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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.

Look for RB Horton to get more carries

As of Thursday, it was unclear if Kentucky’s all-purpose leader Stanley “Boom” Williams was going to be available for Saturday’s game. Of the true freshman running back, who suffered an apparent head injury in last week’s game at Louisiana State, … Continue reading

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Stoops’ final thoughts before Mississippi State

MARK STOOPS “Good Thursday practice. Guys have been good all week. We’ve had good energy and good practices, so hopefully we’ll get a few mistakes cleaned up. Seems like we have, and looking forward to a great game here Saturday.” … Continue reading

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‘See Blue’ at Keeneland on Friday

On the last day of its fall meet, Keeneland will take on a decidedly blue hue. As a part of Kentucky’s homecoming festivities, there will be a “See Blue” day at the racetrack, including an event on The Hill, the … Continue reading

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D.J. Eliot previews Mississippi State

D.J. ELIOT “We had a good practice. Guys were communicating, playing hard, flying around. We weren’t perfect; it wasn’t a perfect practice, but it was a good effort and good enthusiasm, something we can build on and clean up for … Continue reading

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Stoops declines to discuss Baker hit consequences

It’s not clear whether or not a hit by Dorian Baker will cost Kentucky’s freshman wide receiver any playing time against Mississippi State on Saturday. On his weekly Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday, Coach Mark Stoops was asked if Baker would … Continue reading

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Stoops on SEC teleconference

MARK STOOPS “Excited to get ready for Mississippi State, a team that’s well-deserving of being ranked No. 1. They’ve had some impressive wins and they’re playing outstanding football. We’re looking to improve this week and eliminate some mistakes if we’re … Continue reading

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Brown: Cats have to learn from mistakes

If Neal Brown had his way, the tape from Kentucky’s throttling at Louisiana State last week would go directly into the trash can. But no matter how stomach turning it might be, the offensive coordinator has to use that tape … Continue reading

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Mullen: UK one of hottest teams in college football

Kentucky has Mississippi State’s undivided attention. Coach Dan Mullen is throwing out the Cats’ 41-3 loss at Louisiana State as an anomaly. “I don’t know if you can judge any team by how they perform on a Saturday night in … Continue reading

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More on Dorian Baker hit at LSU

LSU Coach Les Miles said on Monday that his staff sent in Dorian Baker’s hit on Kendall Beckwith to the Southeastern Conference to be reviewed for a potential targeting violation by the Kentucky wide receiver. “That’s something that the conference … Continue reading

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Neal Brown previews Mississippi State

NEAL BROWN “After watching that game, it went about how I said in the postgame. Didn’t do a great job in preparation. We got beat in a lot of one on ones, but onward and upward. We’ve got Mississippi State … Continue reading

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