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Some story lines for Saturday’s opener

There are a couple of Tennessee Martin players to keep an eye on in this game, leading with linebacker Tony Bell, who led the Ohio Valley Conference with 10.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss in 2013. “An exceptional player,” … Continue reading

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Three former UK players sign contracts overseas

Three former Kentucky players have signed professional contracts overseas, the school announced on Friday. Guard Kastine Evans will pay for the Leicester Riders (England) while working on her master’s degree in applied finance and banking at Loughborough University. Forward DeNesha … Continue reading

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UT Martin will use guarantee money to build stadium

The Cats’ three non-conference home games this season cost more than $2 million according to contracts with Tennessee-Martin, Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio University. For Saturday’s game, UK will pay the Skyhawks $410,000. The visiting team will receive 800 complimentary tickets and … Continue reading

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Some fan updates for Saturday’s opener

Kentucky took more than 1,700 fan suggestions this season and many of them will be a part of the season opener on Saturday. Some things to look for this weekend include: a live national anthem performed by Miss Kentucky Ramsey … Continue reading

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Cats hope schedule tweak means faster play

Kentucky has altered its game preparation schedule this season. The Cats go through a light practice on Thursdays now and then a faster, full practice on Fridays. “There’s plenty of other schools who have done this,” Coach Mark Stoops said. … Continue reading

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Stoops talks game prep, what keeps him up at night

MARK STOOPS “Just excited to get going. Today’s about putting the little details together, putting the finishing touches on things. We’ll also do a good run through tomorrow as well. Just anxious to get going. I think the players are … Continue reading

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D.J. Eliot after Wednesday practice

D.J. ELIOT “We had a good practice today. Guys were into it, focused. Getting better fundamentally and ready to play.” On how their health is: “Great. We’re right where thought we’d be. Everybody’s ready to go. Everybody’s geared up and … Continue reading

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Stoops on SEC teleconference

MARK STOOPS “Looking forward to kicking off the season this week. Our players and coaches have worked extremely hard this offseason, this camp, to put ourselves in position to win. It’s nice to open at home. This is the first … Continue reading

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Stoops’ take on his five-man defensive tackle rotation

On the first of many Southeastern Conference teleconferences, Kentucky’s Mark Stoops broke down his defensive tackle positions, which will have two new full-time starters in Mike Douglas, who played significant snaps last season, as well as Melvin Lewis. They will … Continue reading

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Neal Brown discusses offense

NEAL BROWN “Getting these pups ready to go. We had a good practice today. Gave them some time off. Guys got some good energy. School’s starting tomorrow. I think we’re in a good place. I think we’re in a good … Continue reading

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