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Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) runs the ball against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (Gary Lloyd McCullough/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Kentucky QB Wilson to transfer for final year of eligibility

Jan. 4, 2021 11:09 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson says he will enter the NCAA transfer portal for his final season of eligibility after leading the Wildcats to two bowl wins in three years. Wilson announced his intention to transfer in an Instagram post Monday night in which he thanked his Kentucky...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020 file photo, North Carolina State running back Ricky Person Jr. (8) and teammates head to the field to warm up before an NCAA college football game against Liberty in Raleigh, N.C.  North Carolina State (8-3) is a 2 ½-point underdog against Kentucky (4-6) in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, a number the Wolfpack consider a slight heading into Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 game in Jacksonville.   (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Kentucky runs for 281, beats NC State 23-21 in chippy Gator

Jan. 2, 2021 5:21 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky's postgame locker room provided a scene players and coaches might never forget. They celebrated a third consecutive bowl victory while dedicating it to two guys who couldn't be there. This one was for late offensive line coach John Schlarman and rehabbing linebacker Chris...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Coastal Carolina's Silas Kelly waits for the snap during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Alabama  in Conway, S.C.  Kelly is one of three winners of the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award, along with Colorado running back Jarek Broussard and Kentucky offensive lineman Kenneth Horsey. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Kentucky's Horsey among 3 Comeback Player of Year winners

Jan. 2, 2021 11:28 AM EST

Kentucky offensive lineman Kenneth Horsey is one of three winners announced Saturday of the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award, along with Colorado running back Jarek Broussard and Coastal Carolina linebacker Silas Kelly. Horsey overcame a heart condition that required surgery and threatened his career...

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) throws the ball during an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Lexington, Ky.  North Carolina State (8-3) is a 2 ½-point underdog against Kentucky (4-6) in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, a number the Wolfpack consider a slight heading into Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 game in Jacksonville.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

UK goes for 3rd straight bowl victory vs streaking NC State

Jan. 1, 2021 11:51 AM EST

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Kentucky (4-6) vs No. 24 North Carolina State (8-3), Jan. 2, Noon Eastern (ESPN) Line: Kentucky by 2 ½. Series record: Series tied 1-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE Kentucky goes for its third straight bowl victory. The Wildcats beat Penn State in the Citrus Bowl two years ago and topped...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020 file photo, North Carolina State running back Ricky Person Jr. (8) and teammates head to the field to warm up before an NCAA college football game against Liberty in Raleigh, N.C.  North Carolina State (8-3) is a 2 ½-point underdog against Kentucky (4-6) in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, a number the Wolfpack consider a slight heading into Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 game in Jacksonville.   (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

NC State seething in underdog role vs Kentucky in Gator Bowl

Jan. 1, 2021 10:49 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s one of the oddest betting lines of the bowl season. No. 24 North Carolina State (8-3) is a 2 ½-point underdog against Kentucky (4-6) in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, a number the Wolfpack consider a slight heading into Saturday's game in Jacksonville. NC State has won...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against San Diego State on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

Shrunken bowl season makes it more important to watch'em all

Dec. 22, 2020 11:44 AM EST

Well, hope you're happy, Mr. (or Miss) There Are Too Many Bowls guy (or gal). This long season through a pandemic has whittled the bowl lineup from the 43 games that were originally scheduled to fewer than 30. That's a lot less college football and there is no reason to be happy about it. Most of us will miss the...

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) scrambles during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

No. 24 N.C. State faces Kentucky in Gator Bowl

Dec. 20, 2020 8:18 PM EST

Kentucky (4-6, SEC) vs. No. 24 N.C. State (8-3, ACC), Jan. 2, noon EST. LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida TOP PLAYERS Kentucky: P Max Duffy, preseason All-American, averaging 46 yards per attempt N.C. State: LB Payton Wilson, 3 1/2 sacks, leads team in tackles NOTABLE Kentucky: Mark Stoops is set to become the...

Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) runs for a touchdown during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Rodriguez scores 3 TDs, Kentucky routs South Carolina 41-18

Dec. 6, 2020 2:12 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for three touchdowns, Terry Wilson and A.J. Rose each rushed for one, and Kentucky rolled South Carolina 41-18 Saturday night in the regular season finale for both schools. Kentucky’s sixth win over South Carolina in seven meetings also capped an...

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) looks for a receiver against Florida during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

South Carolina, Kentucky meet looking to end losing streaks

Dec. 3, 2020 9:22 AM EST

South Carolina and Kentucky each aim to end disappointing regular seasons with a rare victory. The winner might even have a chance to continue playing football in December. While the possibility of postseason play initially appears farfetched given both teams’ losing records, the Southeastern...

Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: WVA not allowing basketball fans in December

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...