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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.

D.J. Eliot previews South Carolina

D.J. ELIOT “We had a good Wednesday practice. Guys were flying around, communicating. It was what (was) to be expected. So we’re making progress and continuing to get better and looking forward to tomorrow’s practice as well.” On the key … Continue reading

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Stoops: Timmons’ cast ‘nothing major’

Kentucky wide receiver Ryan Timmons was wearing a small cast on his right hand during interviews on Tuesday night for a wrist injury. Coach Mark Stoops said it is a protective cast to avoid further injury. “He’s got a banged-up … Continue reading

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Stoops on SEC teleconference

MARK STOOPS “Thought it was good for us, going back to last week. Appreciate the team’s effort. It was good to go out and get a victory versus Vandy. I thought we really played some good football on both sides … Continue reading

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High praise from Spurrier

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier has been full of compliments for Kentucky this week. Here are a few: On Kentucky’s overall team speed: “Yeah, their strength and conditioning coaches have done an excellent job of getting that team fast and quick. … Continue reading

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Neal Brown previews South Carolina

NEAL BROWN “Solid practice today. I think it’s important that we’ve got to keep improving. Did some good things against Vandy, but I think much has been made about Patrick. If he plays bad and completes 23 of 30 every … Continue reading

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Stoops addresses air-pistol incident

MARK STOOPS “All right. You all get an opportunity to fire away at me on a Tuesday here today. Good practice today. Actually, just an OK practice. We’ve got to pick it up. We’ve got to get the energy up … Continue reading

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Like brother like brother?

Steve Spurrier became the second coach this season to note that Mark Stoops runs things at Kentucky similarly to how his brother Bob Stoops does things at Oklahoma. Spurrier has a long history with the Stoops family as Bob Stoops’ … Continue reading

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South Carolina QB banged up in Missouri loss

South Carolina’s veteran quarterback got banged up on Saturday against Missouri and didn’t practice on Monday, but likely will play against Kentucky, Steve Spurrier said at his weekly news conference. Dylan Thompson, a 6-foot-3 senior, suffered what his head coach … Continue reading

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Miller honored as Offensive Lineman of Week

For the second time in a month, a Kentucky offensive lineman was honored with the league’s Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. Former Bryan Station standout Darrian Miller was the latest honoree. He graded at an 89 percent in UK’s win … Continue reading

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Updates on UK players involved in air-pistol incident

Four Kentucky football players, including a key running back and wide receiver, have been suspended for Saturday’s game for their part in an incident that locked down part of campus late Sunday night. Freshmen Dorian Baker, Drew Barker, Tymere Dubose … Continue reading

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