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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.

Stoops’ final chat before Missouri

MARK STOOPS “It’s been a good week of practice so far; we had a good Thursday today. Guys are excited and look sharp in practice, so anxious to get on that plane tomorrow.” On if that’s true since you revealed … Continue reading

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D.J. Eliot previews Missouri

D.J. ELIOT “I thought we had a good practice. We’re really harping on fundamentals and pushing the kids to the limit, and they’re responding to that. Getting ready for Missouri. It’s a tough opponent, and we know what we got … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops on SEC teleconference

MARK STOOPS “Looking forward to another big game here with Missouri, going up to Missouri and another great challenge with an SEC road game. Looking to get out there and improve a little bit over this past week. After reviewing … Continue reading

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Neal Brown previews Missouri

NEAL BROWN “Solid start to the week. We had good energy today. I think offensively we’ve got a little confidence coming out of that game. I thought that was as good as our quarterback and receivers have played in two … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops previews Missouri game

COACH MARK STOOPS After watching the film, just like we thought after the game, we did some things very well, and we did some things not so well. We’ve got to continue to work. I think the big thing we … Continue reading

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Stoops: ‘Boom’ Williams will return for Missouri

Kentucky freshman Stanley “Boom” Williams will return to the field for the Cats’ game at Missouri on Saturday. The running back, who suffered a head injury at Louisiana State, “should be fine,” UK Coach Mark Stoops said. The UK coach … Continue reading

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Sites giving Dupree some NFL Draft love

In two new mock NFL drafts that came out on Sunday, Kentucky’s Bud Dupree is getting loads of first round love, including being picked to go No. 22 to the Green Bay Packers by one. With the blog noting that … Continue reading

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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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