Updated: 11:55 PM Mark Stoops, who oversaw dramatic improvements as defensive coordinator at Florida State and Arizona, and has turned FSU into one of the nation’s top defenses, has been named head football coach at the University of Kentucky, UK director of athletics Mitch Barnhart announced Tuesday.
Posted: 12:20 PM KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee already has fallen short of nearly all its preseason goals.
The Volunteers won't reach a bowl game. They didn't avoid a third consecutive losing season. They weren't even able to save the job of coach Derek Dooley, who was fired Sunday.
Updated: 9:52 PM The All Sports Association, Inc. announced today the 8 finalists for the 2012 Wuerffel Trophy, the national award that honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement.
Updated: 11:30 PM 19 seniors and coach Joker Phillips will say goodbye on Saturday to Kentucky fans at Commonwealth Stadium, when the Wildcats face Samford in the last home game of the season.
The Wildcats used the bye week to regroup, refresh and reflect, after being soundly whipped by Vanderbilt, 40-0, on Nov. 3, which led to Phillips being fired two days later.
Updated: 12:42 AM Joker Phillips said Monday he's getting calls, he hasn't had a chance to answer all of them but he will. Phillips was fired last week as coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. His final game in Commonwealth Stadium will be Saturday against Samford on senior night.
Updated: 3:32 PM UK coach Joker Phillips will coach in Commonwealth Stadium for the last time and the seniors will play their final home game, when Kentucky hosts Samford Saturday night at 7:30pm. Samford will go into the game with a 7-3 record, Kentucky will be looking to snap an eight game losing streak. Phillips commented at his regular Monday news conference.
Updated: 6:54 PM UK coach Joker Phillips reacted to his firing for the first time Tuesday afternoon after his team wrapped up practice att the Nutter Center. Phillips will coach the Wildcats for the final two games of the season, Senior Night against Samford, November 17th and November 26th at Tennessee.
Updated: 6:40 PM UK quarterbacks Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles may never have imagined the situation they're in as their freshman season nears an end. Whitlow has started the last four games and has taken the majority of the snaps. Towles has had to come back from a high ankle sprain after thinking he would be redshirted.