eligible to play..." April 29

  • Receiver Jeff Badet breaks fibula, receiver A.J. Legree transferring

    Central Kentucky News "Kentucky has lost one receiver — A.J. Legree — to transfer and has another one — Jeff Badet — out for the next two to three months with a broken fibula. Badet had 22 catches for 285 yards and a touchdown last season as a true freshman. “He’s gonna be out. He got hurt the other day, Monday...." April 24

  • Potential secondary starter for UK out up to four months with sports hernia

    Lexington Herald-Leader "University of Kentucky cornerback Nate Willis will miss the next three to four months as he recovers from sports hernia surgery. Willis, a junior-college transfer, had 35 tackles, including two for a loss, and tied for a team-high five pass breakups last season. He started seven games for the..." April 20

  • Jalen Whitlow transferring from Kentucky

    Alabama.com "Former Prattville High quarterback Jalen Whitlow, who has started 15 games over the last two seasons at Kentucky, has decided to transfer from the school. Whitlow completed 98 of 159 passes for 1,033 yards in eight starts in 2013, throwing five touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for..." April 16

  • Kentucky's quarterbacks look like a group upgrade

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown isn't sure who the Wildcats' starting quarterback will be next season, but he seems pretty certain that the position will be upgraded from last year. Brown and head coach Mark Stoops said Wednesday after the Cats' third spring practice and..." April 03

  • Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops excited to get spring practice going

    Central Kentucky News "Beginning his second spring practice, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops liked the vibe his Wildcats had during Friday morning’s first practice.“It feels a lot better. It’s hard to compare the first day of spring this year with the first days of spring last year. It’s a lot different, it feels a..." March 29

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Kentucky sophomore Patrick Towles will work with QB guru in May, not next week

    Central Kentucky News "Due to what his father called a "scheduling snafu," Kentucky sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles will not go to San Diego to work with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. during spring break next week. Instead, he'll go to San Diego May 19-30 after UK's spring semester ends. Whitfield..." March 13

  • Kentucky football assistant Peveto accepts special teams post at LSU

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Kentucky safeties coach and special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto has accepted the job of special teams coordinator at LSU, he told The Times-Picayune on Tuesday night. A UK spokesman confirmed late Tuesday that Peveto has resigned. Peveto has deep ties to the Tigers,..." February 19

  • Kentucky football target Elijah Sindelar commits to play quarterback at Purdue

    Central Kentucky News "Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar turned down a chance to play at Kentucky when he made his verbal commitment today to Purdue, where he was recruited by former UK receiver Gerad Parker. “I kind of felt like that was going to happen, but I wasn’t sure,” Caldwell coach David..." February 13

  • Kentucky signs 14 four- or five-star players in watershed recruiting class

    Central Kentucky News "There has never been a signing-day class like this in football at Kentucky. Not only did Kentucky have 14 signees who are rated as four-star players or higher by at least one recruiting service, but they had six — defensive end Denzil Ware (113), quarterback Drew Barker (173), wide receiver..." February 06

  • Stoops' Florida background helped him bring Ware, Randolph to Kentucky

    Central Kentucky News "Defensive players Denzil Ware and Kendall Randolph of Florida were players whom Mark Stoops was recruiting when he was defensive coordinator at Florida State and immediately went after them when he came to Kentucky. Both players signed with UK on Wednesday. Ware is a defensive end and Randolph..." February 06

  • Barker says he's 'glad everybody stuck together' in Kentucky recruiting class

    Central Kentucky News "Even for Drew Barker, national signing day at Kentucky was “pretty awesome and pretty cool.” The Conner quarterback, one of six players in Kentucky’s signing class ranked among the nation’s top 300 recruits, is already enrolled at UK and going through offseason workouts with his new..." February 06

  • Kentucky -- yes, Kentucky! -- an SEC presence in recruiting

    CBSSports.com "The top 25 recruiting rankings are laced with traditional power programs and ascending teams coming off good seasons. And Kentucky. Yes, one thing is not like the other 24. Kentucky is coming off back-to-back 2-10 seasons and hadn't finished better than 12th in SEC recruiting since 2006...." February 05

  • Elam a rare gem for Cats, who know they need more

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Matt Elam called his friend Drew Barker on Wednesday and told him he was going to commit to play football at Alabama. He wanted Barker to hear it from him first, and he didn't want the future University of Kentucky quarterback to be upset with him. Barker told Elam he wasn't mad and that he..." January 31

  • Off the field, Mark Stoops is an irresistible force

    Lexington Herald-Leader "On the field, Mark Stoops' first season as Kentucky head football coach was a dispiriting, if familiar, slog. Off the field, Stoops is in the midst of as bountiful a stretch as any UK football head man has enjoyed in my memory. In Elizabethtown on Thursday, mammoth John Hardin High School..." January 31

  • Elam picks UK over Alabama

    247 Sports "It took 26 days longer than expected, but Kentucky didn't mind waiting to finally get its man. Originally scheduled to announce his college decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio Jan. 4, Elizabethtown (Ky.) John Hardin five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam postponed his..." January 30

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