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Joker changing kickers?

Updated: 09/16/2010 - Following Thursday morning’s practice, University of Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips complimented the consistently of sophomore placekicker Craig McIntosh, going so far to say that if the Akron game was Thursday, McIntosh would do the placekicking. “If we went today I think that we might go with McIntosh (for field goals and extra points) and (Joe) Mansour would be our kickoff guy,” Phillips said. “We have everybody just focusing on one phase.”

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UK offense growing more diverse

Updated: 09/15/2010 - Chris Matthews longer has those "ummm" moments - when the Kentucky wide receiver would hesistate for a split second wondering which way was the correct way to go. The senior admits there were times last year when he'd see the ball snapped and didn't move right away. "You're trying to read the defense, the keys and just trying to get a feel for the speed of the game," Matthews said. Matthews and the rest of Kentucky's receiving corps seem to be all caught up.

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Cobb Heisman Candidate?

Updated: 09/14/2010 - Kentucky coach Joker Phillips says star wide receiver Randall Cobb is the best player he's ever been around. And just because Cobb doesn't play for a national power doesn't mean he shouldn't be considered for college football's top honor. Phillips said Tuesday he considers is a "slap in the face"

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Heisman Talk For Randall Cobb

Posted: 09/14/2010 - Phillips said Tuesday he considers is a "slap in the face" that Cobb wouldn't receive Heisman Trophy consideration simply because he plays for the Wildcats and not a team like Florida.

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Joker best start since Bear Bryant

Updated: 09/13/2010 - Joker Phillips is off to the best start by a first-year Kentucky coach since Bear Bryant won his first three games with the Wildcats in 1946. And don't think Phillips isn't aware of it. When asked on Monday if he knew whose mark he can match with a victory over Akron on Saturday, Phillips knowingly nodded his head. "Bear Bryant," he said. "Sounds good. Joker and Bear."

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Coyle elevated to UK deputy director of athletics

Updated: 09/10/2010 - University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart recently announced a restructuring plan of the UK Athletics department, which includes the promotion of Mark Coyle from senior associate athletics director for external affairs to deputy director of athletics.

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UK-WKU available on Insight Cable

Posted: 09/09/2010 - Insight Communications to Assist in Televising WKU Game: Insight Communications has acquired rights to televise the UK-WKU game live in selected markets. Here are the markets and cable channels:

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UK unveils game plan for football fans

Updated: 09/09/2010 - Fans will see some changes this season when they watch the Cats at Commonwealth Stadium. The home opener is Saturday night against Western Kentucky.

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Turkish GM tells newspaper UK recruit took cash

Updated: 09/08/2010 - A New York Times article is quoting the GM of Turkish team Fenerbache Ulker that UK's Enes Kanter received more than $100,000 dollars in cash and benefits whle playing for the professional club.

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Phillips: 3rd quarter was "horrendous"

Posted: 09/07/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's record might be perfect after the Wildcats beat Louisville in the season-opener last Saturday, but coach Joker Phillips says his team has plenty of work to do.

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Cats prepare for second in-state battle

Posted: 09/07/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky football team returned to the Nutter Training Facility practice fields Tuesday, starting preparations for Saturday’s matchup with in-state rival Western Kentucky University.

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Burton cut by Rams

Posted: 09/07/2010 - Wide receiver Keenan Burton has been released by the St. Louis Rams to make room for newly-acquired Mark Clayton on the roster. This couldn't have been an easy decision for coach Steve Spagnuolo; the hard-working Burton was one of his favorites.

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Coach Cal teaming up with WEG organizers

Updated: 09/07/2010 - It's being called a strategic partnership. UK Basketball Coach John Calipari is now recruiting the community to buy tickets to the World Equestrian Games.

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#16th ranked UK Volleyball wins second straight

Posted: 09/03/2010 - Paced by a career-high 21-dig performance from libero Stephanie Klefot and 13 total team blocks the No. 16 Kentucky volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 (25-22, 29-27, 25-17) win over visiting Miami (OH) Friday evening at Memorial Coliseum.

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Joker says he's ready after final practice

Updated: 09/02/2010 - The University of Kentucky football team hit the practice field Thursday for the final time before heading 75 miles west to face in-state rival Louisville on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. First-year head coach Joker Phillips held what he termed a “mini game” at practice Thursday to get his team prepared mentally for the game. Phillips said that the mental practice started slow on both sides of the ball but he really liked the way the team finished strong, especially the special teams portion.

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UK practice to switch focus Thursday

Updated: 09/01/2010 - Head coach Joker Phillips was pleased with his team’s energy and enthusiasm at practice Wednesday, saying that all preparation has to move to the mental side of the ball to finish preparing for Louisville.

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Hartline looking for respect

Updated: 08/31/2010 - There is no hidden gunslinger in Mike Hartline. Sorry, he's just not built that way. The Kentucky quarterback doesn't have a cannon for a right arm, he doesn't see a receiver streaking through double-coverage and think he can somehow thread the needle. It's not that the senior doesn't want to. He just doesn't see the point. He's not out there to gamble. He's out there to win. Period.

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Cats pick up receiver commitment

Posted: 08/31/2010 - Rashad Cunningham, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound speedster clocked with 4.4 speed, has committed to the Wildcats. A three-star prospect on Rivals.com who was ranked as the No. 17 prospect in Alabama on the Press-Register's Elite 18, Cunningham also had offers from Arkansas, Mississippi State, Memphis, UAB and South Alabama.

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Cats, Cards playing guesing game

Updated: 08/30/2010 - Charlie Strong isn't the kind of guy who leaves things to chance. The coach charged with restoring Louisville to the glory of its not-so distant past is a stickler for details, monitoring everything from the number of available towels in the locker room to where his players park their cars. Strong's meticulousness has instilled a renewed sense of discipline at Louisville, keeping the Cardinals on their toes and delighting a fan base turned off by the decidedly more relaxed - and ultimately unsuccessful - approach of former coach Steve Kragthorpe.

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