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About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.

Quick hits from Stoops

Some quick news and notes from Mark Stoops’ Monday news conference to preview Louisiana Lafayette: Kentucky will be without two veteran linemen when it plays the Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday, with right tackle Kyle Meadows and defensive tackle C.J. Johnson … Continue reading

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Q&A with Stoops previewing Louisiana Lafayette

MARK STOOPS “Excited to get the season going. Feels like it’s been a long summer. The players have worked extremely hard. The coaches have worked hard. So we’re anxious to get going. We have a great opponent, Louisiana Lafayette. Won … Continue reading

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Some construction pics from Commonwealth Stadium

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Kentucky position series stories

For the past nine days, we’ve brought you a series of stories highlighting each of the Cats’ position groups. Here are all of them in one handy dandy place: RUNNING BACKS: All you need to know about Sihiem King is … Continue reading

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Friday’s practice report

Kentucky practiced at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday night, not a full scrimmage, but some situational work. Slow start: Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said the practice started off poorly but the last hour the team showed the ability to push through. … Continue reading

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Q&A with Dawson after Friday’s practice

SHANNON DAWSON On how practice was: “Started out I think bad, but it ended up — I thought it started out really slow, and then I think the last hour of practice was really good to see our guys push … Continue reading

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Thursday’s practice report

Mark Stoops was in a fun, playful mood as he met with the media on Thursday, Kentucky’s first day of starting to prep for Louisiana Lafayette.  Flannigan on way back: Weakside linebacker Ryan Flannigan said with much conviction that he … Continue reading

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Walk-on wide out Fogle leaves team

Walk-on wide receiver Cameron Fogle, who played at Conner with Kentucky’s backup quarterback Drew Barker, has left the program, a UK spokesman confirmed on Thursday night. The 5-foot-11 wide receiver played in one game last season, the Cats’ season opener against … Continue reading

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A look at true freshmen who will get a look

Mark Stoops went through a laundry list of true freshman that likely will see time on the field this season. They included (but are certainly not limited to): cornerbacks Chris Westry and Derrick Baity, tight end C.J. Conrad, linebackers Jordan … Continue reading

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Q&A with Stoops, Eliot

MARK STOOPS “Good practice. Got some good work in. Our first good physical day on Lafayette, so it was good to get started, good to work on some other opponents. Thought we had good concentration, so off to a good … Continue reading

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