Kentucky Rumors & News

  • QB Patrick Towles to transfer from Kentucky to Boston College

    ESPN "Former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles will transfer to Boston College, the redshirt junior said Friday on social media. Towles is expected to graduate this month with a degree in political science, and he will be immediately eligible to play for the Eagles." December 19

  • Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson won’t return next season

    Lexington Herald-Leader "For the second time in as many seasons, Kentucky will be looking for a new offensive coordinator, with several reports indicating that Shannon Dawson is out. Kentucky officials said they couldn’t confirm the initial report from WKYT, and then Fox Sports reported that Dawson said he and the Cats..." December 17

  • Kentucky QB Patrick Towles says he's transferring

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles will play at a different school in 2016. The QB said Sunday he would switch teams for his fifth year of eligibility. Here's what he posted to Instagram. I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to achieve my childhood..." November 30

  • Thaddeus Snodgrass leaving Kentucky Wildcats Football

    A Sea of Blue "The Kentucky Wildcats will be losing one of the most highly-touted recruits of the Mark Stoops era. According to Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader, redshirt freshman wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass is leaving the program. A former four-star prospect by all the national recruiting..." October 22

  • Melvin Lewis to have surgery; May return for a bowl game

    A Sea of Blue "The Kentucky Wildcats have been rather lucky on the injury front through the first half of the 2015 season, but that changed during their Week 7 loss to Auburn. Starting nose tackle Melvin Lewis suffered a fractured fibula during the game that will sideline him for the rest of the regular..." October 20

  • Bowling Green the landing spot for ex-Kentucky LB Dorian Hendrix

    College Football Talk "Dorian Hendrix played his high school football in the state of Ohio and, after a brief detour to the south, he’s back in his home state. Bowling Green announced in a press release that Hendrix has been added to Dino Babers‘ football program. Because of NCAA transfer rules, the linebacker will..." August 31

  • Towles named starting UK quarterback

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Drew Barker made it a legitimate competition, which took months to finally settle, but junior Patrick Towles held him off to win the starting quarterback job at Kentucky for the second straight season. Coach Mark Stoops announced the decision after Monday's practice, the Wildcats' 11th day of..." August 17

  • Marcelys Jones, former Ohio State lineman, dismissed from Kentucky football program

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Marcelys Jones, the former Ohio State offensive lineman, had his football career at Kentucky end almost as soon as it began. Jones, who left the Buckeyes football program in June, was dismissed from Kentucky on Monday. Wildcats coach Mark Stoops announced at a Monday news conference that Jones..." August 17

  • Kentucky LB Jason Hatcher suspended for two games

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The good news for Kentucky football is junior outside linebacker Jason Hatcher looked great at Saturday's open practice, the Wildcats' second day of preseason camp. The bad news: the Trinity High alum won't play in UK's first two games. Coach Mark Stoops said after practice Hatcher is suspended..." August 08

  • UK lands Minnesota linebacker transfer

    Louisville Courier-Journal "What is expected to be a big recruiting weekend for Kentucky football got off to a strong start with the announcement of Minnesota linebacker De'Niro Laster that he'll transfer to play for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-4, 226-pound Cleveland, Ohio, native tweeted a picture of himself in a UK uniform..." July 20

  • 4-Star LB Kash Daniel Takes Shot At Louisville After Spurning Cardinals For Wildcats

    College Spun "In the biggest recruiting news so far today, four-star Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel committed to Mark Stoops’ Wildcats over Louisville and South Carolina. Despite being one of his finalists, Daniel wasted no time in taking a shot at the Cardinals after choosing their archrival. " July 05

  • Glenville's Marcelys Jones transferring from Ohio State to Kentucky, per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Marcelys Jones quickly found a new home. One day after it was confirmed Jones was leaving the Ohio State football program, Matt Jones of has reported that Marcelys Jones will transfer to Kentucky. Jones, a sophomore from Glenville High School, played in just two games..." June 23

  • Wanting to play closer to Ohio home, OT Josh Krok transfers from UK

    College Football Talk "We’ve spent a good chunk of the weekend discussing various transfers, so might as well end it the same way. Mark Stoops, a native Ohioan, has made significant recruiting inroads in his home state during his two seasons as Kentucky’s head coach. One of those inroads led to the signing of..." June 15

  • Kentucky QB Drew Barker flattened by punch in EKU dorm

    CBS Sports "Kentucky plays Eastern Kentucky in Lexington this coming Oct. 3, and usually, an SEC team hosting a nearby FCS opponent wouldn't be reason to expect any out-of-the-ordinary chippiness or frayed tempers. But after the events of this past January, the officials of that game will be on the highest..." April 15

  • Backup UK QB Phillips ruptures Achilles

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Redshirt sophomore quarterback Reese Phillips, a backup last season to Kentucky starter Patrick Towles, ruptured his Achilles tendon during a workout Wednesday and will require surgery, UK spokesman Tony Neely confirmed." March 05

  • Kentucky offers St. Xavier 2016 TE Noah Davis

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The University of Kentucky is the latest offer for St. Xavier 2016 tight end Noah Davis, according to St. X coach Steve Specht. Illinois offered Davis earlier on Wednesday." February 12

  • UK's Tubman not indicted on rape charge

    Louisville Courier-Journal "After hearing the evidence involved, a Lexington grand jury has decided not to indict former University of Kentucky football player and Seneca High School product Lloyd Tubman on a charge of rape, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson said Wednesday night. He'll face no more charges..." February 12

  • Georgia RB Sihiem King commits to Kentucky

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The Kentucky football team picked up a signing-day eve commitment from three-star all-purpose back Sihiem King, who was not known to be a serious UK target. King, a 5-foot-8, 175-pound player from state champion Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga., said he committed to UK Tuesday..." February 04

  • Kentucky trio reportedly involved in bar fight with FCS player

    College Football Talk "Three Kentucky football players who found themselves on the wrong side of the law last year may have done the same to start out the new year. The father of Eastern Kentucky lineman Colton Scurry told the Louisville Courier-Journal Tuesday that his son sustained multiple facial fractures during..." January 28

  • Kentucky officially announces additions of two ex-Cornhuskers

    College Football Talk "Not so unexpectedly, Kentucky’s updated roster will have a little bit of a Nebraska feel to it. In announcing the additions of six new players to the team, UK confirmed that tight end Greg Hart and linebacker Courtney Love are now enrolled at school. Both players were redshirt freshmen for the..." January 22

  • Kentucky RB Braylon Heard entering NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "In what comes as a surprising announcement, Kentucky running back Braylon Heard has decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. “I appreciate the hard work Braylon gave to the Kentucky program,” said Kentucky coach Mark Stoops. “He has been a model student-athlete and we wish him..." January 14

  • Source: WVU's Dawson leaving to become Kentucky's OC, playcaller

    Fox Sports - College Football "West Virginia offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is leaving to become the playcaller and offensive coordinator at Kentucky, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday. This season Dawson helped the Mountaineers to the nation's No. 9 offense (502 yards per game) that ranked No. 9 in passing and No. 42..." December 18

  • Bobby Petrino in pregame scuffle

    ESPN "Louisville coach Bobby Petrino appeared to shove a Kentucky assistant during an on-field pregame scuffle Saturday prior to the in-state rivals' annual showdown. The incident began when several Kentucky players stomped on the Cardinals' logo at midfield, prompting an angry response from..." November 30

  • Kentucky again extends Mark Stoops’ contract

    College Football Talk "Back in May, Kentucky announced that it had extended the contract of Mark Stoops. Nearly six months and eight games later, they’ve done it again. UK announced Friday afternoon that it had reached an agreement on yet another contract extension for its head football coach. The deal back in..." November 01

  • UK's Tubman charged with rape, suspended

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Kentucky's athletic department on Tuesday announced that defensive end Lloyd Tubman, a freshman out of Seneca High School, has been indefinitely suspended from the Wildcats' football team following charges brought by UK police. The Fayette County Detention Center's website..." October 07

  • Charges against UK football players pending; UK releases records, surveillance video

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Four University of Kentucky football players who were caught on video surveillance and later disciplined by Coach Mark Stoops had not been charged as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the prosecutor. Fayette County Attorney Larry Roberts said his office has processed charges against all four..." October 02

  • UK suspends 4 players for roles in pellet gun scare

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Kentucky football program suspended four freshmen, including two key contributors, for Saturday night's game against South Carolina after an incident with an airsoft pellet gun caused police to lock down campus late Sunday night. Wide receiver Dorian Baker, running back..." September 30

  • Mark Stoops ‘furious… outraged’ over UK RB’s win guarantee

    College Football Talk "Earlier today, we noted that Kentucky running back Jojo Kemp went all bulletin-board material in guaranteeing a win Saturday over a Florida team that’s beat the Wildcats 27 straight times. “A couple of my [high school] teammates actually went to Florida, so I’m familiar with a lot of those..." September 10

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

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