Latest Mark Stoops News

Levis, Ruffolo carry Kentucky past rival Louisville 26-13

Nov. 26, 2022 20:13 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A rivalry game was just what Kentucky needed to snap out of a second-half tailspin and play the way it wanted. Will Levis passed for two touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Barion Brown in the third quarter, Matt Ruffolo kicked a career-best four field goals...

Kentucky, Louisville square off in Bluegrass showdown

Nov. 23, 2022 12:24 PM EST

Louisville (7-4) at Kentucky (6-5), Saturday, 3 p.m. EST (SEC) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Kentucky by 2½. Series record: Kentucky leads 18-15. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Louisville has won five of six and seeks its first Governor’s Cup...

Kentucky's Mark Stoops gets raise, contract extended to 2031

Nov. 20, 2022 15:24 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has signed an amended contract extension through June 2031 that in February will boost his base annual salary to $8.6 million plus incentives. The 10th-year coach, who is earning $6.35 million this season, signed the new deal on Nov....

No. 1 Georgia tops Kentucky, goes unbeaten in SEC again

Nov. 19, 2022 21:13 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Between Kenny McIntosh and Jack Podlesny, top-ranked Georgia got all the important points it needed on a day where style points weren't possible. McIntosh rushed for a career-best 143 yards, including a crucial 9-yard score late in the third quarter, and the...

Top-ranked Georgia seeks perfect SEC finish against Kentucky

Nov. 17, 2022 11:58 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Not long ago, Georgia and Kentucky were both unbeaten and seemingly on a collision course for SEC East supremacy. The top-ranked Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) have lived up to expectations, rolling to another division title with an eye on clinching a...

Vanderbilt stuns Kentucky to end 26-game SEC losing streak

Nov. 12, 2022 17:01 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Mike Wright ran 59 yards for a touchdown and completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Will Sheppard with 32 seconds left for a 24-21 win over Kentucky Saturday, snapping a 26-game Southeastern Conference losing streak. Wright was named the Commodores’ starting...

Kentucky escapes Missouri with 21-17 victory

Nov. 05, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Amid a contest in which the defenses for Kentucky and Missouri flexed their muscles most of the afternoon, it was a botched punt snap that proved the difference for the Wildcats in escaping with a 21-17 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. Incredibly, it was...

Hyatt's 2 TDs lead No. 3 Tennessee over No. 19 Kentucky 44-6

Oct. 30, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No looking ahead for Jalin Hyatt and No. 3 Tennessee. The Volunteers were ready for Kentucky. Hyatt caught five passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 44-6 victory over No. 19 Kentucky on Saturday night. ...

Rare ranked showdown for No. 3 Tennessee, No. 19 Kentucky

Oct. 27, 2022 06:11 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than just bragging rights will be on the line Saturday night between Tennessee and Kentucky. It will simply be the biggest game between these border rivals in 71 years. Neither Tennessee nor Kentucky have been ranked at the same time...

Rodriguez's 2 TD runs push No. 22 Kentucky past Miss. State

Oct. 16, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Challenged by Mark Stoops to do better, No. 22 Kentucky rebounded from a sluggish outing with a performance the coach knew it was capable of. Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 196 yards and two fourth-quarter scores, Will Levis returned from a one-game absence to...